Activision accused of ripping off Dr Disrespect’s game for a $20 Call of Duty skin

Just a few weeks after acknowledging the “misstep” of plagiarizing the Floof Fury skin for Call of Duty: Warzone (opens in new tab)Activision is facing accusations of having done it again, this time with a skin that looks remarkably similar to a “Variant” in Midnight Society’s upcoming extraction shooter Dedrop.

Variants, in the world of Deadrop, are the players who purchased the first round of early access passes to the game. Among the bonuses granted to them for being first in line are “VisorCortex IDs,” which are basically NFTs that grant unique visor skins to those who own them. Think Daft Punk but more overtly martial.

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“The VisorCortex acts as your identity within the Midnight Society and can be used as your verified avatar in and outside the community,” the studio explained (opens in new tab) in March, before Midnight Society’s game had a proper title. “Variants may sell their Access Pass along with their attached VisorCortex ID to relinquish their utility within the Midnight Society or trade VisorCortex IDs with other Access Pass holders without losing their Variant perks.”

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