Nintendo recently beefed up its ban list in the latest update for the Nintendo Switch to ensure a safer online experience. The company added a few more words to the list, so players can enjoy gaming without encountering any unpleasantness.
Nintendo Switch players can breathe a little easier now that the company has expanded its banned list. Moreover, the move aims to maintain the console’s reputation as a family-friendly gaming platform by keeping online interactions safe for kids and their families.
Why Nintendo’s measures make it safe for everyone
With the ever-changing meanings of words, it falls to Nintendo to update its restricted list regularly. The company’s commitment to creating a secure online environment reflects its dedication to providing a wholesome gaming experience for players of all ages.
As Nintendo transitions toward a more mainstream online experience for its games, it reveals a list of no-go words that players should not use in-game.
From time to time, Nintendo shakes things up by reorganizing the list, swapping out some words, or appending new ones with a system update. Also, with its unwavering commitment to ensuring player safety, Nintendo stays on top of its banned word game to create a more wholesome online experience for all.
Banned words for life
The latest update, 16.0.0, brought a slew of newly banned words to the Nintendo Switch’s no-go list. Thanks to the renowned data miner, OatmealDome, who has a track record of reporting about Nintendo’s restricted words, players can now stay in the know.
Furthermore, OatmealDome took to Twitter to give a rundown of what the update entails, including a summary of the newly banned words. According to the data miner, the OS’s code has been “slightly redesigned,” moving away from its original position to avoid redundancy.
Among the banned words are “sexually charged language, drug-related terms, words related to grooming, swears, etc.,”
Nintendo doing a chad move
Surprisingly, the ban hammer didn’t spare even words like “salv8dor” because it links to the Uvalde school shootings in Texas. With Nintendo’s ongoing efforts to keep its online environment safe, players can rest assured that the console giant has their backs.
These two words are the latest additions to Nintendo’s ban list in its ongoing efforts to create a safe and inclusive online environment.
Moreover, the gaming giant’s move to nip hateful and discriminatory language in the bud underscores its commitment to fostering a welcoming and accepting gaming community. This may also be why Nintendo Switch is having a good time with all of its all-time high game sales as updated just weeks ago.