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Dr Disrespect Accuses Warzone Devs of Copying DEADROP Skin

Abhimannu Das
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Midnight Society's upcoming game DEADROP allegedly had one of its skins copied by Warzone.
Dr Disrespect, who is one of the founders of Midnight Society, lashed out at Warzone for copying the skin and called the developers "slimy."
Doc is also upset with the current state of Warzone and does not want to return to the game anytime soon.

Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV, aka Dr Disrespect, has accused Call of Duty: Warzone developers of stealing a skin from his upcoming game “DEADROP.” When Call of Duty revealed the Malware Ultra Skin Bundle on 16th August earlier this year, Midnight Society developer Robert Bowling accused Call of Duty of copying the skin from DEADROP. The skin is a ‘variant’ which is one of the unique cosmetic benefits of becoming an early adopter for DEADROP. Dr Disrespect did not comment on the issue until very recently.

Doc calls Warzone devs “slimy”

After a viewer brought up how Warzone allegedly copied one of the skins from DEADROP, Doc said, “I’ve checked out of Warzone, not interested. Look how ugly looking this game is. They stole a fiction for one of our concept arts just like they stole the fiction of one of our characters. You know what I mean champs? A bunch of slimy guys over here. I don’t like them, I don’t like them.”

This is not the first time that Warzone has been accused of copying a skin. Warzone was recently accused of plagiarizing the work of an artist following the release of the Floof Fury skin. A Samoyed skin called “Floof Fury” was set to release in Season 4 and as soon as it was announced, an artist claimed that their artwork was created back in 2019 and it was plagiarized and turned into a skin.

The Floof Fury skin was never released and Activision worked things out with the artist. Activision told Polygon, “We have the utmost respect for creativity and content creation. We love the Loyal Samoyed, but regrettably, we erred in our process and have removed this imagery from the game. We apologize for the misstep.”

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It is unknown if Doc will take action against Call of Duty for the copied skin. Whether he wants it or not, the controversy and discussions on social platforms have brought more attention to his upcoming game and this may turn the negative situation in his favor.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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