Valorant will now monitor voice chats starting July 13

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Riot Games, the company behind the popular FPS game Valorant, will start monitoring voice chats of players starting July 13 in North America, in English. The recording will be used to combat hate speech and harassment over voice chat.

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Back in April, the company updated its privacy policy that gave it permission to record and evaluate voice data. The initial rollout is a part of testing. So, the company will not use it for disruptive behavior reports. The voice data will only be used to train models and check if the system is working fine.

With this step, Riot Games wants to curb toxicity in Valorant. Initially, the company will not actively listen to live game communication but will listen to the voice logs of the player if he/she has been reported by toxic behavior. It will use the data to determine if the reported player violated policies and then will take action accordingly. Once the report has been resolved, the company will delete the information.

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If a player wants to opt-out of this system, the only way is to completely disable voice chat or use any other communication tool.

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