Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has received age ratings in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The documentation shows that the game will include a mission in the so-called red light district (in the fun district; probably in Amsterdam), and cartels and drug dealers can be an important element of the plot of this part.
The game was awarded the M category in the USA and Canada (adults only) and MA 15+ in Australia (only for adults or people over 15 under adult supervision). In the justification of the assessment issued by the Australian Classification Council, we read:
“There are short visual and textual sexual references and mild examples of sexualized images in a sequence set in the red light district. The game does not show sexual activity (…). There are verbal references to drugs and cartels and short sequences where packages of white powder are visible. One of the characters is shown snorting white powder in a short cutscene. “
The US-Canadian ESRB also mentions similar motives in its assessment :
“The Red Light District features neon signs with female characters advertising Live Sex Theater; other characters relate to underwear, aphrodisiacs, and fetish costumes / S&M. During multiplayer events, players may use badges/banners on their name cards, some of which show cannabis leaves, twists and smoking characters.”
Additionally, in the opinion of the ESRB, there are quite blunt descriptions of violence:
“One of the sequences shows captured soldiers tied to chairs during interrogation; hijackers can aim and fire a pistol directly at the character’s face/camera. Finishing moves show characters repeatedly stabbed or shot in the head at close range; blood and gore effects often accompany these sequences”.
The game will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S. The premiere is planned for October 28 this year.