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Call of Duty seasons delayed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare seasons delayed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
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The next season for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone have been delayed. The Call of Duty Twitter account announced that "now is not the time" just days before the scheduled June 4 release. 

This delay, as with many other delays and shows of solidarity from video game companies like Xbox and Sony, is a result of the protests across the US against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin.

Call of Duty's official statement

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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."

Sony recently delayed the long-awaited PS5 event as well, stating that right now isn't the time for celebration.