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The Division 2 censors the word Assault due to the first letters

Published: 19:42, 09 April 2019
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The Division 2 - Assault Rifle

Ubisoft are known for their war on toxicity in video games but their measures sometimes go over the top and sometimes they just look plain silly. Such is the case with The Division 2 where players can't use the word "Assault" in loadouts.

Censorship on this word comes from the first three letters found in "assault" and if your chat filter is on, the word could potentially show up as seven asterisks. If it's off, then you're off the hook unless you try putting the word in the name of one of your loadouts.

As you can imagine, the community found this hilarious and immediately suggested not-so-serious workarounds such as naming the loadout "Butt-ault" or "Behind-ault", but Ubisoft are still to respond on the matter.

One Reddit user posted a link to a list of bad words that are censored in The Division 2, which yielded both "butt" and "ass" in the results so "Behind-ault" will probably be the only way to name that loadout. Enthusiasts of rifles with wooden butts might find themselves at a linguistic disadvantage here as well as those who love their donkeys.

On a somewhat more serious note, the list of censored words mostly contains slurs and sexual references you would normally expect in a chat filter, but it also has some terms we genuinely had to google to see why they are offensive. As it turns out "chilli dog" has a meaning other than the delicious fast food.

The aforementioned people who don't consider their donkeys something that should be censored may change their mind as any references to punching said animals are also censored. In all honesty, yours truly had no idea what either of those two terms actually meant until Ubisoft's bad words list reached me. Urban Dictionary might need to thank Ubisoft for the additional traffic.

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On an actually serious note, the word "kike" is also listed as offensive due to it being a slur to Jewish people, so if your name is Enrique, you would do well to avoid using your nickname in any Ubisoft games. It is currently unknown how harsh a punishment Ubisoft might issue for using that nickname, but it could help you avoid a major headache, like the one Enrique had with Sony .

The bad word list also sometimes doesn't make sense due to The Division 2 being rated M for mature and True Sons faction members sometimes yell "F--- the Division" off the top of their lungs.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 to be released in spring of 2019

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Ubisoft have revealed The Division 2 gameplay along with the most important info which fans were hoping was and that is the release date for Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Ubisoft revealed that sequel is going to launch 15 March 2019.

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