Activision removes Floof Fury skin from Warzone over plagiarism

By Olivia Richman

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Aug 6, 2022

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Activision has responded to plagiarism claims by removing the Floof Fury skin from Call of Duty: Warzone.

In July, artist Saillin accused Activision of copying their Samoyed skin design. In the tweet, Saillin showed the stark similarities between their dog-themed skin and the Floof Fury skin that ended up in Warzone as part of Season 4 Reloaded’s cosmetics.

At the time, Saillin expressed disappointment that such a large developer would steal their art without first getting permission. Many in the COD community wondered why Activision wasn’t willing to pay for the art or at least acknowledge the artist.

Now, Activision has now decided to respond to the accusations.

Did Activision steal art for its Floof Fury Warzone skin?

The initial reaction to the adorable and fluffy skin was joy. But it didn’t take long for the Warzone community to feel anger towards Activision once the original artist came forward with claims of plagiarism. The skin was undeniably similar to Saillin’s design, even down to the smallest of details. But did Activision really steal the art?

An Activision spokesperson recently announced that the team had made a “misstep.” The spokesperson added that the skin has been removed from the game due to an error in Activision’s “process.”

Saillin tweeted that Activision actually contacted them directly about the situation. They didn’t disclose what exactly was discussed, but it seems as though the situation has been dealt with for the time being.

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