Currently, one of the toughest times faces is word between in the aftermath following the passing of George Floyd. In its wake, how companies handle racism is being reevaluated. Today, Infinity Ward is cracking down on racism and they are going to be ensuring that they hit those guilty of it with a hefty punishment.
In recent times, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been on the frontlines fighting hackers, cheaters, and toxic members of the community. Earlier today, Infinity Ward has revealed they will be increasing their efforts to remove any form of racist mentions and references from their game.
These changes very well could target user names, can tags and even clan names altogether, making it so that players can experience a game without the troubles they already do. To help further their efforts, Infinity Ward has revealed that they will be issuing additional resources into their game that will be added to help identify racist content, as well as additional in-game reporting systems in order to increase their number of bans per hour.
“There is no place for racist content in our game,” the statement began. “This is an effort we began with launch and we need to do a better job. We’re issuing thousands of daily bans of racist and hate-oriented names. But we know we have to do more — and we are.”
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) June 3, 2020
The statement comes shortly after both Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward issued their own statements in regards to content release delays including both Modern Warfare’s Season 4 and CoD: Mobile Season 7, which have been delayed to later dates that will be announced at a later time.
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