Call of Duty Community Calls Out Infinity Ward for Not Acting on Modern Warfare Racist Player IDs

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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):

Cmon IW, do your part from modernwarfare

Since were trying to bring awareness I’ll do my part. These are some of the worst. from modernwarfare

"Right now it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard." from modernwarfare

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

Get this guy outta here, this is disappointing. 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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7 thoughts on “Call of Duty Community Calls Out Infinity Ward for Not Acting on Modern Warfare Racist Player IDs

  1. If that’s hampering your experience, you should probably go sit in a plastic bubble for the rest of your life.

    Sincerely, a black guy.

    1. Not hampering mine, but I’m glad to see them taking initiative to get that shit outta here.

      Sincerely, a black guy.

      1. You’ve said both. You’ve said nothing. If some child on the internet, who’s ethnicity you cannot determine anyways, bothers you? You’ve lost.

        Enjoy your terribly casual games becoming safe spaces.

        1. Lost what exactly?

          “You’ve said nothing” Hypocrisy lmao.

          I’m going to enjoy whatever I chose to play. Just as you don’t care for enforced moderation, I don’t care that there will be. You’re just whining by the looks of it. “Safe spaces” Incredibly laughable take.

    2. Even if it’s not directly affecting gameplay, it still shouldn’t be tolerated. Unless you think racist player IDs and tags are OK? I’m Asian, and I know I wouldn’t be OK with anything racist in a game. This isn’t even a snowflake kind of thing; this is outright people using derogatory names in games.

      1. So let’s ban all of it. Then let’s hide the books. Hide it online. Stop games like Call of Duty from having Nazis.

        Yeah. That’ll end well.

        History repeats itself. Welcome to step one my friend.

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