Call of Duty Map Edited After Religious Backlash

Arabic text forces image change on Favela map.

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Somehow, an Arabic text reading: "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty" found its way onto a picture frame around a picture hanging over a WC in the multiplayer Favela map in Modern Warfare 2. This was spotted by Muslim players of the First-Person Shooter.

The fact that the text was in proximity to a loo did not go down well with players of the military game in which players win points for killing and wounding computer enemies or when online other human gamers. The gamers complained.

Activision has now edited the map level to remove the text, having first issued a statement to Kotaku:

"We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive. Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend. We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries.

"We are urgently working to release a Title Update to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 3. We are also working to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 2 through a separate Title Update. Until the TU is ready, we have removed the Favella multiplayer map from online rotation.

"Activision and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention."

Via Techfreestyle


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