In case you didn’t know, Activision has delayed the start of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 due to the George Floyd tragedy.While that in itself is a nice gesture, the Call of Duty community has called out Infinity Ward for not acting on the racist player IDs and clan tags that have been present since the game’s launch.
Over on the official Modern Warfare subreddit, multiple threads with thousands of upvotes have surfaced (though have been locked by mods for some odd reason):
I know, I am late on this. But Activision/Blizzard. Its fine if you want to delay season 4, I understand it. But my guys… please ban this top person (opposite team in red). You cant preach one thing, and not do the other. Absolutely disgusting from modernwarfare
And there’s more of that out there. We’ve reached out to the Modern Warfare moderators and asked why these threads are being locked given the mods can just create a megathread to make sure the entire subreddit isn’t littered with the same topic.
We’ve also reached out to Activision for a statement on this and will update the post if we get anything back.
While we’ve never touched on politics here on MP1st (and we never will), racist gamer tags, IDs, and clan tags should never be allowed on any game — ever. Are you surprised that Infinity Ward hasn’t acknowledged this? While certain names are flagged as inappropriate, it’s a bit baffling why these racist terms are not.
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