Apex Legends Black Lives Matter: Respawn Entertainment Shows Support for Social Justice Movement

An Apex Legends Black Lives Matter banner was added to the game Saturday.
An Apex Legends Black Lives Matter banner was added to the game Saturday. | Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

An Apex Legends Black Lives Matter banner went live in-game Saturday, proclaiming developer Respawn Entertainment's support for the social justice organization and the movement around it.

Apex Legends Black Lives Matter: Respawn Entertainment Shows Support for Social Justice Movement

The banner appears whenever players log into Apex Legends.

"There is deep-rooted discrimination that is still unquestionably present towards the Black community, and it is unacceptable," the message reads. "Racism, whether from an individual or an institution, should not exist in our society. We stand with all of our Black colleagues and partners, families and friends in the fight against racism and social injustice."

Respawn Entertainment has also added a Black Lives Matter icon to the home menu screen. Clicking on that icon links players to Electronic Arts' recent statements about Black Lives Matter, including how the company aims to support the cause

Several other game companies have pledged support to the protests raging across the country against police brutality and racism.