Call of Duty’s weed-themed collab could be a step too far

Call of Duty’s weed-themed collab could be a step too far
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Written by 

Alex Garton


28th Mar 2024 12:05

In case you haven't noticed, Call of Duty has never been afraid to incorporate marijuana into its cosmetic designs, and overall, this has been immensely popular with the fanbase.

Whether it's vehicles covered in cannabis leaves or countless collaborations with Snoop Dogg, it seems like no one would bat an eyelid if you lit up a joint on the battlefield.

The devs are truly leaning into the weed theme in Season 3, with a giant stoned Sloth Operator (Yes, that's real) and skins for Cheech & Chong, a comedic duo known for their love of pot.

As expected, some players adore these designs, but others think CoD has gone too far, claiming these "stupid" skins are making them "hate" the game.

MW3 fans slam Call of Duty's "obsession" with weed

Sloth Call of Duty
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As showcased by CharlieINTEL, alongside new weapons and multiplayer maps, Season 3 is adding a variety of weed skins to the game in the form of another Snoop Dogg skin, Cheech & Chong, and of course, the Stoney Sloth Operator.

While celebrity crossovers are expected at this point, a sleepy mammal covered in marijuana leaves is a step too far for some members of the community, who are begging for CoD to be put out of its "misery."

"What is Cod's obsession with weed," said one user, with another arguing, "The state of COD is truly embarrassing." The dev's design choices are becoming a "joke" in the eyes of many, who wish the time spent creating these skins was invested in actual new content for the game.

CoD players divided over "weird" Cheech & Chong skins

The arrival of Cheech & Chong in Season 3 is even more of a sticking point, with some praising the collab as a "massive W" and others having no interest in buying a skin for the comedic duo.

There has also been some criticism towards their appearance, as some fans of Cheech & Chong believe the devs could have done a better job with their faces.

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 "They look like they’re wearing a mask of Cheech and Chong," said one fan, with another claiming "Chong looks very solid in my opinion but Cheech looks terrible, very disappointed in that to be honest."

One silver lining is that the Cheech & Chong bundle will come with both Operators so there's no need to buy them separately. We'll just have to see how popular these marijuana skins end up being, but based on previous updates, more backlash typically means more store sales.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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