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Medal of Honor DLC recreates the hunt for Bin Laden

Ben Parfitt
Medal of Honor DLC recreates the hunt for Bin Laden

EA has revealed that The Hunt Map Pack for Medal of Honor: Warfighter will allow gamers to compete online in a locations based on the real-world hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

The former leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda was killed by American special forces in May 2011.

Now EA has decided to give gamers a taste of the saga by basing its upcoming DLC release on two locations associated with the decade-long search for Bin Laden.

The first is The Darra Gun Market which, in the publisher’s words, “is located in a tribal land where the rules are defined by only two principles – hospitality and revenge”.

The second is Chitral, also a region of Pakistan, which was apparently thought to have served as Bin Laden’s hideout for a certain period.

The controversy this will undoubtedly court is two-fold. On the one hand, EA will claim that Medal of Honor: Warfighter is an accurate military simulator – a theme that this DLC will expand upon.

On the other hand, critics will say it’s a glorification on the murder of a man that happened little more than a year ago.

One thing you can be sure of, though – this is unlikely the garner the sort of controversy that first game did. Playing as “terrorists” was seen as anti-American and therefore obviously morally reprehensible. Will a move seen as anti-Muslim or anti-Pakistani be viewed in the same way?

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