Common ProblemsMy Overwatch account was silenced.
We penalize your account if you are reported multiple times for Spam or Abusive Chat. The severity of this penalty increases each time we apply it to your account. These penalties begin with silences, but repeated violation of chat behaviour can result in suspensions up to account closures.
The following list describes what you can and can't do while silenced. For more information, visit our Account Silenced article.
|You Cannot||You Can|
|Use Team chat in game||Send whispers to friends|
|Chat in Private Game channels||Use Group chat in game|
|Chat in General channels|
|Chat in Match channels|
|Send whispers to non-friends|
|Reply to whispers from non-friends|
|Post on the forums|
If the silence occurs while you're in a match, you'll be logged out after it ends. You will still receive XP earned during the match.