Fallout 76 players banned after in-game homophobic remarks. Bethesda is not tolerating any in-game racial or other slurs hurled at players.
Fallout 76 features a proximity chat system. It means that whenever you are close to other players in-game, you can talk to them and they will listen to what you are saying.
Fallout 76 players banned move is implemented in the wake of recent events where a group of players targeted and harassed another group of players. They said over proximity chat that ”we have come to eliminate all gays”.
The high level players group proceeded to follow and kill other group of players over a period of 10 minutes. NathanTheHicc was the leader of the group and he is heard saying ”queer down” and “decontaminate the aids”.
One of the victims in group of players took the issue to twitter. AJ from Chicago, publicized the event on twitter. The video has been viewed over 16,000 times.
So @bethesda, how do we report people in @Fallout? @ChipWhitehouse @Handsandhead and I literally had our characters hunted down and killed by homophobic players. I'll post more of the video in a thread. Strong language warning. pic.twitter.com/gN1rsRFz1h
— AJpls (@twitch_ajpls) November 16, 2018
AJ took the incident to twitter because there is no in-game player report feature in Fallout 76. The community manager at Bethesda sent AJ a link to Bethesda’s website-based player report function. AJ in turn found out that it was not working properly.
NathanTheHicc then uploaded his side of video when he encountered AJ and his group of players on YouTube titled as “Cleansing of the queers.”
Bethesda games implemented a soft ban for three days on NathanTheHicc Fallout 76 account as a warning. After the warning and implementation of soft ban, NathanTheHicc said:
I do not regret the incident. I will not apologise given the opportunity. I don’t plan on doing anything like this in the future but to be fair I didn’t plan the initial incident, I just found them and decided to go through with it
NathanTheHicc will not get another chance as he and his friends are banned for life. There will be no second chances as Bethesda is not tolerating at all any sorts of homophobic remarks.
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