In a post on Google Support, YouTube will no longer restrict violent gaming content as of today.

The post says that “Starting on 12/2, scripted or simulated violent content found in video games will be treated the same as other types of scripted content.”

This means that gaming creators will be able to upload content that includes scripted or simulated violence without age-restriction, fewer restrictions on violence in gaming, and may still get age-restricted if the content is violent or gory for the sole focus of the video.

While these new guidelines will help some creators, those who are listed as family-friendly will need to abide by those separate guidelines in order to receive ads.

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