In my HotS party, a player had a red lightning bolt icon over their player icon in the upper-right corner while we were waiting for a game. I know that a lightning bolt means connectivity issues in Overwatch, but this is different (on the hero select screen). What does this red lightning bolt mean?

Red lightning bolt

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    The only thing I was able to find that mentions this red lightning bolt you talk about is this post which didn't seem to get much attention. I'm going to bet it just means that players connection is poor. – Timmy Jim Nov 30 '16 at 4:15
  • Maybe it signals that the player left a game early or he has some sort of penalty like he cant write in chat? – Tyrmos Dec 3 '16 at 13:56

The red lightning means that the player has disconnected from the game. It's the same icon as you would see in a channel list.

Picture of chatbox notification when someone disconnects

And here's the chatbox notification, "player_name has disconnected from the party", which shows that the player has disconnected.

Zoomed in

Zoomed-in version.

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