Ubisoft insta-banning players who use racial slurs is a good step forward


You would think this is a no brainer, but recently Ubisoft has been insta-banning players in Rainbow Six Siege for hate speech which means any racist or homophobic slurs. Over the last 48-hours many gamers have found themselves banned. Now the ban only lasts 27 minutes for the first offence, (Like getting the time out mommy should have gave you) and from there it goes up to 2 hours. When you act up a third time an investigation is started which could lead to a perma-ban.

As you can guess some players got upset about this and went to another great place to find people who cannot think before they type, Twitter. The crying came in from complaining about not correctly spelling the slur to just advocating for the right to use slurs since it’s a “M” rated game. I wonder if they would use this logic when on the streets of say, Chicago? Well, the mods on Siege aren’t having it and are more than happy to tell the “victims” to go stuff it.

Instead of taking a few seconds to think before typing it seems these people are more concerned about fighting so-called censorship. These people obviously do not understand the first amendment even as they scream it out in protest. Now will this harsher tone fix toxicity in games? Doubtful, but it will give the children the punishment they should have been getting from their parents.

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