34 million people are playing Rocket League, Psyonix announces new ban practices

34 million people are playing Rocket League, Psyonix announces new ban practices

The studio behind car football blockbuster Rocket League Psyonix has announced that its player base has reached 34m worldwide.

In a blog post on the game’s site, the developer highlighted how big its community has grown since Rocket League’s July 2015 release, as well as how it plans on keeping said community safe.

Psyonix is updating its Player Report system with new automation functionality. Dubbed ‘Language Ban’, this will automatically ban gamers who use certain words, such as racial slurs.

Right now, this list contains 20 words. Bands begin at 24 hours, before rising to 72, one week before a permanent ban is enacted.

"Of the thousands of reports we receive every day, the majority are tied to in-game abuse and harassment -- typically in the form of abusive language," the post read.

"This new Language Ban system will help us address reports quickly and precisely while we also continue our usual monitoring of Reddit and other social channels for feedback.

"We will organically update our ban policies and system logic as time goes on, of course, but the Rocket League community is the most important element of them all. So, if you see another player using abusive language during your match, please report them, mute them, and let us take care of the rest."

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