Call of Duty: Vanguard, the new installment developed by Sledgehammer Games of Activision’s successful first-person shooter series, debuts with good sales figures in Japan, although it has drawn some controversy due to an improper representation of the Quran. Like other modern titles in the franchise, Vanguard It has the hilarious Zombies Mode, a mode that offers endless hours of fun on various maps. According to reports from Polygon, some users have encountered pages of the Corn scattered on the ground and splattered with blood on one of the maps thus, something that has reached the ears of Activision.
Brothers, I see pages of the Qur’an on the ground in the zombie map. I see that it should be removed as soon as possible if it is correct. @playstationsa @CallofdutyARA#Vanguard #PS5Share, #CallofDutyVanguard pic.twitter.com/1WZLsMYbML ᴮᴷᵀᴼᴼᴿ (@ BKTO0R) November 10, 2021
From Activision they have apologized for the content of said map and have removed it immediately. Although it is no longer available in any of the versions, in the attached screenshots you can take a look at the content we refer to. From the company they have admitted that “there was insensitive content for the Muslim community that was included by mistake last week, and since then it has been removed from the game.” In addition, from Activision they have stated that “this content should never have appeared as it did in the game” and are taking steps internally to address the situation and prevent similar events from occurring in the future.
A similar story happened with Modern Warfare 2
It should be noted that this is not the first time that a similar event has occurred, and it is that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included at the time some paintings hanging in a bathroom of the Favela map that contained a quote from the prophet Muhammad: “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty”. Like what has happened to Vanguard, the players protested, Activision immediately apologized and temporarily removed the map to erase the offending content.