Sledgehammer Games is finally working on a fix for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s infamous Gaia Operator outfit, aka the “Groot” skin.
The skin, available as an alternate costume for the Nova Operator, has been criticized by the Call of Duty community since its debut with Modern Warfare 2 Season 6 in late September. Unlike other outfits, the tree outfit is said to be more difficult to spot during battle due to the many holes in its torso.
Although the skin was adjusted to improve visibility shortly after launch, it appears that Modern Warfare 3 is scheduled for release on November 10. leads to more frustration. The latest entry in the Call of Duty series allows players to bring over their unlocks, weapons, and purchases from the previous installment, meaning the Gaia skin is also back.
Unsurprisingly, Sledgehammer was asked about his potential plans to address complaints related to the appearance of “Groot”‘s skin during a recent interview. Multiplayer-Focused Reddit AMA. User Déagil_ asked one of many questions about how the Activision developer envisioned the future: “Oh, most importantly, what are you going to do about the Gaia skin and the problems it brought to MW3 from MW2?
Sledgehammer’s response should help ease the minds of those who have experienced issues with the Nova skin: “Adjustments to the Gaia and Gaia Blackcell Operator skins are underway for Modern Warfare III. In a future game update, we will disable this item until the changes can be released to all players.
It is unclear how long the Gaia cosmetic will be unavailable or how Sledgehammer will handle complaints.
Modern Warfare 3’s launch suffered from more than just transparent skins. At launch, some players experienced spawning issues with a few maps in the entry. Hammer quickly moved to extract the affected cards out of rotation of certain game modes to resolve these issues.
In our Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer component reviewWe praised some of the more refined gameplay tweaks, but still wished they were accompanied by bigger changes to move the series forward.