After just two years since release, developer Psyonix has announced that their game Rocket League has just passed 34 million total players. This includes all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A big jump in total players is expected this holiday when Rocket League comes to the Nintendo Switch.
With this exciting announcement, Psyonix also discussed the importance of keeping their game friendly and the upcoming new “Language Ban” system. This week Psyonix will introduce this new system that will automatically ban players when particular words are used and reported by players. At the time there is a list of over 20 words which was not revealed to the public will continue to grow as needed. Psyonix had to say about the upcoming Language Ban system.
“Of the thousands of reports we receive every day, the majority are tied to in-game abuse and harassment — typically in the form of abusive language. This new Language Ban system will help us address reports quickly and precisely while we also continue our usual monitoring of Reddit and other social channels for feedback.”
“We will organically update our ban policies and system logic as time goes on, of course, but the Rocket League community is the most important element of them all. So, if you see another player using abusive language during your match, please report them, mute them, and let us take care of the rest.”
Each bannable word will contain a threshold that once reached by a player, then they could be subject to a ban. The ban can range from 24 hours to a permanent ban if the player continues to use degrading language. Like mentioned earlier, this system is expected to be added some time this week.
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