Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Bungie removes Destiny 2 gauntlet that features elements of a 'hate symbol'

Destiny 2 Destiny 2 servers down for four hours today
June Sullivan | 14 September, 2017, 01:30

Destiny 2 developer, Bungie, has removed an armour item from within the game due to similarities between that and a logo from a white supremacist flag. Users on Reddit later came to find out that the gauntlets are the "Road Complex AA1" Hunter gauntlets seen above. "We renounce hate in all forms".

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons followed up with a tweet supporting the action, adding that Bungie supports its diverse coworkers and gamers of all backgrounds. Originally, the word "kek" was an otherwise harmless in-game translation of "lol" in World of Warcraft.

The symbol is reminiscent of what can be found on the "Kekistan flag", which is a meme that has been repurposed as an alt-right symbol based in Nazi symbolism.

In the same post, the legal advocacy organization notes the flag was included in a poster for an August 12 "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville, Va. As the Southern Poverty Law Center points out, alt-right protesters have carried this flag at various rallies and demonstrations.

Today's removal of the gauntlets coincided with the game's scheduled maintenance, which was supposed to end at 11 a.m. PDT.

Destiny 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster hit by Bungie. Though the gauntlet had yet to draw any complaints from the game's players, it seems that its developers wanted to remove it as swiftly as possible before any controversy could arise. "It will be removed from inspections and icons in a hot fix planned for next week".

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