What’s worse than a sore loser? According to Blizzard, a sore winner that can’t help but declare “gg ez” after pulverizing Overwatch opponents.
As of today, when Overwatch players throw good sportsmanship to the wind and slide a mocking “gg ez” at the end of a match will get burned by it.
Blizzard has taken to filtering this phrase into very different messages in its latest public testing realm. Type in “gg ez” to everyone now and you’ll end up telling your fellow players something embarrassing about yourself. Here are just a few examples:
- I feel very, very small… please hold me…
- It’s past my bedtime. Please don’t tell my mommy.
- I’m wrestling with some insecurity issues in my life but thank you for playing with me.
- I’m trying to be a nicer person. It’s hard, but I’m trying, guys.
Eurogamer’s Johnny Chiodini tested out the new filtering mechanism and you can see it in action in the video below.
As Blizzard intended, these new messages are all less irritating to receive than “gg ez”. If anything, they might be a little too endearing in their vulnerability.
Good game, Blizzard. Easy.