Even with the tremendous sales success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward keeps taking hits in the public arena. First, there was the perceived slight to the PC community. Then there was the abuse of the Javelin Glitch. And recently, the Public “Private Match” and Infinite Ammo Glitches were causing havoc online.
Now, color-blind gamers have publicly aired their gripes, and started an online petition requesting that Infinity Ward patch MW2 so that they are not at a disadvantage when playing online:
To: Infinity Ward
We, the undersigned, do hereby create this petition to try and get Infinity Ward to add a patch to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to enable colour-blind people to play the online modes without being at a disadvantage.
Statistics say that approximately 8% of males are colour-blind, and 0.5% of females, yet there is no option in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to cater for this.
At present, people that are red / green colour blind cannot tell friend from foe in the online matches, as their names appear in these colours, and the radar uses the colours too. This is causing frustration and putting them at a distinct disadvantage unless playing in Free-For-All matches.
This makes the grand majority of the online multi-player mode unplayable for red / green colour-blind people. They need to take that extra bit of time to determine whether people are on their team, which more often than not results in their death; or otherwise accidentally shoot at their team-mates, giving away their position on the radar.
Call of Duty: World at War had an option to change the colours from red / green to orange / blue, and the Ghost Recon games have also had a similar feature. With this being such a huge release, this option should come as standard, especially when almost 10% of people are affected by colour-blindness in some form.
We would like to get this option and ensure that everyone has a fair chance in the online modes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
So far, over 2000 signatures have signed the petition. Being that I am one of the unfortunate color-blind gamers who play MW2, I hope Infinity Ward acts on this petition. What do you think?
Source: Evil Avatar