Ubisoft Removes Homophobic Slur Graffiti from The Division 2date_range
One of the players of The Division 2 video game spotted a homophobic slur inside the graffiti, and it caused rage amongst the community. Now, Ubisoft has taken action and removed the slur from the graffiti. Also, the company has apologized for the homophobic slur which was odd and misspelled. Now, the entire image is removed from the game and no player can spot it while playing The Division 2. The picture with the slur is of the angry police officer, who was chewing a donut with an angry face.
The police officer had the words “FA6607”, on his batch, which translates to Faggot in ordinary words. Most of the geeks and nerds use the combination of alphabets and numbers to use the slurs as they bypass the profanity filters of most of the websites. It is very shocking to see the same in Division 2 as the company developers didn’t play enough attention to the artworks. It is not quite sure whether the creator has used this slur to mock the police or tease the queer community by hiding it in the Police badge.
In the official press statement, Ubisoft apologized the players for adding the offensive graffiti in the game. Also, they said that the said graffiti is no longer the part of this game. On April 11th, Ubisoft released a patch, which removed the graffiti from the game. But, the appearance of the offensive content in one of the most popular online multiplayer video games is very shocking to many of the players. The authority of the internal review team of Ubisoft is in the question as they have the charge of not letting offensive content in the game. As of now, the issue is gone for good and hope such problems won’t appear again for the players.