The chat box of an MMO was never meant to be a safe haven for racists, but with the protests across the US calling for racial equality after the murder of George Floyd, reeling back racist behavior in-game is more important than ever. With that in mind, the developers of SMITE have put racists who play their game on notice, suspending 5,000 accounts for racism after a full chat log review.
Today we've completed a full chat log review, and have suspended over 5,000 accounts for racism.
We've also implemented new tech for our team to find and punish racist actions more easily. We still have work to do and are committed to ensuring SMITE is a hate-free environment.
— SMITE (@SMITEGame) June 5, 2020