12 Games with Known Toxic Communities

Ranker released a list of 12 games with “aggressively toxic communities”. Here’s the rundown:

  • League of Legends

  • Call of Duty

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Dota 2

  • Overwatch

  • World of Tanks

  • ARK: Survival Evolved

  • World of Warcraft

  • Undertale

  • Minecraft

  • Dark Souls

  • Left 4 Dead

Ranker describes the toxicity specific to each - mostly, it’s racism, homophobia and misogyny. It also points out that many, not all, developers are trying to create systems to stop the behavior.

Imagine being a game developer. You’ve joined a company to build a great game, but you have to quickly switch gears to develop systems to combat toxic behavior. It isn’t exactly what you signed up for. Worse, your users are savvy, almost immediately finding holes in your system.