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Fortnite, PUBG and Paladins Banned in China

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Fortnite, PUBG and Paladins are all very popular online games, but China is cracking down on them for “violence” and “sexual content”. The country is very strict regarding these matters and has even banned WhatsApp messenger under similar pretences.

It is interesting to note that China has some of the highest player counts when it comes to these games so you can imagine that the fans are not pleased with this decision.

Fortnite, PUBG and Paladins are not the only games to be banned in China, with the full list including titles such as H1Z1. Other games were censured, which include Overwatch and Diablo. You can check out the complete table below:

GameCauseRecommended Action
Arena of Valor (Tencent)Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, distorted concepts of history and culture.Corrective action
League of Legends (Riot)Overly revealing female characters, rewards given based on rank, inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
Blade & Soul (NCSOFT)Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
Chu Liu Xiang (NetEase)Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom, game missions include fraud.Corrective action
Overwatch (Blizzard)Game visuals promote incorrect values, inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
Diablo (Blizzard)Inharmonious chat, game missions include fraud.Corrective action
World of Warcraft (Blizzard)Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
Westward Journey (NetEase)Overly revealing female characters, inharmonious chatroom, distorted concepts of history and culture.Corrective action
Code: Eva (Tencent)Rewards given based on rank, distorted concepts of history and culture.Corrective action
The Legent of Mir 3 (WeMade)Inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
Swords of Legends Online (Aurogon)Inharmonious chatroom.Corrective action
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (Bluehole)Blood and gore.Prohibited/Withdraw
Fortnite (Epic)Blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
H1Z1 (Daybreak)Blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Alliance of Valiant Arms (Red Duck)Blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Ring of Elysium (Tencent)Blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Paladins (Hi-Rez)Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Free Fire Battlegrounds (Garena)Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Knives Out (NetEase)Overly revealing female characters, blood and gore, vulgar content.Prohibited/Withdraw
Quantum Matrix (NetEase)Blood and gore, vulgar content, inharmonious chatProhibited/Withdraw

The most interesting ones are in bold letters. PUBG is already not in a great place given its player base is dwindling. Criticism includes bugs not being fixed on time and there are still plenty of things wrong with the game. The developers are not doing a good enough job and players have had enough. Keeping in mind that a major portion of the players were from China, the game is going to take a major hit. It will be interesting to see what happens in the upcoming few weeks.

Let us know what you think about Fortnite, PUBG and Paladins being banned in China and what you think is going to happen to PUBG.

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