Overwatch allows players to keep player icons which is a way of expressing themselves within the game. There are several player icons ranging from particular heroes within the game to several others such as Flags, sprays, emoticons etc. Now Overwatch is played by millions of players globally and as such they come from various countries. Recently when Finland’s 100 years of independence was celebrated there was a post asking for more national flags within the game. Jeff Kaplan replied to it,saying that legal issues often times result in them not being able to add flags despite wanting to do so.
Nevertheless they are constantly trying to sort out these legal issues and allow players to express themselves.
Happy 100 years of Independence, Finland!
We would like to add more flags to the game. Oddly, we run into a lot of legal issues when we do but we’ll keep pushing to make it happen!
Source : Battle.net