This “arctic survival” battle royale game is reportedly safe to install.
As posted on the official Ring of Elysium Facebook page, an announcement was made regarding user data and privacy security for the game. The post states “For the data and privacy issues that players have been concerned about recently, we solemnly promise to all users of Ring of Elysium that your privacy is respected and protected at all times, Ring of Elysium would never illegally spy on user privacy.”
The post continues, “We also found that a small number of individuals defined Ring of Elysium as Trojan or malware, misleading the playerbase. In regards to this issue, we want to remind players not to trust any information from unofficial platforms to avoid deception. Furthermore, the right of legal action is reserved against those who spreads rumors maliciously, an act which damages the reputation of Tencent Games and the Ring of Elysium brand.”
Various users on Steam claim that the game has a root folder that stores keylogs and collects info to send to Chinese servers, with some claiming it’s slowing down their computers significantly. However, the majority of user reviews are positive, and many assert that the game doesn’t contain malware of any sort, and further support Tencent’s claim that these perceived actions come from the TenProtect anti-cheating system the game uses.
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