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The studio announced today that it's removing an item from the game.

The confirmation was made by developer Bungie today when they revealed that Destiny 2 has over 1.2 million concurrent players online.

The game is played on Bungie, a website that is now down in order to implement the hotfix v1.2.0.1, which will help debug the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers.

Just shy of one week after launch, Bungie has removed an in-game armor piece from Destiny 2 after being alerted that the gauntlet's design strongly resembled that of a white supremacist flag. "We renounce hate in all forms".

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- Bungie (@Bungie)2/2 Our deepest apologies. Bungie is already scrambling to clear its name: "This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this", the company wrote on Twitter. Bungie CEO Pete Parsons also tweeted that the company values "place the highest emphasis on inclusion of all people and respect for all who work with us or play our games".

Bungie has recently detailed when to expect cherished Destiny 2 events like Trials and the arrival of Exotic vendor Xur.

The Destiny 2 item's similarity to the Kekistan flag follows many other neo-Nazi campaigns to sneak white nationalist iconography into pop culture-in ways that could be explained away or excused, no less.

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