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Is Breenburgh Hotel Getting Removed from Modern Warfare 2?

Breenbergh Hotel
Breenbergh Hotel / Image courtesy of Activision

One of the more interesting topics that have blemished the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the apparent flak that Activision appears to be getting over its Breenburgh Hotel map.

In Modern Warfare 2, Amsterdam is featured both in the game's campaign and its multiplayer to a particularly impressive degree. However, with the game's Breenburgh Hotel map, it appears the folks running the actual hotel that it's based on in real life aren't too happy with Activision's reimagining of the building in-game.

"We have taken note of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is undesirably the scene of the new Call of Duty," hotel manager Roy Tomassen told Dutch newspaper de Volksrant (H/T PC Gamer). "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."

Per PC Gamer, the de Volksrant report went on to mention that the hotel is still considering what steps to take next with legal action not being out of the question.

Of course, the issue regarding Breenburgh Hotel just happens to also be one of three similar scenarios that have seemingly been plopped on the doorstep of Activision in recent days as Valderas Museum and Crown Raceway are also bringing on awkward semantics from the company.

As noted early on into the game's launch, the Valderas Museum map is just nowhere to be found after having been made a prominent part of the beta. Activision has yet to address its sudden absence, however, many are speculating that it's due to a copyright issue with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Meanwhile, after initially being revealed as "Marina Bay Grand Prix" and hyped up as a creative crossover for F1 racing fans months before MW2's launch, the map has since been quietly buried away by Activision. Not only was it renamed to "Crown Raceway," but it appears Call of Duty League players are being told to not scrim on the map as they won't be able to play on it once the season starts.

Ultimately, it remains to be seen what will happen to these three maps. For now, Breenburgh Hotel and Crown Raceway remain in playlists while Valderas Museum is still waiting to make its debut.


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