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Microsoft Will Start Banning Accounts for Using Offensive Language

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Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out its new Terms of Service in May for Xbox and more, which aims to clamp down on offensive language along with "fraudulent activity". Any accounts found to be breaking these new terms of service will result in having their account suspended.

The new Services Agreement reads, " In the Code of Conduct section, we’ve clarified that use of offensive language and fraudulent activity is prohibited. We’ve also clarified that violation of the Code of Conduct through Xbox Services may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services, including forfeiture of content licenses, Xbox Gold Membership time, and Microsoft account balances associated with the account."

It looks as though Microsoft is trying to clamp down on any toxicity within the community by suspending accounts that would violate the offensive language rule. The only real issue with these changes is that it doesn't specify what words count as being offensive, so you may find that a friendly bit of harsh banter with a couple of friends could result in your account being suspended. Yikes.

Microsoft is yet to comment on the changes, not explicitly defining what constitutes as bad language, but let's hope that we won't be seeing a max exodus of account suspensions just because John called his friend Rob a little bitch in a friendly game of Rocket League.

You can check out the full summary of changes here to see the full extent of the new Terms of Services which will roll out on 1st May.




 
 

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