Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III: Controversial skin will be temporarily removed

The current shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – like many other top titles – also relies on a variety of skins, but these are not always without controversy. In one case, Sledgehammer Games is now pulling the ripcord.


Skins can be used to customize characters in video games – and at the same time, developers make a lot of money with such cosmetic items. Sometimes something goes more or less wrong, for example in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. After numerous controversial discussions, the controversial Gaia skin is now being removed from the current part of the successful series.

The Gaia skin for the operator Nila “Nova” Brown looks somewhat like Evil Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, resembling a humanoid body made from branches of a tree. The skin was already available in Modern Warfare 2 and could now be adopted into the new shooter – except that it often blends into the background in a way that is difficult to see.

That’s why the skin was nerfed in October, but it remained difficult to see. At Reddit That’s why the most serious discussions have already broken out. “This is by far the worst pay-to-win item ever introduced into the game,” complains one user. “It is almost impossible to track a player – even at short distances in bright light.”


Sledgehammer Games has apparently understood the criticism and now wants to temporarily remove the Gaia skin from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III in order to revise it again. The Blackcell Operator variant will also be temporarily unavailable until the revision is completed.

“Adjustments to Gaia and the Gaia Blackcell Operator skins are being planned for Modern Warfare III. In a future game update, we will deactivate the item until the changes mentioned can be made available to all players,” the developers now explain in this regard.

The skin could be unlocked at the time by purchasing the sixth season battle pass and then unlocking it.

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