Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News for Xbox 360

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Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map Favela has been taken offline following complaints from Muslim players, who discovered offensive imagery contained within one of the map's rooms almost three years after the game's release.

According to Kotaku, two paintings found in one of the map's bathrooms contained a quote attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, which reads: "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty."

The discovery of the text led to complaints from those of Islamic faith, to whom it can be seen as offensive to display holy teachings written in the bathroom.

Activision later removed the map from the game's map rotation. The map won't reappear until the publisher can remove the offensive texture through a title update.

"We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive," Activision told Kotaku. "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."

Activision has yet to provide an ETA for the title update.

Modern Warfare 2 released in November 2009.

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FantasyMeister

There are some Muslims who state that video games are haram (forbidden). Just saying.
Posted 22:38 on 08 October 2012
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altaranga

I always take something into the toilet to read whilst taking a dump. Just saying.
Posted 22:08 on 08 October 2012
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jeffyboy40

Damn! Favela was one of the best maps in the whole game,why couldnt they get rid of Wasteland instead. I assume they wont replace the map either?
Posted 17:59 on 08 October 2012

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 10/11/2009
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 397 25
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