Psyonix has announced a new Language Ban system for Rocket League that will ban players who are reported for using certain words in the game’s in-game chat.
According to the developer, the first version of this system will include 20 words that will result in an automatic ban if reports filed by players contain them. However, certain words on the list will have higher thresholds than others, so a single report might not result in a ban.
“While we have an initial list of over 20 words and variants, this list (which we will not be making public) will continue to evolve over time, and include words and phrases from multiple languages,” the developer explains. “Each word has its own threshold, and once a threshold for any word has been reached, that player will be automatically subject to a ban. These bans will typically start at 24 hours, then escalate to 72 hours, one week, and finally, a permanent ban.”
The developer adds that “the majority” of the thousands of reports received every day are about in-game abuse and harassment, so this new system will help the team deal with them quickly.
“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,” the developer concludes.
Rocket League is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.