The next season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its battle royale component, Warzone, has been delayed. The official Call of Duty Twitter account made the announcement today, writing that “now is not the time” ahead of the scheduled June 4 release.
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“While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time,” the statement reads. “We are 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.”
This delay and accompanying statement relates to ongoing protests against police violence in the US and throughout the world, following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In a similar move, Sony announced it will delay a scheduled PlayStation 5 event until further notice, and Electronic Arts has delayed its Madden NFL 21 announcement.
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