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In a fresh sign of support from the gaming industry to the massive protest against the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, Infinity Ward has put up a 'Black Lives Matter' message on the loading screen of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and “Warzone.” 

The message also appears on Modern Warfare’s “Message of the Day” screens. Infinity Ward said the message reflected its stand for inclusion, equality, and against racism and injustice. It ended with a call for change and to become the “community we strive to be.”Infinity Ward has pledged to keep racist content out of 'Modern Warfare' in the form of user-generated names, according to Eurogamer. The developer has banned thousands of user accounts with such names.

Infinity Ward is the latest developer to declare solidarity for the movement. EA, Square Enix, and Ubisoft are some of the other big-name game companies which have pledged donations to charities that support the movement, according to Metro UK.

EA has already donated $1 million to organizations  such as the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. CEO Andrew Wilson wrote in a blog that it wasn’t just a one-time deal. He said this was an ongoing ‘long-term commitment’ to battle injustice and inequality.

Square Enix has pledged $250,000 to similar charities that fight racism. Ubisoft committed the amount of at least $100,000 while Devlover Digital followed up with $66,000.

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