Call of Duty league OpTic Texas designer lashes out at Activision over restrictive Modern Warfare 3 Operator skin guidelines calling it “dogs**t”

Call of Duty League guidelines restricts designers from customizing the Operator skins too much.


Call of Duty league OpTic Texas designer lashes out at Activision over restrictive Modern Warfare 3 Operator skin guidelines calling it “dogs**t”

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Call of Duty League teams OpTic Texas and LA Thieves designers lashed out at Activision’s guidelines for designing their own team Operator skins, calling them “dogs**t.” These skins are supposed to be part of the upcoming Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 3. It seems the designers were hoping for more artistic freedom. However, Activision has declined their plea and set some strict guidelines for creating its own customizable Operator skins.

Skins have been part of the esports scene for a while now. Previously, other favorites like CS: GO and Rocket League added them for players to use. This is also a great product from a marketing and financial standpoint. Fans would definitely want to get hold of their favorite team’s merchandise to show off their support. However, Call of Duty entered the world of team skins quite late, only just ahead of the Major 5 Qualifiers of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

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Now that ranked play is taking center stage in both Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, it’s no surprise Operator skins will be in demand among fans.

Related: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Devs teased a different approach for upcoming new maps

OpTic Texas and LA Thieves designers unhappy with restrictive Activision operator skin guidelines

Call of Duty league OpTic Texas designer lashes out at Activision over restrictive Modern Warfare 3 Operator skin guidelines calling it “dogs**t”

Source Call of Duty League

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It seems the designers for CDL teams were hoping for full design freedom to create some awesome-looking Operator skins. However, Activision’s guidelines have restricted their approach to creating the best models they can. So far, designers from OpTic Texas and LA Thieves have shown their frustration with these guidelines.

On May 17, Dexerto posted about the CDL teams creating their own Operator skins. An OpTic Texas designer, Aaron, shared it by saying, ‘I knew they would say this but not mention their dog s**t guidelines.”

He goes on to vent his frustration by saying that they are only allowed minor modifications to the team’s operator skins. “Can’t edit straps; can’t edit goggles; can’t edit pants; no texture; no patterns; go f**k yourself.”

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Aaron further stated that he was told to remove textures from the straps and goggles: “On the straps and goggles? Nope, I was specifically asked to remove “I’m not sure if the pattern I have on the chest will make it or not.”

LA Thieves designer RawTheMonster backed up Aaron’s claims. Moreover, he too had some grievances to share: ” felt like I was using a coloring book to design that.” Aaron seemed to agree with him as he replied, “Nobody’s talking about that weapon blueprint that was a JPEG Microsoft Paint file.”

Aaron said that compared to designing CDL skins he had a better experience working other game franchises like Halo and Rocket League. He said,” Working with Halo/343 and RL/Psyonix is a dream compared to working on CDL Cosmetics.”

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How the fans reacted

Not a day goes by that Call of Duty fans don’t have something to say against the developers of the game. Activision’s attempt to please its community always looks to fall short with more and more controversy.

It was the same this time as well, as fans seemed unhappy and sided with the designers.

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While only two of the designers have come out so far and shared their experiences, it won’t be surprising if more join them in their protest. Moreover, whether Activision will even consider giving the designers more freedom remains unclear.

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