Xbox One to begin issuing reputation warnings
The Xbox One reputation system will finally come into visible effect this month, issuing warning messages to those players amassing negative community feedback, Microsoft has announced.
Xbox One reputation currently has three levels, which is visualised on your Gamercard as: “Green = Good Player,” “Yellow = Needs Work” and “Red = Avoid Me.”
Microsoft has developed an Xbox algorithm that will supposedly identify players that are repeatedly disruptive across the community. While most players will fall into the Green zone, those who fall into the Red will be restricted from “certain privileges”, including Twitch broadcasting.
If you’re worried about players trying to take advantage of the system, either reporting you for the hell of it or in envy after an in-game schooling, the system will reportedly “adjusts for false reports from people that might intentionally report someone of greater skill or for other griefing purposes”. Simply keep playing online without being reported as abusive by other players and the better your reputation will become.
Good Players – The majority of gamers will fall into this level. As we’ve said before, we have plans to introduce rewards for good behaviour and look forward to sharing more in the future!
Warnings for “Needs Work” – Beginning this month, some players will start receiving reputation warnings as their reputations drop due to feedback from the community. The purpose of these communications is to remind players about their effect on the community and encourage them to have more positive interactions. These warnings are based on community feedback collected since Xbox One launched.
Penalties for “Avoid Me” – If players do not heed warnings and continue to have a negative impact on other players and the Xbox Live community, they will begin to experience penalties. For example, people with an “Avoid Me” rating will have reduced matchmaking pairings and may be unable to use certain privileges such as Twitch broadcasting.
For more info on the enforcement policy, head to Microsoft’s official page.