In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, gamers can customise their character with a wide range of beauty gadgets that may be bought in-game. Nevertheless, one merchandise that was lately added to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been the supply of some controversy, and has since been eliminated in consequence.
The merchandise in query was a pilot masks that appeared to function “rising solar” imagery, which is doubtlessly offensive to each Korean and Chinese language folks, as it’s related to the Imperial Japanese navy. The offensive masks was reported on by some Korean-language media, which seems to have performed a task in PUBG Corp’s resolution to tug it and supply refunds to anybody who bought it.
The pilot masks wasn’t the one doubtlessly offensive factor referring to the Japanese navy that was lately present in PUBG. A participant found that one of many AI bots was named Unit 731 after the Imperial Japanese navy division of the identical, which performed chemical weapons experiments on Chinese language, Korean, and Russian prisoners of struggle. Whereas conducting these experiments, Unit 731 reportedly took the lives of about 10,00zero folks.
Just like the pilot masks, the Unit 731 bot has additionally been faraway from PUBG. Bluehole has since launched a press release on the matter, promising to forestall a future prevalence and holding “the particular person in cost” accountable. In response to Bluehole, the pilot masks wasn’t even imagined to be launched, so it appears as if somebody behind the scenes made an error.
The pilot masks and Unit 731 bot are simply the newest in a protracted line of controversies that PUBG has skilled since launch. For instance, PUBG filed a lawsuit in opposition to Fortnite that was largely criticized, it’s been accused of being an asset-flip, and the best way it carried out its Occasion Move was additionally condemned by the group.
Regardless of its points and varied controversies, although, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds stays one of the vital well-liked video games obtainable at the moment. Even with its participant rely lower in half, PUBG is nonetheless a juggernaut, and hopefully it is ready to keep away from including offensive beauty gadgets and controversies usually sooner or later.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now for Android, iOS, and PC, and on Xbox One via early entry.