Activision has updated the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to now include an edited version of the controversial Favela map, removed from rotation a few weeks ago for featuring content offensive to Muslims.
The fuss all started when a Muslim gamer zoomed in on a piece of artwork hanging up in a bathroom featured in the multiplayer map. The picture itself was not the problem, but the frame – hung crookedly – featured decorative Arabic religious text, reading “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty”. For many followers of Islam, it is highly offensive to show religious scriptures in – or on – a bathroom.
Now, the PS3 version at least is ready, and the Rio de Janeiro map is right back where it belongs, with the bathroom now looking a little bit like this:
Xbox 360 and PC updates for Modern Warfare 2 are expected shortly – stay tuned if you’re not a PlayStation fan.