Rocket League Reaches 34 Million Players Worldwide; Psyonix Details New Ban System

Psyonix’s Rocket League took the world by storm when it first released in 2015, and it continues to do so, as the studio recently announced that the game’s playerbase reached 34 Million worldwide.

Around a month ago, the studio released an interesting infographic, revealing that PC is the least favourite platform for Rocket League players. PS4 and Xbox players came in at first and second respectively, with PS4 players forming 41% of the entire game’s playerbase. This wasn’t the only thing discussed in Psyonix’s latest update, as the studio finally introduced a ban system to the game. Here are all the details:

While we have an initial list of over 20 words and variants, this list (which we will not be making public) will continue to evolve over time, and include words and phrases from multiple languages. Each word has its own threshold, and once a threshold for any word has been reached, that player will be automatically subject to a ban. These bans will typically start at 24 hours, then escalate to 72 hours, one week, and finally, a permanent ban.

Of the thousands of reports we receive every day, the majority are tied to in-game abuse and harassment — typically in the form of abusive language. This new Language Ban system will help us address reports quickly and precisely while we also continue our usual monitoring of Reddit and other social channels for feedback.

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