Hate speech and abusing has been a traditional part of online and multiplayer gaming which has made life difficult for millions of players. Online behavior of gamers has been the subject of many controversies and this time game developer Ubisoft has decided to clamp down on it. Also Read - Best gaming laptops you can get under Rs 80,000 in October 2021: Asus, HP, Dell, more
Ubisoft has announced in its Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege subreddit that they will be implementing a new system of banning players based on their behavior, starting next week. Also Read - Facebook's FB Gaming Press Start virtual event announced: First ever event for gamers in India
Ubisoft plans to put an end to toxic behavior in Rainbow Six Siege with a system to track the number of times a player uses hate speech. Offenders could be banned for anything between two days to forever or be awarded a permanent ban based on the severity of their offense. Also Read - 40 percent gamers are spending Rs 230 a month on mobile games: Report
Offenders would also get marked for life with a permanent tag of shame on their profile that would say “Username has been banned for toxicity.” This would be a global message similar to the current global broadcasts for cheating.
The type of language that the developers will be taking action against has been outlined in their own code of conduct page (rainbow6.com/CodeOfConduct).
“Any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment is forbidden,” wrote Ubisoft on their game’s subreddit.
There are four specified durations that people will be banned for which are 2 days, 7 days, 15 days, and permanent.
And from what it has mentioned in the post, Ubisoft says this is the”first step” in an attempt to control toxicity in the game and more will be coming in the future.
There were some concerns that were expressed in the thread about whether or not the banning system would work on voice chat as well. Ubisoft admin replied saying that there is no such system in place as of now. But the admin did mention that previous instances of such behavior would also be addressed if it were sent to them.