Activision Accused Of Plagiarising Floof Fury Skin From Artist
Activision might have just brought us one of the coolest good boi skins that Call of Duty has ever seen, but it looks as though they might have been naughty bois in order to have added it to Warzone and Vanguard.
The Floof Fury bundle contains a skin that has the player bases' tails wagging. The Loyal Samoyed skin, based on a stunning white dog named "Rafi", was added to the Call of Duty franchise through the Season 4 reloaded event and boasts a cute wolf-like face with its ears pricked and army paint between its eyes and whiskers.
Despite fans' urges to boop the snoot of Rafi, the skin has actually landed Activision in hot water, as one artist has claimed that the developers stole his design from 2019.
Activision Accused of Stealing Floof Fury Design
According to Twitter user "saillin", the dog was plagiarised by Activision as they first made the skin over two years ago and posted it to Artstation.
The artist also detailed a range of exact replications of their original design, to prove it wasn't just a mere coincidence. Details such as the backpack, leg sachel, two-strap elbow pad, and baggy blue cargo pants all look very similar to the Floof Fury bundle design.
"Even though I am a CoD player, I am very disappointed to see my work being plagiarized by a big company like Activision in this way," the artist said on Twitter.
Floof Fury Artist Demands Explanation From Activision
Having seen their work reportedly ripped off, the artist has now called on Activision to respond. "I have reached out to Activision for an explanation and/or compensation," saillin said on Twitter.
"As an individual artist, I can only do so much, and I have to speak out about this to stop things like that from happening again in the future," they added.
Activision has yet to respond, although the advertising of the Floof Fury bundle has been pulled from the website and the in-game banners. The skin is still available to be purchased in-game.
This isn't the only time Activision has been in trouble for exploiting artists ether. Recently, Blizzard Entertainment came under heavy criticism for taking advantage of artists through low-balled contracts and free content competitions for the Overwatch League.