Activision was forced to upset Call of Duty fans by removing a controversial skin from its games

Activision was forced to upset Call of Duty fans by removing a controversial skin from its games

In a recent tweet from a Call of Duty insider, it was confirmed that Activision will not be adding the Samoyed skin. This led many fans to think that the game was actually planning to steal the skin. But the comments verify why this is just a fan stretch.

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Call of Duty is one of the best-selling game franchises of all time. With its exciting and fast-paced shooter gameplay, it has gained a fan base like no other. But with so many people playing, building a different identity is difficult. Therefore, the concept of skins and upgrades is always available to fans. The problem arises when a particular skin brings controversy to the developers.

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Call of Duty apologizes to skin artist Samoyed

Call of Duty was recently embroiled in a controversy where they were accused of using a skin design to promote their ‘Mercenaries of Fortune’ update. The Loyal Samoyed skin, also known as dog/wolf skin, was actually designed by concept artist Saillin.

Now, they have officially issued a statement apologizing for the matter. The official statement says, “We have the utmost respect for creativity and content creation. We love the Loyal Samoyed, but sadly we messed up our process and removed this image from the game. We apologize for the misstep.”

This statement was later taken to Twitter by an insider, after which fans began flooding the comments giving their views on the decision. Many thought that removing the skin was not necessary and that giving the artist adequate compensation would have been enough.

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Why are fans debating?

There are a few reasons fans still debate the skin. Most of it is the addition of animal skin in a shooting game. Making fans think that it actually promotes animal cruelty among players.

Many others think that animal skins in a game like Call of Duty actually take away from its authenticity. As the game franchise is mostly based on wars and battles, adding an animal skin will actually make it seem a bit silly.

The real point that needs to be noted is that Activision did not release the skin by themselves. Many hackers hacked into the COD market and mined the code to bring it into the game. So blaming the developers for the bug was overkill for some fans.

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Whatever the cause, it’s sure a lot of fans loved the idea of ​​having the skin in the game, but now they’re a little bummed about it.

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What do you think of the skin? Was it necessary to take him out of the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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