The tensions related to the confusing effects of a character trait in the game have left at least one State of Decay 2 feeling burnt by developer Undead Labs, who has now issued a apologies and clarifications , PC Gamer Reports .
Steam Marines developer James Seow innocently tweeted about his experience gameplay at State of Decay 2 over the last month, until they found out one of their characters possessed the trait “Hallmarked Nazis.” The essence of the trait is that the character is quick to resolve conflictsts with physical violence, especially when the arguments come from firmly held beliefs.
Materially, the trait just adds bonus damage and makes your character more irritable to others and has been reported as a negative trait.
As Undead Labs refined State of Decay 2 after its release, this trait became less and less nuanced. All of the arguments between the characters had ended up being classified under one umbrella, making any firmly held belief, no matter how ideologically different, the same penalization.
Noticing this, Seow tweeted to both the Undead Labs and State of Decay 2 Twitter accounts asking why the game contained "Nazi shit". Seow was quickly blocked by the Undead Labs 'and State of Decay 2 Twitter accounts.