How to Use the Overwatch System in Dota 2?

Here’s how you can use the newly-implemented Overwatch system in Dota 2.

After a long wait, Valve has finally shipped the highly anticipated Overwatch update to Dota 2. The Overwatch system introduced today in Dota 2 is similar to the one already present in Valve’s shooter CSGO.

To put it simply, the Overwatch system allows specific members of the community to verify the validity of reports flagging disruptive actions within games. 

Now that the system is finally here, a lot of Dota 2 players are wondering how to use the Dota 2 Overwatch and how to review Overwatch cases. Today, we’re focusing on exactly that.

How to Report Players

To report players using this new Overwatch system, you can simply click on the red flag beside the player names. You can also report abusers in-game using the scoreboard.

Every player will only gain a limited number of reports each week to prevent abuse of the system by spamming reports.

Players can report other players for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Ability Abuse
  • Feeding
  • Suspicious Movement/Casts
  • Scripting/Hacking
  • Griefing

When reporting, players can also specify when the disruptive action took place using one of the following options:

  • Just Now
  • 1 Minute ago
  • 5 Minutes ago

A disruptive player can be reported multiple times in the same game without using up any extra reports.

Once a report is submitted, they’ll be given to specific “good-standing” members of the community chosen by the game to review it. The reviewers will get the following options once they’re done viewing the report:

  • Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • Insufficient Evidence

Reviewers will earn an accuracy score following their decision.Players who falsely convict will receive a lower score, eventually losing the ability to participate in Overwatch at al