A few cosmetic items are set to be removed from Dead By Daylight after the community claimed that they were being used for racial harassment.
Behaviour Interactive, the developer of Dead by Daylight, recently added a new character DLC called ‘The Cannibal’. It’s inspired by the character Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He’s typically known for wearing the face of his victims after killing them.
To reflect the inspirations of the skin, Behaviour Interactive added skin variants that let players wear the faces of the four original Survivor characters. However, the community has reported that some players are using the face of Claudette Morel to racial abuse other players in the game.
“We will not tolerate hateful activity”
As such, Behaviour interactive has released a statement that explains why it’s removing the cosmetic masks. “Members of the community have shared their experiences with people targeting and harassing them while using some of these masks. These reports were disheartening to hear, and we absolutely condemn this behaviour,” it says.
“We are not comfortable having these masks in the game when they are used as a tool to spread hate. To that end, we will be removing The Cannibal’s unlockable faces in this upcoming Mid-Chapter.
“We will not tolerate hateful activity and will continue to take every step necessary to protect the community.”
Players who have already unlocked any of the mask cosmetics will be awarded with 6,000 Iridescent Shards to compensate for their removal.
This isn’t the first time that a game developer to make a stand against racist behaviour in games. Last year, Respawn Entertainment said that racial slurs “have no place in Apex Legends”. Activision has also said that there is “no place” for toxicity in Call of Duty.
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[Featured Image Credit: Behaviour Interactive]