Infinity Ward confirmed the news of the new date that was delayed in response to the global protests following the death of George Floyd.
Call of Duty’s Twitter posted a message stating that it was “not the time” to launch the new season and that it would be “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.”
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Call of Duty also committed to ban racist names from its online modes, and it added an update that prompts a Black Lives Matter message to each player as they log on to Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty was one of the many games/companies that delayed scheduled events or implemented in-game tributes to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sony delayed its PlayStation 5 reveal event, which is now set to take place tomorrow, June 11, at 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm BST. Rockstar shut down GTA Online and Red Dead Online for 2 hours, Fortnite Delayed Chapter 2 Season 3, and the Cyberpunk 2077 news broadcast, Night City Wire, was delayed from June 11 to June 25.
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