Scump reveals he was meant to have his own Call of Duty skin

Scump reveals he was meant to have his own Call of Duty skin
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Written by 

Alex Garton


5th Dec 2023 15:10

Skins have become a major part of the new Call of Duty era, with Activision cooking up collaborations with Diablo 4, Spawn, and even The Boys.

If that wasn't enough, celebrities are running riot around Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, with Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, and Snoop Dogg all having their own Operators.

As a result, it only makes sense that the community would want to see content creators receive their very own cosmetics. Former pro player Seth "Scump" Abner revealed that he was meant to get his own CoD Operator skin last year, but it was cancelled.

Scump was going to have his own Call of Duty skin


As showcased by CDL Intel, Scump was asked a question about him having his own Call of Duty skin and the fact that Dr Disrespect believes he deserves one during a recent stream. 

In response, the former pro revealed that he was "supposed to have one last year," but Activision seemingly cancelled it. Scump is synonymous with the CoD pro scene, and after achieving so much in his career, a cosmetic celebrating his legacy would have been amazing for him.

Not only that, OpTic fans from around the globe would have loved to have it equipped while making impressive outplays in multiplayer. That wasn't to be, and while Scump didn't go into details on the cancellation, a glaring event last year likely explains why Activision put a stop to content creator skins.

Why was Scump's CoD skin cancelled in Modern Warfare 2?

Nickmercs Operator skin Call of Duty
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The first influencers to ever receive official Call of Duty cosmetics last year were Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff and Tim "TimThetatman" Betar. However, after an anti-LGBTQ+ comment from Kolcheff on Twitter, both bundles were pulled from the store and are unable to be purchased.

Since then, Activision has not released any content creator skins, and it's assumed they have completely scrapped any that were in the works. FaZe's Kris "Swagg" Lamberson also revealed that he was meant to get a bundle, but it was cancelled following NICKMERCS' comments.

We can assume this is the same case for Scump, and therefore, we'll just have to imagine what an Operator skin for the legendary CoD pro would have looked like.

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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