Ingame toxicity has always been an issue with CSGO, and there has been a long-pending demand from the community to have some in-game features implemented to curb toxicity, and since the release of Valorant, such long-pending demands eventually are being fulfilled to some extent.
So with this new update, players now have the option to have some abusive words removed from the chat. The text filtering feature has been enabled for all players by default, players, if they wish, can disable it from Game Settings.
We went in-game to check, to see whether this Text Filtering thing does the job it’s intended to do or not? We decided to use some commonly used English swear words, in a workshop map.
Words like f*ck, motherf***er, c*nt, dick**ead, ass**le, m*fo, n**ga get removed, but there are still some words which you can use and they don’t get censored, and it seems that the cuss words which are censored are only limited to English words, but you can still use all the non-English cuss words, and they won’t get filtered.
But this is a welcome update from Valve, and a step in the right direction in the battle against in-game toxicity, we hope Valve also enables this filter for other languages too. For more details, you can go through the official patch notes below:-
– Added a new game communication setting “Text Filtering” which is enabled by default and blocks profane words used in text chat.
– Fixed a trigger_bomb_reset regression.