Overwatch 2 players are coming to a consensus around the level of seriousness needed to play Quick Play matches. Recently, there have been quite a few conversations around the subject, and as is the case with most things, context is important to keep in mind. It is also bringing up questions. For example, should you be expected to swap in Quick Play if you are practicing a hero you do not normally play and perform poorly?
From what we can see in community threads like the one above, the general opinion is it shouldn’t matter who you are playing as long as you are playing properly. Someone learning a new hero should never be attacked for getting familiar with a new character. That kind of toxicity needs to stop, especially in Unranked matches. However, players who jump off the map, stand still for minutes, are “friendly” with the enemy team, and do not play the game as intended should be seen as offenders and get reported.
In the situations listed above, a group of people will express something along the line of “Who cares? It’s Quick Play.” While we fully support not trying as hard to win in Unranked as you do in Competitive, the goal should still be to play the game properly. Overwatch 2 is a game that heavily relies on every single team member contributing to win. In any situation where a teammate is screwing around, you are not likely to win many team fights. You end up drastically unbalancing the game and letting one side steamroll the other.
For someone who wants to relax in the game and not put in any effort at all, go to the Custom browser. Here you can join chill lobbies and do whatever you want. To reiterate, Overwatch 2 Quick Play matches should not hold you to play meta characters and try your best. However, you should be at least playing the game as intended in these matches. Do not go into a game trying to ruin the experience for others.