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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2's Hotel Explosion Might Cause A Lawsuit
The dedication of “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2” to depict real-world locations may have put its parent company, Activision Blizzard, in the firing line of a lawsuit. Staff of the Conservatorium Hotel, the real-life mirror for the game’s Breenbergh Hotel, indicated that Activision did not consult them before using the hotel’s likeness, which meets a fiery end in the campaign.
The hotel's manager Roy Tomassen said, "We have taken note of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is undesirably the scene of the new Call of Duty. More generally, we don't support games that seem to encourage the use of violence. The game in no way reflects our core values and we regret our apparent and unwanted involvement."
Although Tomassen didn’t explicitly mention a lawsuit and Infinity Ward changed the name of the hotel, the uncleared use of its likeness could give the staff some legal footing. It wouldn't be a first either, as a film writer sued Activision Blizzard in 2021, claiming that their original character's likeness inspired the appearance of Mara in 2019's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."