Bungie was recently forced to remove a pair of legendary Gauntlets from Destiny 2 after discovering they included a reference to a “hate symbol.”
The Road Complex AA1 gauntlets, which can be seen here, apparently included the “KEK” symbol and a similar green coloring to that of the “Kekistan” flag, a particularly popular symbol among modern white supremacist groups.
While Bungie was not forthcoming about how the symbol made it into the game in the first place, simply saying the inclusion of the symbol was “not intentional,” it quickly removed the imagery on the gauntlets from the game’s shared world during some recent server downtime.
However, as Waypoint points out, while the inclusion of the symbol in Destiny 2 might not have been intentional by Bungie or Activision, it’s unclear if it was someone’s intention to include what is unmistakably a reference to the “alt-right” and white nationalist movements. However, there was no comment from Bungie about any punitive measures that may have been taken, only that Bungie “place[s] the highest emphasis on inclusion of all people and respect for all who work with us or play our games,” according to a statement from CEO Pete Parsons.
In happier Destiny-related news, Destiny 2‘s first raid went live today, although you will need a power range of 260 to 280 to enjoy it.
Destiny 2 is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a PC version arriving on October 24th.