The Division 2 received a great approval rate by the community. The game proved to be a success for the french developer. Ubisoft and their latest title stood below the spotlight recently. Although, not because of its successful launch and excellent reception. Today, Ubisoft apologized for homophobic slur found in The Division 2.
The offense in question was pointed out by a post in Imgur (click to view the image in full resolution). Specifically, this post detailed mistakes in several signage found in The Division 2. Among the list, an image stood out for a small inscription on it. In particular, a multi-story street art sign, which might be inspired on what seems a nod to Black Flag’s 1981 single “Police Story,” contained homophobic slur. The black and white art depicted a police officer eating a color accentuated pink doughnut. However, upon further inspection, the serial number on the officer’s badge read “FA6607”. The inscription is clearly homophobic slur.
Ubisoft acted quickly, with an apology and removal of the image
As reported by PC Gamer, Ubisoft issued an apology for this. The Division 2 developer stated:
“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.”
Ubisoft provided no details on how the image ended up on the game. Above all, the engraving in the officer’s plaque is small and hard to notice unless you’re paying close attention. Thus, this detail would explain how it slipped through their content review procedures in first place.
For more information on The Division 2, check out our most recent coverage of the title here!