Ubisoft Apologizes Due to Homophobic Slur That Made Its Way into the Division 2

April 12, 2019
Ubisoft Apologizes Due to Homophobic Slur That Made Its Way into the Division 2

A lengthy post on Imgur pointed out the many spelling mistakes in The Division 2, but among them was also a homophobic slur masked as a police officer's badge number.

There are some flee markets and an extra spicey pizza, but there is also a police officer eating a doughnut who happens to have a badge number FA6607. I'm not actually allowed to write the translation from leet, but it is pretty obvious what it means.

Ubisoft didn’t try to defend the image and continued by saying that is something that should have been seen during the review process before being added to the game.

According to PC Gamer, Ubisoft made the following statement,

"It's been brought to our attention that a piece of street art in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 contained offensive content. We removed the image from the game via a patch on Thursday, April 11. We apologize that this image slipped through our content review processes, and we are currently reviewing them in order to avoid this kind of oversight from occurring in the future."

It is also possible that this image wasn't meant to be offensive, that it was actually added as a reference to the band Black Flag and their 1981 single “Police Story”.

You can take a look at all of the interesting images over at Imgur and English majors should be on the lookout in case Ubisoft starts hiring spell checkers.