Valve has released the "Patrol" violation control system for Dota 2

Dota 2
16 February 2021

"Patrol" violation control system for Dota 2

Released in the recent patch on January 27, 2021, the Patrol Violation System aims to help users in tracking violations in past matches. As in CS: GO, it allows players with a positive behavior rating to assess the legitimacy of complaints about inappropriate actions during the game. If the player agrees to consider the case, then he is given access to the recording with marked fragments of possible violations. New matches available for review will be displayed under the profile icon in the main menu. After viewing the moment of a potential violation, the player should issue a verdict of guilt or refuse to make a decision in the absence of sufficient evidence. In this case, the decisions of the players will also be evaluated: for an incorrect verdict, the rating will decrease, and upon reaching a certain mark, access to the “Patrol” system may be completely lost.

The system itself allows the player to send an unlimited number of complaints in one game, noting at what moments the violations were committed. It should be noted that the complaints for the Patrol inspectors are separate from the complaints of insults, which can also be sent after the game.

Voice and text chat will be muted for guilty players in automatic mode. In doing so, other players will be able to decide whether they are ready to listen to the muffled ally. And when such a player tries to use the chat, the game will remind him of the restrictions imposed on him.

On the evening of February 15th, Valve released a Dota 2 add-on, updating the Patrol system. The changes mainly affected the interface and some elements that should simplify the handling of complaints.

List of changes to the "Patrol" system:

  1. The interface has been updated during the consideration of cases in the "Patrol" system.
  2. The color of the name of the player's hero against whom the complaint was made has been changed from pink to white.
  3. Next to the name of the hero, information about the rank and role of the player is now displayed.
  4. Added text for cases where the player should not play a specific role.

It should be noted that the system itself has not yet been fully implemented and there is some dissatisfaction from users who note that some situations and complaints cannot be adequately assessed without watching the entire match.

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