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Riot Games will start recording voice chat to curb toxicity


The only way to avoid potentially having your Valorant voice chats recorded is by turning off voice chat.

In the Q&A section 
of an update to its privacy policy, Riot confirms that it won't actively listen in on Valorant games, and that it'll only review voice chat recordings "when disruptive voice behavior is reported."

"We want all of our games to be safe and inclusive for everyone who chooses to play them," Riot Games writes in an update to its privacy policy. "We know disruptive behavior using our voice chat is a concern for a lot of players, and we're committed to addressing it more effectively. In order for us to take action against players who use voice comms to harass others, use hate speech, or otherwise disrupt your experience, we need to know what those players are saying. Which is why, moving forward we'll need the ability to analyze voice data."

Recordings are only stored for a brief time while Riot reviews them, after which they're deleted just like text-based chat reports.