Sledgehammer, the developers behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, has confirmed the controversial Gaia skin, also known as the Groot Skin, will be temporarily disabled and updated with a few adjustments. The gaming community stands poised with the decision to nerf, meanwhile, some are not happy with the outright disabling.
The reveal comes through a QNA session on Reddit, where a user inquired, “Oh the biggest one, what are you going to do about the Gaia skin and the problems it has brought forward to MW3 from MW2?”. Sledgehammer responded, stating, “Adjustments to Gaia and Gaia Blackcell Operator Skins are in the pipeline for Modern Warfare III. In a future game update, we’ll disable this item until said changes can be released to all players.”
The date for finalizing these adjustments has not been disclosed yet, but it is certain that the changes will likely address the issue of the skin being smoothly spotted.
Recap of the issue:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 stands out among the few games that allow players to carry the cosmetics from the previous game. Following this feature, the Groot Skin from Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 was added as a part of Battle Pass. Soon the players went on criticizing it as “Pay-to-Win“, because of the challenges in spotting it.
Due to the seamless blending of the skin with the surroundings, it was even nerfed in October but was not enough to spot any positive impact.
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