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An Amsterdam hotel in Call of Duty may spark a lawsuit | Digital Trends Spanish

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II saw its full release a few days ago on October 28. While fans of the series are excited for another return of the first-person shooter series, the Dutch news site De Volkskrant reports that a hotel in Amsterdam is not very happy due to its unpleasant inclusion in the game.

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Over the years, Activision has drawn inspiration from real-world events and locations for the Call of Duty series. Modern Warfare II is no different, with Amsterdam’s Conservatorium Hotel included in a scene where it is destroyed in the crossfire of a battle. However, this inclusion may result in a lawsuit and future action by the hotel against Activision Blizzard, according to reports.

“We have taken note of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is undesirably the setting for the new Call of Duty,” said Conservatorium Hotel manager Roy Tomassen, al Volkskrant. More generally, we do not support games that appear to encourage the use of violence. The game in no way reflects our core values ​​and we regret our apparent and unintended involvement.”

This is not the first case of inadvertent and inappropriate use of real-life locations in the latest Call of Duty. beta version of Modern Warfare II it featured a location that closely resembled the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The map does not appear in the full release of the game, which could be due to a similar situation that Activison Blizzard is currently facing with the Conservatorium.

The museum map was in the beta for #ModernWarfare2 but wasn’t included in the full game at launch.

Activision hasn’t released any info on why it’s been removed from the game, but I think it has something to do with copyright or other legal issues with the Getty museum in LA.

— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) October 30, 2022

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