Xbox Confirms Manually Banning Baldur’s Gate 3 Players For Inappropriate Clips

A moderator manually verifies each violation.

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  • Xbox has come forward on Twitter and confirmed that it is manually banning Baldur’s Gate 3 players for indecent clips.
  • The first-time offenders get a suspension and steps to turn off auto-upload on the cloud.
  • The publisher clarifies that it will continue to uphold its content policies and not bring any changes.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been flourishing on Xbox ever since its release, but it also ran into some rather unique issues. A player was allegedly banned from Xbox for a year after he recorded some indecent clips from the game. The controversial part of the whole fiasco is that the recordings were kept private and not sent to anyone else. Now, the Xbox Support Twitter page has issued an official notice that confirms these bans are intentionally enforced.

Xbox explains that Baldur’s Gate 3 clips get auto-uploaded to the cloud, which leads to these bans. The punishments were rumored to be automatically issued. But Xbox denies the rumor and claims that each clip gets reviewed by a moderator before a user is punished. In other words, Xbox is manually banning players for recording improper scenes. 

Our team evaluates appeals and can reverse suspensions if action was taken in error. If this was a first offense, for example, we will remove the suspension and let players know why it happened and how to avoid future issues.”

The support page clarifies that it is necessary to turn off auto-upload when sensitive Baldur’s Gate 3 footage is being recorded, providing steps to do so. Additionally, the page will bring no content policy or moderation changes and advises users to turn off the setting to not get banned in the future. Larian Studios previously called these bans “annoying and uncool” before contacting Microsoft, which likely led to this statement. 


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The notable RPG has performed extraordinarily well across all the platforms. Its significantly delayed launch on Xbox was still met by welcoming gamers who propelled it to become the best-selling title on the Xbox store for a good while. Regardless, it is worth noting that the infamous save glitch is still lingering on the Xbox version of the game. Past updates have added temporary fixes as the studio cooks up a permanent patch for the bug.

Baldur’s Gate 3 came out to critical acclaim on August 3, 2023, for PC. The PlayStation 5 port arrived afterward on September 6, followed by the Xbox Series X|S launch on December 7. eXputer’s Huzaifah Durrani reviewed the RPG with a flawless 5/5 score and called it “one of the greatest RPGs of all time.” He pointed out the exceptional worldbuilding, lively characters, and vibrant visuals that make it shimmer amidst the competition.

If you are a newbie trying to get your grips on Baldur’s Gate 3, then this write-up for best early-game team comps will serve you well. Also, do take a look at the best classes tier list guide to select a choice that suits you the best. 

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to devoutly keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. His articles have been cited by VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more. Experience: 4+ Years

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