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Does anyone here appreciate the profanity filter?

captain_murphycaptain_murphy Member Posts: 30
edited April 28 in Ask the Community

It has really cool features like filtering out phrases like "facecamping", "teabagging", and the highly toxic phrase "IRL". But it allows friendly phrases like "gg ez" and "[BAD WORD]", which is really nifty.


Does anyone here think BHVR responded to an actual need the community asked for?

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  • captain_murphycaptain_murphy Member Posts: 30

    I'd like to point out the irony that a derogatory term for someone who suffers from an impairment to their intellectual development is allowed by the game's profanity filter but not by the forum's profanity filter. :D

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  • PabloLovesMCPabloLovesMC Member Posts: 125

    so the thing is they are filtering out words when its a horror game meant for adults.... thats like not being able to say the other word ffor donkey in GTA while the npcs call you a fornication wit

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,281

    I'm totally fine with having the filter in the game. I just wish it was optional.

  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 1,037
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  • podkallpodkall Member Posts: 109

    Isn't this game like close to 18/15+? I also would rather enjoy the salty comments (including the insults) from salty people, always makes you laugh and question their mental state or age at the same time

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 24
    edited April 28

    I love the profanity filter, it is awesome to not have to hear from all the young russian men how they slept with my mother.

    She's 81 by the way and I am 48.

  • captain_murphycaptain_murphy Member Posts: 30

    @Hex_SARS_2_CoV I personally find it sad that I'll never find my real dad in DbD now that they're blocking all the Russian men who slept with my mom.

  • RoboMojoRoboMojo Member Posts: 525

    You made a pretty good point but I think some of that may have been caught by the profanity filter.

  • MooksMooks Member Posts: 4,329

    They repeatedly said that this is a feature that is being still actively worked on and improving - also on community feedback.

    and it has been proven that many of the claimed censored terms are not even censored for other players..


    so I think it’s a good feature that still needs adjustments.

  • captain_murphycaptain_murphy Member Posts: 30

    @Mooks

    Why do you think it is a good feature?

    I'm interested in what the customer's ask was here and why BHVR is spending any amount of time/money on a profanity filter.

  • MooksMooks Member Posts: 4,329

    The forum was and is full of threads crying about toxic end-game chats.

    there is definitely stuff that should not be brought up even if this game is 18+ and is about murder.

    Of course they can ban those that are against the rules but then there is people saying they don’t even ban etc, so why not prevent that stuff from being written in the first place?


    it’s currently too strict of course, but they are changing it according to feedback, they for example said they will make sure that character names and such will not be censored anymore.

  • CrowmanCrowman Member Posts: 1,637

    I honestly haven't noticed it.

    But most of my end game chats simply don't have much outside of gg.

  • PantlessMyersPantlessMyers Member Posts: 661

    Profanity filter is all fine and dandy. DBD isn't the first or the last game about nasty things to have it. I don't mind it, I don't care whether it's optional or not, I'm only concerned about its extremely poor quality atm.

    I remember that there were questions about toxicity in some of the past player satisfaction surveys and I remember selecting that the chat was definitely a considerable source of it. So they are mostly just reacting to feedback I think.

  • captain_murphycaptain_murphy Member Posts: 30

    My favorite idea here is that as a way to reduce toxicity, they simply ban the discussion of it in the game. It doesn't prevent teabagging, face camping, flashlight clicking, body blocking your teammates, or hook farming. It simply filters out the term.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 24

    I think it's pretty stupid they blocked the word "kill" and "killed" in a game where the goal of the game is to kill everybody.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 24

    Oh, and I love you Mathieu & not_queen, please keep sending me all those weird games. I love it.

  • SkeletalEliteSkeletalElite Member Posts: 1,255

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