Activision Is Finally Cracking Down On Racism in Call of Duty
It only took a movement but Activision and Infinity Ward are finally doing the right thing. The developer spoke about how it plans to battle what has plagued the popular shooter for ages and how it plans to deal with racial slurs.
Most recently, last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot allowed for players to use a different nametag, separate from the one used on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Since November, I’ve come across dozens of provocative and damning racial names. I’ve had to report several in the past and most recently, I’ve stepped away because of how toxic playing Modern Warfare is. The Activision ID is a decent idea, but its also why Modern Warfare is plagued with issues.
It also doesn’t help that Activision Blizzard published a post supporting the Black Lives Matter protests when only months ago; the same company condemned Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung for supporting the Hong Kong riots in October. This post from the company has since faced immense backlash from, well, everyone.