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League of Legends - Riot Introduce Zero Tolerance Chat Filter

Published: 00:51, 19 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.

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.

"Zero-tolerance language will now be detected live and in-game. When detected, these messages will not be sent to other players, the offending player will be system muted, and all players will be notified."

They go on to explain that with their growing confidence in feeding detection, they're increasing the strictness of the model for high-level play in Ranked Solo/Duo. And they will also continue evaluating play in other queues and make adjustments as necessary.

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While the change seems good at first glance, there may be a problem with the fact that players will be notified of anyone getting muted, as it defeats the purpose of cultivating an atmosphere of silent competition.

After all, players will know why they've been muted, and will then use non-threatening language to further incite the player in question.

Of course, we could be wrong, and the system works perfectly, which, we would be perfectly happy about. However, knowing LoL players, they will just find a new way to wish bodily harm upon their fellow players.

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