A midseason update for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ and ‘Warzone’ has one difference fans are pointing out: the removal of the ‘kay’ hand gesture, which has been deemed racist by politically correct activists on social media.
When I tweeted about this, it was a joke, but you actually removed the "OK" hand gesture from the game? lol pic.twitter.com/Zc9rR8RvOu
— 🇨🇺GG RELOADED🇨🇺 (@GOHGAMER) July 1, 2020
Producers behind the games have released no official word on the removal of the symbol from the game, leaving fans only to speculate as to the reason.
Changes have been made to gameplay in the past in ‘Modern Warfare’ in light of Black Lives Matter protests across the globe, including going through a crackdown on the use of racist language and usernames, according to Game Rant.
A message showing solidarity with the protests was also added to the start screen of the game for a time last month.