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'Modern Warfare' And 'Warzone' Loading Screens Replaced With Black Lives Matter Message

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'Modern Warfare' And 'Warzone' Loading Screens Replaced With Black Lives Matter Message

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has been responsive to the protests occurring nationwide. Seasonal content for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," "Call of Duty: Warzone," and "Call of Duty: Mobile" have all been delayed, with the company stating that "now is not the time" to focus on new releases.

In a move to provide more outspoken support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, the company has replaced its loading screens in "Modern Warfare" and "Warzone" with a message of support.

The black screen, titled "Black Lives Matter," reads:

"Our community is hurting. The systemic inequalities our community experiences are once again center stage. 'Call of Duty' and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community we strive to be."

In addition to joining other companies such as Sony Interactive Entertainment (NYSE: SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) in speaking out against police brutality and racism, Activision is also making internal changes in-game. The company has committed to eradicating racist user content from its games by focusing on moderation and developing new tools that will allow players to report inappropriate content.

 

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