Bungie Workers Reportedly Doxxed, Racist Crowd Bombing And Demise Threats

Bungie employees were reported to be victims of the harassment in June. The harassment would lead to the employees being fired and bombarded with racial slurs, phone calls and text messages, and is said to have started thanks to a tweet in celebration of working with a popular Destiny 2 player.

The harassment began after one of Bungie’s employees tweeted about their new collaboration with African-American streamer Uhmaayyze in early June for their game. fate 2reports The Record. This tweet would lead to doxxing and death threats towards several Bungie employees.

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The tweet received a response threatening to kill employees on June 14. This was reportedly after Bungie employees received voicemails and texts on their personal phones from someone using an anonymous texting and calling app. One voicemail was left on the personal phone line of the employee who posted the tweet.

In it, the caller used racial slurs and requested that Destiny 2 include violent and racially charged scenes or DLC. The employee’s spouse, also a Bungie employee, received a text with the same request.

Later, someone using the same phone number ordered a pizza to the couple’s home after leaving a voicemail saying, “Enjoy your pizza.”

Because of this incident, they called the police to file a report.

A Twitter user named Inkcel was also making threats online at the same time and tweeted a photo of a Bungie employee ID card. They also tweeted that they had moved to live 30 minutes away from the employee. The two employees agreed to use a court order to get the texting app to release the name of the person threatening them.

Doxxing and harassment is nothing new to the gaming community. Unfortunately, it is quite common. A lot of association with streamers, but it has happened in multiple gaming communities, including towards game developers, for years. Earlier this month, a hotline was put in place to help streamers who are the targets of hate raids.

Destiny 2 has been in the news several times this year. Earlier this summer, Sony completed its purchase of Bungie, which means that Destiny is now part of the PlayStation family. They are working on a Destiny mobile gamealthough the data is scarce.

Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at @case davidmt.

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