Riot Games has announced that the company will now use new tools in all of its games to reduce toxicity. The first game to record in-game voice chat will be the tactical shooter Valorant
What we know
Absolutely all conversations will be recorded, but they will only be listened to when a complaint has been received against the player. Then Riot Games will check if the person really broke the rules. If so, they will "take action", and if not, the audio recording will simply be deleted. The company also said that the new voice moderation tools do not involve active listening to live in-game chat.
“We know that many are worried about the possibility of collecting voice data, but believe me - we would not introduce such a system if we ourselves were not ready to entrust it with our data. If you absolutely do not want your voice to be recorded, just turn off the voice chat in the game settings."
Before launching the update globally, it will first be tested in North America. In the future the developers want to add it to the rest of their games. Those concerned about their privacy can always opt for a third-party voice chat app.
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