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In Baldur’s Gate 3, getting intimate with your companion is a huge achievement because you must make a series of right choices to get their approval. However, Xbox has a different view of the game. Last week, there was an uproar as Microsoft started banning Baldur’s Gate 3 players who upload clips with explicit scenes.

Xbox Is Banning Baldur’s Gate 3 Players Who Upload Explicit Scenes, Larian Says Its “Annoying And Uncool”

Affected players suddenly lost access to their accounts. Those impacted were mostly those who used Xbox’s recording feature to capture footage of explicit scenes. Some players took to social sites like Reddit to report that they were facing issues with their Xbox accounts and received notifications through the game recording feature that their account had received “strikes” due to explicit content.

Soon after the issue made rounds, Larian’s director of publishing, Michael Douse said the studio was working with Microsoft to resolve the issue.

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“We’ve seen the reports that some players got banned or otherwise faced issues on Xbox having uploaded screenshots/videos of their ‘gameplay content’,” Douse wrote on X. “We’re in discussion with Microsoft, and we’re looking into it. Annoying and uncool”.

In the comment section of the tweet, a fan of Baldur’s Gate 3 noted that the decision by Xbox to ban players can make it harder for streamers to play the game on the platform or provide romance guides when using Xbox capturing.

In response, Douse advised that “You can turn mature content off in the in-game options”.

Xbox Is Banning Baldur’s Gate 3 Players Who Upload Explicit Scenes, Larian Says Its “Annoying And Uncool”

Initially, some players thought the banning was made in error. However, Xbox support account recently confirmed that the ban was deliberate and not an error. According to the Xbox support comment, Baldur’s Gate 3 players whose consoles automatically uploaded explicit footage also face the threat of being banned.

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“To provide clarity on Baldur’s Gate 3 mature content enforcement action, Xbox account suspensions are not automatic,” tweeted Xbox support. “Each clip is reviewed by a moderator and, if found in violation of our safety and content policies, actioned accordingly.”

“Our team evaluated 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 (e.g. how to turn off auto-upload when sensitive content is being captured).”

For those who are unsure of how to turn off auto-upload, Xbox support provided a guide link. However, the explanation did not go down well with many players who expressed their annoyance in the comment section of the tweet by Xbox support.

Baldur’s Gate 3 appears to face the biggest issues on Xbox

Baldur’s Gate 3 was first released on PC in August last year. PS5 and Mac players got a chance to play the game the following month. However, Xbox players had to wait until December to experience the critically acclaimed titles due to technical issues.

Xbox Is Banning Baldur’s Gate 3 Players Who Upload Explicit Scenes, Larian Says Its “Annoying And Uncool”

Since debuting on Xbox, Baldur’s Gate 3 developers have faced increasing challenges. From game saves issues to split screen problems, and then the banning of players for uploading explicit content, the platform is so hard to please.

For the Baldur’s Gate 3 save bug on Xbox, Larian has confirmed that a fix is coming next week. It was reported that Microsoft had identified the cause of the problem that led to the loss of saves on Xbox Series X|S and was working to fix it.

“Microsoft have identified the cause of the save bug on Xbox, and will be issuing a firmware update to fix it!” Larian tweeted on Tuesday 9, January 2024. “You’ll be able to update your console manually on the 16th of January, or wait a week longer for the update to roll out globally. Although we haven’t been able to independently verify this fix, we’re optimistic that Microsoft have gotten to the bottom of it!”.