Bungie Says They Had No Ill Intentions With "KEK" Armor In DESTINY 2


Days after they partially removed the logo from the game, Bungie is explaining why a symbol that has been associated with the "alt-Right" movement found its way into Destiny 2. Essentially, the team says that the "KEK" armor was designed back in 2015 back when the term was less associated with the meaning it brings along with it now.

Bungie's David Dague does note that the armor design was flagged back in development, but notes below that it was only in reference to the fact that the word "kek" derived from World of Warcraft and was frequently meme'd by the 4Chan community. 

"Unfortunately, that review was conducted to explore whether or not we were comfortable with the connection to the original, innocuous 'kek' internet meme. The more contemporary, vile derivation that has been repurposed by hate groups was not surfaced through this process, and therefore, the armor was approved for ship."

The symbol is set to be fully removed in a hotfix in a couple of days, and while some people may be upset by that decision, but Bungie says they don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable in their game:

"We want everyone to know their identity is welcome in our studio and in the worlds we create. This isn't merely a platitude, but an official pillar we hold ourselves, and our work to. It is also a clarion call for the type of people we want to bring into our studio to help us make better games."

Source: Eurogamer