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Valorant will start monitoring your voice chats starting July 13th

Valorant will start monitoring your voice chats starting July 13th

Riot Games, developer of the free first-person shooter (FPS) game braveAnd the It will start monitoring the players’ voice communications On July 13 (via PCGamer). The games company says it helps train language models that it will eventually use when evaluating player reports across all of its games.

Riot initially announced this change in April 2021 after an update to it privacy policy. The new terms give Riot permission to “record and potentially evaluate voice data when using Riot-owned Voice Communications Channels” to combat hate speech and harassment via voice chat. Riot says it will analyze the recordings when a player flags someone for offensive or offensive comments. In turn, this should help the company determine whether the reported player has violated its policies and take action accordingly.

Riot won’t begin evaluating player reports based on these recordings yet — it’s using the information it collects to help build the beta version of the system it expects to roll out later this year. At the moment, Riot will only evaluate conversations for English speakers brave North American players. The only way to opt out of this system is to completely disable voice chat or use another communication tool, such as Discord.

“We know that before we even think about expanding this tool, we have to be confident that it is effective, and if errors do occur, we have systems in place to make sure we can correct any false positives (or negatives for that matter),” Riot notes in its announcement.

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When this system is actually rolled out, Riot says it will not “actively monitor your live in-game communications” and will “likely listen and review audio logs” only if disruptive behavior is reported. It also adds that it will delete this information after it resolves the situation, just as it does with reports made via its text chat systems. Even so, it is inevitable to raise some players’ privacy concerns, much like many Anti-cheat system always on Vanguard that monitors your activity in both And the Outside brave.

A planned reporting system is not the only way brave He tries to suppress toxic players. earlier this year, Let riots began brave players Add specific words or phrases to the “mute word list” which is supposed to help block offensive content in chat.