MW2 Upsets Muslim Community
Nearly three years may have passed since the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but today the multiplayer map called Favela has been removed due to complaints from the Muslim gaming community.
A picture in one of the map’s bathrooms has words from the Prophet Mohammed, talking about Allah. According to the following video, it is forbidden to have such teachings in a bathroom/toilet. Due to this, Activision is set to edit the map.
Here’s what Activision said to Kotaku:
“We apologise 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 Favela 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.”