Overwatch players call on Blizzard to ban racist slurs in text chat
Fans of Blizzard’s hit hero shooter Overwatch are speaking up on social media, demanding the company start censoring racial slurs in the game’s text chat just like it has done with banning the phrase “ggez.”
Since Overwatch’s release, slurs and obscene language has been allowed in text chat, much to the confusion of many players. While the slurs can result in bans through reports, Blizzard hasn’t gone out of their way to outright censor the language.
What makes this even stranger is that expression “ggez” was changed to several pre-made messages such as “Great game, everyone!” and “Wishing you all the best.”
So, while it’s clear that Blizzard can completely remove certain words or even replace them, slurs have remained unchecked.
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