343 Industries will adopt a zero tolerance policy for racist comments in Halo Infinite multiplayer game chat.
Brian Jarred, the community director of 343 Industries, spoke on social media stating that those who write racist comments in the Halo Infinite text chat will be sanctioned with a permanent ban , even in the beta, reaffirming the zero tolerance policy towards racism by the study.
Jarred states ” If you spew racist comments in chat you’re getting banned. Preview or retail, doesn’t matter – we don’t want this in our game or community.” The community director also added that Halo Infinite’s text chat has a filter to block racist comments, but that unfortunately some manage to get through anyway.
As for the offenses made through voice chat , Jarred invites players to use the tools made available by the Xbox consoles or the dedicated app, admitting that from this point of view the team can still improve. Also, as in virtually all voice-chat multiplayer games, you can mute one or more players if you deem it necessary.
Toxic and racist attitudes are an evil that sadly plagues multiplayer video games in general. As shown by the study done by Newzoo and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in 2021 the cases of harassment and insulting gender and race have even increased .
Halo Infinite will be available starting December 8 for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC. Like all Microsoft first party games, it will be available in the Xbox Game Pass catalog at launch. The next beta will be open to everyone on Xbox, possibly even on Steam .