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Can you turn off the profanity filter in Genshin Impact?

Genshin’s auto-censor in chat can be annoying, but is there anything you can do about it?
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Genshin Impact remains one of the most popular gacha games of all time. The game is mainly single-player, but you can also play with friends and strangers. That means a chat section, which means bad words and censoring. This begs the question – Can you turn off the profanity filter in Genshin Impact?

We have bad news. No, you cannot turn off the profanity filter in Genshin Impact at this time.

Many games allow players to decide if chat boxes display bad language. It’s a common option for players. Mobile games, however, are a bit different. Many simply don’t allow players to change what they can and cannot see.

This comes down to companies like Apple and Google, which run the app stores where these games are downloaded. Additionally, in Genshin Impact’s case, the game has to go through content checks with China.

So, can you turn off the profanity filter in Genshin Impact?

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It is believed this is due to Chinese regulations. Additionally, it might be because HoYoverse wants to keep things simple when it comes to moderation.

Sadly, for some players, this means an overly-strict chat experience. While some words should obviously be censored or banned, players have noticed that Genshin’s ban list is intensive and even censors words that are completely fine.

On top of that, sometimes, the combination of letters between words will cause the censor to automatically block words that may be totally innocent. This can cause tons of confusion between players.

Overall, it is definitely an annoyance, but the profanity filter in Genshin Impact shouldn’t affect your game experience too much.

If it becomes too much of a hassle when playing with friends, you could always use Discord or another app to chat with buddies.

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