The message, which says Call of Duty “stands against… racism and injustice”, appears upon booting up Modern Warfare and before every Warzone match as a load screen.
Earlier this week developer Infinity Ward pledged to crack down on racist and hate-orientated Call of Duty user content, following a wave of anti-racism protests in the US and around the world.
In a statement published on Wednesday, the developer acknowledged that it needed to do a better job at policing its community, despite claiming to issue “thousands” of daily bans for racist usernames.
“There is no place for racist content in our game,” it said. “This is an effort we began with launch and we need to do a better job. We’re issuing thousands of daily bans of racist and hate-oriented names. But we know we have to do more”.
Call of Duty’s upcoming Warzone and Mobile seasons were also delayed in support of the anti-racism protests. In a statement, publisher Activision said it wasn’t the right time to debut new content.
Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare Season 4 was due to start on June 3, adding campaign star Captain Price as the season’s flagship operator.
Call of Duty Mobile Season 7, Radioactive Agent, will expand the battle royale game’s map when it launches.