Overwatch 2 now transcribes voice chat in an effort to address “disruptive behavior”

Overwatch 2 developer Blizzard has updated its controversial “Defense Matrix” and started rolling out an audio transcription mode in an effort to combat toxicity.

“Audio transcription has been added with limited availability for PC players in select countries,” Blizzard explains via its recent Overwatch 2 release. (opens in new tab) patch notes (opens in new tab). “As part of our Defense Matrix initiative, audio transcripts allow us to analyze a transcript from a temporary voice chat recording of a reported player.

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