As part of Halo Infinite's Juneteenth Celebrations (an event to commemorate the freeing of enslaved African-Americans) developer 343 Industries added some new cosmetic items to the game's multiplayer. It was soon discovered that one of these items — a nameplate palette option — was titled 'Bonobo', a variety of ape.
In a swift move, the team has since altered the name of the palette to 'Freedom', along with issuing a statement on the content change. Here's what head of 343 Industries, Bonnie Ross, had to say:
343's John Junyszek also addressed the issue in response to fan concerns on Twitter. Junyszek says that the name actually refers to an internal developer tool used at 343 Industries, one that appears to have originated in the Bungie era of Halo.
Halo Infinite's Juneteenth Celebrations take place from June 14 through June 21, and you can acquire rewards by logging in anytime during those dates.
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