Destiny 2: Servers Will Be Down for Four Hours Today

Destiny 2: Servers Will Be Down for Four Hours Today

Destiny 2: Servers Will Be Down for Four Hours Today

It's clear that Bungie never meant to associate with such a group, and we commend them for taking note and removing the design so quickly after it was picked up.

Servers for Destiny 2, as well as the first Destiny, will go offline later today as part of scheduled maintenance.

- Bungie (@Bungie)2/2 Our deepest apologies. "We renounce hate in all forms". Bungie CEO Pete Parsons added in a separate message, "At Bungie, our company values place the highest emphasis on inclusion of all people and respect for all who work with us or play our games".

Not even out a week and Bungie has quickly addressed a problem with an item in Destiny 2 that had unintentional similarities with a hate symbol.

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The gauntlets bare a clear reference to the "Kek" or "Kekistan" logo that is used by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the so-called alt-right movement.

That anxiety was given a voice on the Destiny 2 subreddit, where the current most popular post discusses the fact that Bungie is much more likely to nerf public events rather than buff Strike and Crucible rewards.

Many players are now wondering what those gauntlets might be and if they have them.

Although the word "kek" originated as a World of Warcraft meme, it has since been repurposed by alt-right internet denizens as a symbol of white nationalism, not unlike Pepe the Frog.

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