New splash screens have been added to Call Of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare, in support of the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The update was commissioned last night by Infinity Ward.
The game’s splash and loading menus are now only black screens. Beneath the title, “Black Lives Matter,” the message reads:
“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,”
The new screen can be seen below.
Recently, in light of the tragic death of George Floyd, and the subsequent protests that followed, Infinity Ward and Activision delayed the release dates for the fourth and seventh seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Call Of Duty: Mobile respectively.
The announcement came via Call Of Duty’s Twitter on June 2, reading: “While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time.”
“We are moving the launches of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 to later dates. Right now, it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice, and change to be seen and heard. We stand alongside you.”
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) June 2, 2020
The delay comes as a result of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Sony decided to postpone the PS5 reveal event this Thursday. As they stated on Twitter, this would “allow more important voices to be heard.”
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 was due to begin on June 3. Call Of Duty: Mobile’s seventh season would have gone live today, including a “radioactive agent” theme.