New World has been dishing out a lot of bans since its release. While most of these have been because of using cheats and exploits, some players have recently begun getting banned for the use of words like “fart” in their names.
New World, the Amazon Games MMO, has had a rocky start since its release in September of 2021.
Devs have been quick to deal with many players that have used such exploits, dishing out a massive amount of bans in November. However, it seems the banhammer has also fallen on those that used the word “fart” in their character’s name.
New World issues permabans players using “fart” in their name
According to a Twitter post that was then shared to Reddit containing screenshots as proof, one player has reported that their account has been permanently banned for the use of the word “fart” in their character’s name.
The Reddit post has caught fire since its December 5 post date, racking up almost 500 comments and sitting near the top of the game’s subreddit.
Reactions are mixed, but just about everyone can’t get over the reasoning for the ban. Screenshots seem to show Amazon support chat confirming that fart is the inappropriate part of the player’s name, calling it, “morally unacceptable.”
😭 amazon game studios perma banned my bf from new world bc his name contained "fart" LMFAOOO HUH pic.twitter.com/wsQTxgnDyx
— hina ❋ (@hinalul) December 5, 2021
Images posted of the continuation of the chat are even more hilarious, as the player being banned finds out that “poop” is acceptable.
They’re seen asking for the difference between the names “PoopPlayer” and “StinkyWetFart” wondering, “like playing with literal feces is not offensive?”
— Stinky ❋ BLM (@StinkyWetFarter) December 5, 2021
While flatulence is not widely considered to be a question of morality, it seems to be quite a severe one in this case as the player above claims to have been handed a permanent ban.
Others have joked about names that are equally as questionable without receiving bans, but we suggest readers err on the side of caution until devs respond to these complaints.
We will continue to provide updates and will be sure to pass the gas on to readers…