Videos and images are emerging from the open beta for Battlefield V that reveals that you’re not allowed to say “white man” in any capacity in the chat.
There’s a thread on the Battlefield sub-reddit featuring images of the chat where the word “white man” is censored.
Obviously some people figured that the images could be faked and that actually censoring the words “white man” would seem a step too far, and would make DICE appear to be rather racist.
However, video footage emerged of people testing the chat filter where they typed in “Asian man” and “black man” and “brown man”, all of which appear fine. However, typing in “white man” is filtered out of the chat.
YouTuber Appabend tweeted out a 37 second video showing that alongside “white man”, the word “Nazi” is also banned… in a World War II game.
In Battlefield V, if you type in the chat, they will censor the word “DLC”
Their latest censorship tirade is to the word “white man”.
Bizzarrely, they censored “Nazi”, in a WW2 game.
Apparently, they also censored “Titanfall”.
WHAT IS GOING ON??? pic.twitter.com/jQgx2GSlgb
— appabend (@appabend) September 7, 2018
This revelation joins other news about censorship, namely that mentioning “DLC” in the chat is also censored.
This is all part of DICE’s plan to limit the kind of speech players use when communicating with one another. Many players asked DICE instead for the option to mute players instead of having to deal with the overbearing chat filter, but DICE denied gamers the option to use a mute-player option and instead decided to rely solely on the chat filter to filter out the content.
This level of racism coupled with the censorship (even before the game is released) and the inclusion of over-the-top fantasy elements like black samurais and bionic British women have really tainted the upcoming release of Battlefield V.
Worse yet for DICE and EA is that critics of the game were explicitly told not to buy the game because they were “uneducated”, and so far – based on the pre-order numbers – it appears gamers are sticking to that advice.
(Thanks for the news tip Pilviaika)