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Favela To Be Removed From Call Of Duty After Complaints About Offensive Imagery

Patch incoming.


The writing, as seen through the scope of a sniper rifle.
One of the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 levels, Favela, has been temporarily removed from rotation following complaints regarding offensive imagery from Muslim gamers, according to The Verge.

The content in question concerns two paintings above a toilet in the level, containing the quote “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty”.

Activision has claimed it was unaware of the paintings, saying they “apologise to anyone who found it offensive” and is rapidly engineering an update to remove them.

“We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries,” the publisher added.

As Kotaku says, it can be offensive to those of Islamic faith to see holy teachings written on or in a bathroom. The paintings don’t appear anywhere else in the level.

33 Comments
  1. Louise
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Well… they’re only, what, three years late?

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 12:15.
  2. Motalla
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    While they are at it, why not change the mp experience so that normal regular gamers can enjoy it again. The won’t ofcourse, which is ok for me, but changeing a game for a religious complaint? GTF out of here.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 12:21.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    This is very obscure as i doubt most muslim gamers will notice this when they are killing 100s of Russians. That said, it’s a bit late due to it being 3 years old and chances are not many people will be that bothered. Pretty sure most MW2 players wanted Acti to fix the infamous amount of hacked lobbies. (i’ve not played it and only just repeating what i’ve heard from trusted sources). Wonder what the Daily rag will come up with? As it will force them to focus on either being racist or on their unholy hate of gamers.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 12:30.
  4. DJ Judas
    Epic
    Since: Aug 2008

    “We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries,”

    Translation: “Tom the intern is Googling how to use clone-tool, and we’ll push out an update when he’s learned how to do that too.”

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 12:34.
  5. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Can’t believe MW2 is getting a patch! It’s still far better than MW3 (its not laggy and has decent hit detection, not to mention better maps) and if they could do something about the hacking I’d still be playing this game. The hackers have finally got “clever” and their hacks are far more discrete now, using “God” modes etc, the cheating wankers. I miss being able to play this hack-free.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 12:46.
    • blast71
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Hackers stopped me playing CODMW 1, best fps imho.
      Might have been a good thing as i was totally addicted 2 it at the time

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 18:46.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Im offended by the new ’emo’ Dante in Devil May Cry. Please remove it at once.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:03.
  7. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    Amazing how they rush out a fox for this but have left it in its current hacked state for years. Good to see they have their priorities right

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:07.
    • leeroye
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      *Fix

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:08.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      You called?

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:17.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        That’s a rather odd looking fox, he appears to be scaly.

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:32.
      • leeroye
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        lol, its a cross breed

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 14:36.
      • leeroye
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        Sorry about that, hope you dont have to remove the article because my typo leads a flood of 2 complaints from muslim animal rights activists. ;)

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 14:40.
      • blast71
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        Is that Basil? BUM BUM! (or should that be boom boom?)

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 18:49.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Poor fox…

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:56.
  8. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I can only imagine this is a VERY early April fools joke.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:19.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      No April jokes. Gets you arrested!

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 14:47.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Too soon?

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 14:54.
      • HoboCastro
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        HAHA! Genius.

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 20:03.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        No really… no jokes! A chap on Facebook has been arrested.

        Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 20:23.
  9. zide
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Oh you, muslims.

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 13:29.
    • blast71
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Carefull, you might get a fatwah;)

      Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 18:50.
  10. TropicSanta
    Member
    Since: Aug 2012

    Is this online too?

    Comment posted on 08/10/2012 at 16:31.