In 2018, Roblox made the decision to remove the ability for players to play on the platform as a guest, meaning that all users must create an account and log in to play games. The decision to remove the guest feature was made for several reasons, including:
- Safety concerns
- Reducing spam and trolling
- Encouraging engagement
One of the main reasons for removing the guest feature was to improve the safety and security of the platform. By requiring all users to create an account, Roblox can better track and monitor player behavior, as well as enforce its rules and policies more effectively.
Reducing Spam & Trolling
Guests were often used by spammers and trolls to disrupt games and harass other players. By removing the guest feature, Roblox can reduce the amount of spam and trolling on the platform and create a more positive playing experience for everyone.
By requiring users to create an account, Roblox can encourage greater engagement with the platform and its community. Registered users have access to more features and benefits, such as the ability to customize their avatar, save game progress, and connect with other players.
It’s worth noting that while the removal of the guest feature may have been disappointing for some players, it was ultimately done with the goal of creating a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone on the platform.
Players can still create a free account and start playing games on Roblox, and the platform continues to offer a wide variety of games and features for players of all ages.