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The Last of Us patch 1.02 removes accidental phone-sex hotline numbers

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Patch 1.02 for Naughty Dog's recently released survival horror title, The Last of Us, removes the risqué phone numbers pinned on a certain in-game bulletin board, the developer announced via its website.

According to the patch notes, the texture of the bulletin has been changed. The numbers in question previously appeared as part of a sign for "Pest Control." However, Kotaku verified earlier this week that the numbers were actually for phone-sex hotlines. Creative director Neil Druckmann credited the numbers as an artist's mistake.

"What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it's invalid because it's what they do in movies," Druckmann told Kotaku. "But I guess that doesn't work when you have a 1-800 in front of it."

Other patch fixes include multiplayer updates for host migration, general crashes and connectivity issues, and more. Check out the full list here.