Never shy about controversy, Danger Close have announced the first multiplayer map pack for Medal Of Honor Warfighter will take place in some of the real locations in Pakistan that the U.S Special Forces entered on their mission to assassinate Osama Bin Laden.
The decade long hunt to find Bin Laden went through some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world. The Darra Gun Market is located in a tribal land where the rules are defined by only two principles – hospitality and revenge. No police are allowed to enter the area and all the laws are made by the tribal leader. This small town in Pakistan is home to dozens of back-alley shops and self-taught machinists who are in many cases building guns by hand. Almost no outsiders ever see this town. What better place to hide than where only locales and known tribal members are allowed to enter.
Chitral is another area of Pakistan thought for a time to be one of Bin Laden’s hideouts. A rural mountainous area filled with deep narrow valleys, it has many places that are inaccessible several months each year because of snow and road conditions. There are over 1200 small towns scattered throughout the Chitral district and finding someone who doesn’t want to be found would be next to impossible.
I mean, it’s not like this is an actual in-game mission to kill Bin Laden but these descriptions are sure to stir some people up anyway. To be honest, I’m sure that’s what they were going for when they announced a map pack long before the game is even released.