Favela map returns to Modern Warfare 2

Multiplayer venue that perturbed some Muslim gamers for its use of holy writings in a bathroom playable again on PS3; no word on other platforms.

The Favela map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has returned. MP1st reports that a new 17MB update for the PlayStation 3 version of the game has brought back the controversial multiplayer venue. It is not clear when the update will roll out for the Xbox 360 or PC.

Favela's new form. Image credit: MP1st

Earlier this month, a Muslim gamer pointed out in a video that two paintings were hung in the map's bathroom that feature a quote from the Muslim prophet Muhammad, which reads "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty." He explained that it is forbidden for Islamic holy teachings to be featured in bathrooms and sought an apology from Infinity Ward, as well as the removal of the content.

Infinity Ward parent company Activision did apologize and thanked the user for bringing the matter to its attention.

As evidenced in the paintings above, both picture frames have been edited. They no longer display the religious text, but rather have been blackened to display nothing at all.

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