Call of Duty: Modern Warfare faces backlash for its inclusion of white phosphorus


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is facing pushback on Twitter for including white phosphorus in the game.

The game offers players the weaponized chemical as a reward for killstreaks, or a high number of kills without dying. In the game, white phosphorus makes players screens go black and white and can burn anyone who gets close to the area, according to GameSpot, which tested out the game before the October 25 release date.

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Although the game has involved weapons like nuclear bombs in the past, many Twitter users say that the inclusion of white phosphorus is crossing the line. During real-life wartime, the chemical is often used to create big clouds of white gas, but if a person becomes exposed to it, the chemical can cause severe burns, health problems, and even death.