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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds wants you to cut out all of that casual racism

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If there’s one golden commandment in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, it’s not that thy shall not bludgeon thy teammate with a frying pan when their back is turned. It’s that for the love of all things holy and sacred, remember to disable the public VOIP chat if you want to retain some semblance of sanity before you start playing.

Before you get dropped into a free-for-all brouhaha, PUBG first gathers its selection of Battle Royale players together in a loading zone. Most people run to the camping tables to grab a gun for some consequence-free action, some people stand around doing nothing and at least several dozen voices can then be heard screaming profanities and racial slurs at anyone within online earshot.

It’s honestly baffling stuff, that people can flip a trigger and just become horrid turds for craps and giggles. It is, of course, a perfect example of what happens when the Internet guarantees you some anonymity, so you have to roll with it as a tween learns that they can use curse words as adjectives. No more says PUBG developer BlueHole Studio, as the game now has a new code of conduct that seeks to stamp out discriminatory language and abuse.

Here are the pertinent parts:

  • Do not use any discriminatory language, including but not limited to any language regarding ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, religion, sexual preference or personal beliefs.
  • Do not use extremely foul language, including but not limited to excessive profanity or language that is graphically sexual, grotesque, or violent.
  • Do not make threats of real-world violence or other intended harm to other players or our employees.
  • Do not harass, stalk, or purposely do things to make someone else feel uncomfortable or threatened.

How BlueHole aims to enforce those rules is unclear, but it is nice to see the problem being directly addressed. Especially for people who just want to escape from the doldrums of life with a quick jaunt over the Russian arena of PUBG:

PUBG Racism

It’s not about censorship, it’s about encouraging people to stop being horrid little wastes of organs and oxygen. You can have a fun verbal sparring match without needing to appeal to the lowest common denominator, if you’re passionate enough to be creative enough to do so. It’s not that hard.

Last Updated: August 4, 2017


  1. Ottokie

    August 4, 2017 at 10:22

    But PUBG has no ingame voice chat… or any chat for that matter. Unless it got added later, but standard thing to do with any game I get is turn off voice chat. If you leave it on thinking people will behave it’s your own fault for being ignorant.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 4, 2017 at 11:04

      Yeah I keep mine off because you can hear all kinds of weird crap. Like people singing 2 Unlimited songs, etc.


    • Gavin Mannion

      August 4, 2017 at 12:48

      But honestly it’s just not acceptable anymore. You cannot run around the streets shouting the shit you hear online so it’s about time these keyboard warriors were brought to task.

      I don’t see how it’s my fault for expecting to be able to communicate with people properly. I’m fed up of the toxic gaming culture that is still holding back our industry.

      It’s 100% not acceptable to racially abuse someone online or threaten to rape someone because they are female.


      • BakedBagel

        August 7, 2017 at 09:06

        “I’m fed up of the toxic gaming culture that is still holding back our industry.”

        While certain elements are toxic, to claim they are holding back an industry is laughable.

        Why are 12 year old kids with a mic the now “standard” of how gamers act online?

        Children are Children. Im fed up being lumped together with edgy kids, and being generalized with them.


  2. Dragonfxgaming

    August 4, 2017 at 23:28

    The only problem with voice chat’s in general are the screaming Chinese people shouting “CHINA NUMBER 1”


  3. BakedBagel

    August 7, 2017 at 09:03

    Ayo try tell a 12 year old kid to not do something, chances are they will do that thing just to spite you.

    Lmao 12 year old kids from COD got people talking about ingame voice chats.



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