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League of Legends - Is the Zero Tolerance Chat Filter Working

Published: 06:43, 22 October 2022
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Toxicity in League of Legends chat is an extremely famous thing. One way to combat that, it would seem, is to employ high school tactics of a zero-tolerance chat filter policy. and players are responding in kind.

League of Legends is a game that defines toxicity in the gaming community currently. And the way Riot Games are trying to fight that this time, is by making everyone play nice, by force.

The last time they tried to introduce changes to the chat, it was to try and remove all chat . Seeing as it was a misguided attempt, this time they are trying something new.

The newest change Riot Games made to the game in patch 12.20, was adding a zero-tolerance chat filter, which mutes the players that use keywords, on both ends, making them unable to see what their team types, and unable to be seen as well.

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Que, the memes, and gaming the system. the players have taken to inventing colorful and alternate ways of insulting their teammates while avoiding the detection system.

However, it seems like it's all taken in good fun by the players, even though the insults continue to fly. Which says something about the League of Legends player base.

In actuality though, the system is working. Outright flaming is getting stopped, and the players that have the capacity to think of ways to avoid the detection system are either cognitive enough not to run down their games, and still want to win, or are doing so as a joke.

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