Call of Duty allegedly copied skins from another game, Deaddrop
A new skin for Call of Duty: Battlefield and Call of Duty: Vanguard is becoming suspicious to the eye because of its resemblance to another game’s character skin, just a few weeks later publisher Activision accused of copying an artist’s work for Call of Duty cosmetics. One of the people who seems to have issues with Call of Duty’s new Doomsayer operator interface is a former Activision employee who worked on the first-person shooter series.
In Monday, The official Call of Duty Twitter account promoted the Ultra Skin Malware Pack, showing off the Doomsayer skin to a moderator named Shigenori Ota. Doomsayer wears a hood and black armor, most notably a glowing skull, resembling a hologram projected through its helmet.
Call of Duty fans quick note Doomsayer skin’s similarity to a cosmetic revealed in July from the game in development Deadrop, is being developed by studio Midnight Society. Those studio co-founders include popular streamers Guy “Dr DisRespect” Beahm and Robert Bowling, former Infinity Ward creative strategist and community manager, Call of Duty developer. (Bowling left IW in 2012.)
Bowling seems to have an issue with Call of Duty’s Doomsayer character skin and its similarity to DeadropThe “Four Zero Two” variant look of, early Tuesday morning tweet“At least name it after me.”
Not like Loyal Samoyed Skin added (and quickly pulled from) Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard Last month, the Doomsayer skin had some precedent in Call of Duty. One of the series’ most recognizable characters is British special forces operator Simon “Ghost” Riley, who has benefited from several hooded, skull-shaped skins for many years. Call of Duty game. In Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and BattlefieldWeaver operator has Ghostly, glowing, skull-like skull known as the Disciple of Darkness Aether. Vanguard and Battlefield also recently experimented with LED-infused faces (Enter face) and the helmet of the future (Violet Stealth, High bit rate), despite the shooter’s World War II-inspired setting.
However, the similarities between DeadropThe skins of Variant and Call of Duty’s Doomsayer were impressive enough to stir up some players with accusations of plagiarism for the second time in a month.
Polygon has reached out to Activision for comment on the allegations and will update when the company responds.