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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Offensive MW2 map pulled

Activision acts on religious complaints.

Activision has quickly moved to remove a map containing Islamic text from the rotation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The picture frame containing Islamic script was hanging on a bathroom wall in the map Favela, and it prompted complaints from Muslim gamers (it's offensive for Muslims to see holy writing in or on a bathroom). Activision promptly removed the map containing the offending imagery.

Activision sent 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."

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