China Bans Two of the Most Popular Games, Fortnite And PUBG, Along With A Bunch of Others

China recently decided to implement strict regulations for video games that are currently playable in its market and the result is that Fortnite and PUBG are allegedly in the line to get banned.

As spotted on Reddit, the following 20 major games were reviewed by China’s ethics board as they wanted to see if the games meet their censorship requirements in China. As a result, almost every Battle Royale game is going to be banned in China while the rest of the games will have to make some changes in order to be legally allowed in China.

China Bans Two of the Most Popular Games, Fortnite And PUBG, Along With A Bunch of Others

List of Games Which Are Getting Banned Or Modified For Chinese Marketplace

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

This is still unconfirmed since the original source is in Chinese. It was translated by a user on Reddit but as he states, these games are still playable as of now in China so perhaps this can all change in the future.


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