Bluehole recently posted an update on its site regarding the rules and codes of conduct in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The publisher and developers are looking to move towards an environment that is healthy in terms of gameplay and the language and respect shown by its players. In this update to the rules, player’s may now face either a temporary or permanent ban if they are found to be in violation of the rules.
The list of rules includes, but is not limited to:
- 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.
According to Bluehole, over six million copies of the early access title have been sold worldwide. Whilst it’s nearly impossible to track the exact language and actions of every player, the game has a fairly handy report button which means that players can monitor each other to create a better environment for everyone. In addition, PlayerUnknown himself has spoken out on various occasions recently about other violations of PUBG “Law” including stream sniping. This popular tactic for cheaters involves aggressively joining lobbies until a player is in the same lobby as their target. From here, the tactic involves using the target’s Twitch lag to carefully monitor their every move before assassinating them. After one player got banned from the game for implementing this plan, PlayerUnknown tweeted out, saying:
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) July 29, 2017
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