China Has Banned Fortnite, PUBG and Paladins for Blood, Vulgar and Sexual Content

China is very strict when it comes to the policies and rules. Recently China established its Online Ethics Review Committee with the task to review online games and see if they follow the rules and policies or not. Surprisingly, Fortnite, PUBG, and Paladins were among the ones that failed to meet the requirements to stay active.

China established this Online Ethics Review Committee to review 20 games at the beginning. 11 out of these 20 games have now failed to meet the censorship requirements in China. Publishers of these games now have been asked to make changes to their games. 9 of them are now said to be pulled from the market to stop further sales.

Almost every Battle Royale game is now in danger in China and looks like PUBG is going to take a big hit because of this as most of their player base is from China. You can check out the list of these banned games below along with the causes as posted on Reddit.

List of Banned Games in China along with Causes

Game Cause Recommended 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 chat Prohibited/Withdraw

Though it’s not confirmed yet. This was posted by a user on Reddit who translated it all from a Chinese source. As of now, it’s being reported that these games are still playable so we will have to wait for a legit source to confirm.

It’s confirmed that China is going to look into every game. Many people have already welcomed this change by supporting the move by the Chinese government.

Many believe that sexual content, blood, and violence do have a negative effect on children. Some didn’t agree as they said that it should be up to to the players if they want to play a game or not.