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Bungie apologises for anti-Semitic reference in Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen

The reference will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

Destiny 2 developer Bungie has apologised for an anti-Semitic reference found within the game’s Season of the Chosen.

One of the Season’s new weekly challenges is called “Blood and Honor,” an English version of “Blut and Ehre,” a popular phrase used by the Hitler Youth.

“Just to be sure I didn’t imagine it last week, I took a screen grab of the bounty challenge completion banner that says ‘Blood and Honor’. Once again, I call on [Bungie]to recognize and replace this N*zi slogan,” wrote Mardin of Chatzuk on Twitter.

Speaking with Kotaku, Bungie has said the reference was unintentional and has vowed to correct the challenge while at the same time issuing an apology.

“Any connection to anti-Semitism in Destiny is completely unintentional,” a representative said. “Bungie is emphatically committed to inclusion and human rights, and will never stand for anti-Semitism. We are already preparing fixes in an upcoming patch. We apologize to all of our players that were hurt by the references, and we are grateful to our community for bringing their concerns to our attention.”

Destiny 2 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, PS4, PS5 and Stadia. Season of the Chosen kicked off on 10 February.

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10 Nov 2020 (PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series X)

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