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Battlefield V Beta has Banned the Term ‘White man’ in Game Chat – EA Say Profanity Filter is a “work-in-progress”

Published: 8/Sep/2018 17:19

by Calum Patterson


YouTuber and streamer Joe “AngryJoe” Vargas discovered to his (hilarious) surprise that the phrase “White man” is not permitted in Battlefield V game chat, which is just the latest in a string of odd restricted chat terms.

The Battlefield V open beta is available right now on PS4, Xbox and PC, and fans have already discovered that a number of peculiar words are restricted in the game chat – including ‘DLC’.

And of course, the words and phrases you would expect are also banned (racial/homophobic slurs and other insults or trolling), but for some strange reason, the phrase ‘White man’ is also restricted.

Phrases ‘Asian man’ or ‘Brown man’ are not banned, only White man, as AngryJoe tested it out during a recent livestream.

As you can see in the clip, the chat box simply turns AngryJoe’s input (in the top left corner) into a series of asterisks – but doesn’t apply the same treatment to other terms.

EA did respond to the community’s surprise that ‘DLC’ was a banned term, saying that the filtering system was not working exactly as intended.

It’s unclear if this case of censoring ‘White man’ is also unintentional, but they do say that the filter is a ‘work in progress’.

One of the new features we’re working on is a profanity filter in-game to reduce toxicity.

That being said, we have heard some complaints that the filter is blocking words that aren’t profanity or shouldn’t be blocked, like “DLC”, etc. and isn’t blocking some words that should be (obviously, I will not be providing examples of these.)

Please note: This is a work-in-progress and we will be taking this feedback to tweak the sensitivity of the filter and improve its usage without censoring relevant conversation.
Healthy discussion is what drives improvement in our games, and we’d never want to impede that.

Thanks for bringing your concerns to us regarding the current iteration of the profanity filter and we’ll keep working on it.

Battlefield V is still in the beta stage, with the full game set for release on November 20 (delayed from initial release date of October 19), so there is time for any errors to be fixed before launch.


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.