In Germany, Russians Don’t Shoot

I didn’t know about this, so it might not be new news at all, but it appears that if you buy the German version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 you’re not allowed to shoot any civilians in the infamous “No Russian” level. TSA forum member gernboes alerted us to this bizarre switcheroo and has filmed the scene, complete with the on-screen fail message (which says “You hit a civilian – watch where you shoot”) should you get trigger happy.


Spoilers, naturally, if you’re one of the seven people who haven’t played the game yet.  Seems like Activision censored the scene without really telling anyone, and although it’s not really going to change the game’s story that much it does kind of make the scene a bit pointless – surely the terrorists would be more than a little suspicious?  Seems like in Germany you can’t shoot the good guys – perhaps that’s the way it should have been anyway for every version of the game, Activision, huh?