Some people accused Infinity Ward of racism because of the name and description of a skin, as they thought it had an anti-immigration connotation.
There are things in the United States to joke about certain topics. In the context of the Black Lives Matter, the movement that rose against the systemic racism that exists in the country, Activision and Infinity Ward have been forced to back down and rename a skin branded as racist in Call of Duty: Warzone. And it is that Border Skin represents the police of the border between Mexico and the US, so some users have not hesitated to point out that it glorifies the police.
Beyond the name, now modified by Home on the Range, the description was quite graphic: “Show them the error of their decisions and make them pay with the D-Day’s Border War operator skin.” Instead, the text that appears now is much more innocent: “Play with the deer and the antelope with the operator skin Home on the Range D-Day.” In addition to these modifications, the latest patch has also fixed some bugs and other bugs.
A patch is now live across all platforms that fixes:
· Renames D-Day’s ‘Border War’ skin and bio
· An exploit where players could pick up weapons they dropped before the infil sequence in #Warzone
A Rytec AMR bug where shots were hitting above the crosshairs in their scope
– Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) July 14, 2020
Elimination of other symbols
The ‘Ok’ gesture was introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone earlier this year, but Infinity Ward removed it without notice. Although they have not explained the reasons, the symbolic use of this gesture by white supremacists is proven, so that everything seems to indicate that the decision has been made to avoid this problem. In addition, the North American developer publicly positioned himself in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement, to the point of introducing a message in his own games.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play title available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What about the future? At the moment, there is no official information, but the Microsoft Store has leaked The Red Door, a code name that has been linked to the 2020 game. Other years, the official announcement has occurred around this time.