Players are noticing that certain phrases are banned within open-world action RPG Genshin Impact‘s chat window. These phrases include “Hong Kong”, “Taiwan”, and other words frequently banned or scrutinized by the Chinese government.
Which words are censored in Genshin Impact?
This news comes via several Genshin Impact players, including prominent translator and journalist Kazuma Hashimoto. On Twitter, Hashimoto posted a clip of Genshin Impact censoring the phrases “Hong Kong” and “Taiwan”, as well as the individual words “Hong” and “Kong”. Bizarrely, the word “words” also appears to be censored. In all of these cases, the censor lock doesn’t seem to be particularly robust; replacing letters with numbers, as in “H0ng”, seems to bypass the restriction. It’s worth noting these words appear to be censored no matter where you’re playing.
Rather curiously, some words appear not to…