First “Call of Duty,” and Now “Animal Crossing” Is Censoring Weed Language

By Randy Rosin | | May 7, 2020

Just talking about weed is enough to get the ban hammer from these games, apparently.

Gamers are catching bans for simply talking about weed, whether in-game or on social media. 

Last month, Emanuel Maiberg at VICE wrote about how the first-person shooter game Call of Duty will censor or even ban players for typing the word “weed” — regardless of context — in the game’s chat system. Yet the game also sells a “weed gun” item covered in pot leaves as part of its $10 “Blunt Force” pack, and whipping it out to light up some noobs won’t catch anyone a ban. 

“It is the height of hypocrisy then that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will actively try and get me to spend real money on a weed color scheme for my gun, but attempt to silence me if I profess my love for smoking weed in the game,” Maiberg wrote

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