Valorant voice chat will be monitored for reports of bad behavior2022-06-26 11:44:00
Riot Games will start listening to Valorant in-game voice chats. This will allow them to collect evidence of Player Conduct Policy violations. The voice evaluation system test will launch on July 13.
During the first period, the monitoring will not be used to handle complaints. The developers plan to add this feature only from the next stage. Riot Games wants the system to train itself to ensure it won't make mistakes and respond to false reports. For now, it will only listen to messages in English.
We want all of our games to be safe and inclusive for everyone who chooses to play them. We know disruptive behavior using our voice chat is a concern for a lot of players, and we’re committed to addressing it more effectively. In order for us to take action against players who use voice comms to harass others, use hate speech, or otherwise disrupt your experience, we need to know what those players are saying. Which is why, moving forward we’ll need the ability to analyze voice data.
The game’s Privacy Notice and Terms of Service have been updated accordingly. Valorant developers noted that they would be able to give proper feedback on why the player was reported and received a penalty.