The Bungie’s famous recently-launched Destiny 2 received a lot of critics by the fans and anti-racist campaigns after it was found an armor with a flag pretty similar to the Nazi’s banner. The game changed the plot of its previous editions and now is based on the same galactic confrontations, but actually between the usual hero and a new militaristic Cabal leader

The developer apologized and publicly acknowledged on Tuesday after all the reviews associated with the alt-right and internet trolls armor, which design was marked with the same criticized Nazi-alike flag of the fictional country. In addition, the developer said that it already had removed some instances of the imagery and that another would be updated in the following weeks.

Bungie apologizes for an armor's art in Destiny II that's pretty similar to Nazi's flag. Image credit: Polygon
Bungie apologizes for an armor’s art in Destiny II that’s pretty similar to Nazi’s flag. Image credit: Polygon

“It’s come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol,” the American firm said on Twitter. “It is not intentional. We are removing it.” The company continued the statement in a second tweet, saying, “Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.”

Also, the firm did not provide any other information referring to how the logo came to be included in the first place, without anyone noticing. It might be just an unfortunate error that some very-observer gamers realized at the moment of playing. However, others were not-even-close aware of this similarity; they didn’t even consider it was similar to the Nazi banner. They appreciated just after the developer’s acknowledgment.

The ‘Kek’ logo, very similar to Nazi’s flag

The questioned design of the Road Complex AA 1 Gauntlets consisted in a very stylized version of the word “Kek” -where the letters K were opposite one of another – over a lime-green color that took over the entire flag. This controversy appeared just after the extremist, neo-Nazi rallies took place in Charlottesville, leaving three deaths and many people injured. However, the designers coincided that this is just a bizarre coincidence and that those were not their intentions at all.

The American video game developer located in Bellevue, Washington, let the public know about its error through its Twitter account. Users on Reddit went crazy and said everything they thought when they became fully aware of such a controversial failure.

“Bungie is a hugely established company in the game sector and wouldn’t want any controversy connected with Destiny 2,” commented Piers Harding-Rolls from the IHS Markit tech consultancy. “There doesn’t seem to have been a catalogue of complaints about this, but someone obviously brought it to the company’s attention and it acted very quickly to remove it.

The online service video game Destiny 2 is the third of Bungie’s prequel. It’s already available in a few countries, but it will soon be launched for Xbox, PlayStation, and computer worldwide.

Bungie announced in May a hefty 4.795 GB patch that’s been entirely confirmed just on PlayStation 4.  On Monday, the server maintenance for Destiny 2 finally fixed a few bugs and came with the very anticipated Guided Games feature. It’s only available if the users first download the hotfix.

Source: BBC