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Steam FPS game Bodycam pulls Nazi symbols after update

Graffiti of the number 1488, a well-known neo-Nazi symbol, appeared in numerous locations around Bodycam’s new map, but has been removed.

Bodycam FPS game symbols: Two soldiers in Steam FPS game Bodycam

Bodycam, the hit ultra-realistic FPS game, was recently updated with a new map that contained graffiti of the ‘1488’ symbol used among neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. After being identified by a number of players, Bodycam’s creator, Reissad, has since updated the game to remove the graffiti, and has contacted PCGamesN directly to say that the assets used in the creation of the relevant map were not designed by Reissad itself.

Bodycam is a multiplayer FPS game viewed from the perspective of a head-mounted camera. After a recent update, players discovered and shared multiple instances of the 1488 symbol appearing on the walls of one of the shooter’s new maps, Abandoned Hospital. PCGamesN contacted Reissad for comment. The studio now explains that the graffiti has been removed.

“Certain players pointed this out to us, and we, like many people, had no idea that this sequence of numbers was a symbol,” a representative from Reissad says. “It was also graffiti coming from an Unreal asset pack…which was not created by us. We corrected the graffiti as quickly as possible and notified the pack creator of the error.”

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For those unaware, the number 1488 represents the combination of two white supremacist references. 14 is for the ‘14 words’ slogan coined by David Lane – it refers to a phrase used by Lane who was a member of terrorist organization The Order, and later sentenced to 190 years in prison. 88 stands for the eighth letter of the alphabet twice, meaning ‘HH,’ which stands for Heil Hitler.

It may also refer to another statement made by David Lane, who published the white supremacist manifesto ’88 Precepts.’ Lane used the number 1488 extensively in his work.

Bodycam first launched on Friday June 7 in early access on Steam, hitting a peak of over 16,000 concurrent players.