Activision Accused Of Stealing Floof Fury Warzone Skin Design
Activision Blizzard is accused of stealing skins from artists for use in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Call of Duty: Warzone is packed with new cosmetics but a recent skin has rubbed the gaming community the wrong way. The new Warzone Floof Fury skin is based on the Samoyed dog breed and is part of the upcoming Floof Fury pack. While he was initially greeted with “good boy” comments and squeals of delight over his cute design, one artist says he might not be as innocent of a skin as we thought so before.
On July 29, an artist posted that the skin design was taken directly from a piece he had previously done. The artist using the Saillin Grip said he wasn’t even aware the skin was being used until it was announced.
“Even though I’m also a CoD player, I’m very disappointed to see my work plagiarized by a big company like Activision in this way,” Saillin said.
Along with the accusations, Saillin included screenshots as proof that their design was taken without permission. The included image showed perfect likenesses, right down to the details of the pants.
Did Activision steal fan art for a new Call of Duty: Warzone skin?
After seeing the images of Saillin, the Call of Duty fandom quickly agreed that the designs were identical. Many called Blizzard, asking why they weren’t willing to pay artists for their work. Others pointed out that this isn’t the first time Blizzard has been accused of stealing work.
Blizzard did not respond to the accusations. Although the images are very similar, there is currently no evidence that the Blizzard artist responsible for the Floof Fury skin was aware of Saillin’s artwork.