Valve’s anti review bombing feature removes 4,000 reviews from Borderlands 1 & 2

Valve's anti review bombing feature removes 4,000 reviews from Borderlands 1 & 2

Valve’s anti review bombing feature removes 4,000 reviews from Borderlands 1 & 2

To mitigate the impact of so-called “Review Bombing” Valve has developed a new system which seeks to prevent “off-topic reviews”, which are often generated en masse after some form of media controversy. 

The most recent example of this is Gearbox’ Borderlands series, which came under fire last week after it was announced that Borderlands 3 would be an Epic Games Store timed exclusive. This news caused fans of the series to target older games in the series with negative reviews, bringing negative reviews to their preferred platform, Steam, and to series entries that are not Epic Games Store exclusives. 

Thanks to Valve’s new anti review bombing features the company is notified when large numbers of reviews are impacting a title’s review score, allowing them to step in and remove false reviews as quickly as possible. In the case of Borderlands 1/2, Steam removed around 4,000 false reviews from the game’s aggregate score, though these reviews can still be viewed on Steam if users modify their review preferences. 
  

Valve's anti review bombing feature removes 4,000 reviews from Borderlands 1 & 2  

When Borderlands 3 releases on September 13th, the game will be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store, with the game coming to other PC platforms around six months later in April 2020. 

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