Digital Extremes Announces They're In The Process Of Updating Warframe To Combat Hate Speech

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor June 5, 2020
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Over the past week, several video game companies have made statements regarding the recent Black Lives Matter protests. One of those companies was Warframe developer Digital Extremes who posted a statement of support on Monday. Since then, they've done a bit more and announced via Twitter that not only have they donated $25,000 to support Black Lives Matter but that they'll be making changes to the game's players systems to combat hate speech and racism. Whatever changes they are planning will also include "zero-tolerance chat policies".

The company also cancelled this week's community team-led streams in order to use the time to work on the above mentioned changes -- focusing mostly on Region chat. More information on this is available on the the Warframe forums.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (23)

Urthemiel 2 years ago
I think people missed the crux, which is the fact that: "ALL life matter" not only "BLACK life matter".

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DAVID HADFIELD 2 years ago
lol the dude was a crim , you do crime you get the results ... no sympathy at all! as for looters , if its marshal law , shoot on sight. Nothing new from ulta woke DE pushing the agenda as per

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James 2 years ago
Why don't they add a looting system to their store so everyone can loot everything instead of buying it? In support of BlackLivesMatter? Because that's ridiculous rite? Exactly.

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Anderson 2 years ago
Companies and their Virtual Signaling makes me wanna barf.

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Adrian 2 years ago
i'm close to 6k missions played, so i probably got teamed up with about 15k players or so and i could probably count the instances of hate speech and racism on my fingers. I'll just assume that hate speech and racism happens more in region chat (since they mentioned they're gonna focus on that), although personally when i check region chat is almost always people asking for info or help since this is a type of game where you always need to have the wiki ready in alt-tab.
It's always good to combat toxicity, but i don't get the urgency since i see nothing like that in Warframe.

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