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Battlefield V

EA and DICE respond to chat filters in Battlefield V's beta

Phrases like 'DLC' were restricted.

  • Text: Sam Bishop

Not too long ago a post on Reddit claimed that there was a censor in place in the chat for the Battlefield V open beta that restricted the use of the phrase 'DLC' or anything similar, with the phrase 'white man' also reportedly being restricted, and now EA and DICE have responded to the situation on the Battlefield website.

"One of the new features we're working on is a profanity filter in-game to reduce toxicity," the post reads. "That being said, we have heard some complaints that the filter is blocking words that aren't profanity or shouldn't be blocked, like "DLC", etc. and isn't blocking some words that should be (obviously, I will not be providing examples of these.)"

"Please note: This is a work-in-progress and we will be taking this feedback to tweak the sensitivity of the filter and improve its usage without censoring relevant conversation. Healthy discussion is what drives improvement in our games, and we'd never want to impede that."

The post then thanks those who are bringing their concerns forward while also saying that they'll keep working on it, but this hasn't stopped people from claiming that these filters were intentional, given the controversies surrounding the genders featured in the game as well as EA's own reputation with DLCs and added content.

Have you noticed anything odd with the chat filters?

Battlefield V