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Tencent introduces social credit score system to combat cheaters and reward good behaviour

Tencent introduces social credit score system to combat cheaters and reward good behaviour

Chinese games firm Tencent has introduced a new social credit score for players in China.

Per a tweet from Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Game Credit will reward users who play regularly, earn items and report cheaters with a higher credit score.

On the flip side, negative behaviour such as cheating will have a detrimental impact on their score. Currently the score will only affect Chinese players in-game, rather than have any benefits or detrimental on their lives outside of Tencent's games.

A good way to combat toxicity?

Right now the system is only live in China, but given Tencent's rather sizeable footprint in the West, this could actually be a viable way of fighting cheating and other toxicity over here.

The firm owns - or at least owns a stake in - League of Legends firm Riot, Fortnite and Unreal maker Epic, Clash of Clans outfit Supercell, as well as Activision Blizzard, Frontier and Milky Tea.

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