Infinity Ward has removed the Favela multiplayer map from 2009′s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after Muslim gamers discovered offensive religious imagery in the map.
According to Activision, two in-game paintings featured quotes “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty” attributed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad hung in a bathroom, one right above a toilet.
“We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive, said an Activision representative.
“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.”
The Favela map will return to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 once the maps have been edited.
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