Absolutely unmoderated chat.
This game itself is likely appropriate for 8+, but the online community surrounding this game absolutely skews young adult (18-35). Due to the demographic of the players, there is ubiquitous swearing and pointed insults (including threats referencing gender-violence, racial slurs, and homophobic rants) etc. The language in this game from the players is at least as bad as anything you'd hear in some of the most profanity-laced R-rated movies out there (as in at least 10% of chat is likely active swearing). If you would not feel comfortable with your children hearing recordings at raucous college parties, I would not allow them free access to this game, as open vioce and type chat are one keystroke away, and most teams will specifically want players to have mics and be talking throughout the games.
I have played this game for 1000s of hours. It is extremely fun and I would encourage any adult who enjoys first person shooter games to try it out, however, parents should keep in mind that it is not in anyway an emotionally safe community for children, and even sensitive young teens may find the bully-nature of many of the toxic members of the community too much to handle.
Another issue any online game with unmoderated chat is the linking to external chat sites (such as discord) which operate as unmoderated online communities where kids can be even more vulnerable to adults online. We have a few older teens in the discord I frequent and it always makes me wonder if their parents know they are spending time in online spaces full of adults. I have met many online friends, but for children and teens it would just be incredibly easy for predators to meet, groom, and access children through these games. I would not recommend allowing children or young teens to play unless you are actively playing with them and can hear and see what is going on in chat.
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