Following the last Call of Duty: Warzone update, an artist has claimed that his artwork was plagiarized and used as a new skin released in the game.
Sail Lin, a Chinese conceptual artist, tweeted a comparison of their artwork and the new “Loyal Samoyed” skin, which looks like a dog belonging to the Samoyed breed dressed in various clothes. Lin claims that the concept art of the skin was stolen from the artwork “Samoye Medical” which was published on ArtStation in December 2019.
“Even though I am also a Cod player, I’m very disappointed to see my work plagiarized by a big company like Activision in this way,” the artist said. “I have contacted Activision for an explanation and/or compensation, and I hope the situation will be resolved soon. such things will not happen again in the future.
Lin also pointed out that it wasn’t just the creature that was being imitated. Other elements like the pattern of the scarf and the design of the backpack are almost the same. The tweet now has nearly 8,000 retweets and 30,000 likes, earning sympathy from fans and accusations of plagiarism against the developer. Activision-Blizzard has yet to provide a statement.
Last week, the last patch for war zone brought the big mid-season update to the game. Called “Season 4 Reloaded”, it saw the arrival of the “Rebirth of The Dead” game mode where players can kill zombies on Rebirth Island.