Riot Games to start recording Valorant voice chat to moderate toxic gamers
Riot Games has announced that it will start recording voice chat in its first-person shooter, Valuing, in order to eliminate toxic actors.
“We know that disruptive behavior using our voice chat is a concern for many players, and we are committed to addressing it more effectively,” said Riot.
“In order for us to take action against players who use voice communications to harass others, use hate speech, or otherwise disrupt your experience, we need to know what those players are saying. Therefore, in the future, we will need the ability to analyze voice data. “
The update is currently in development and will be a new step to take Valuing a “safe and inclusive game for all”.
Riot noted that if players don’t want their voice chat potentially recorded, they can turn off voice chat in settings.
This update will only take effect in Valuing As it’s the only Riot game that currently uses player voice communication, however, Riot says other games will use the same policy, which means they’re subject to the update.
Riot recognizes that “there is still work to be done” and will continue to “explore other approaches that we believe will improve gaming experiences.”
The last agent to arrive Valuing is Astra, a cosmic-powered controlling agent.