Infinity Ward has renamed one of the multiplayer skins in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone after a few weeks of public outcry.
The original version of the skin was called Border War. The skin featured D-Day, an in-game Operator with a bulletproof vest that said “POLICE” on the front and a weapon in his hand — usually a different weapon depending on what the player had equipped. The skin’s description read, “Show them the error of their ways and make them pay with D-Day’s Border War Operator skin.”
Controversy over the skin first began to boil over after Infinity Ward added a Black Lives Matter statement to the game in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Fans noted that if Infinity Ward was going support one call for racial justice, it was odd that the company would also include a skin with a seemingly direct threat toward undocumented immigrants. Infinity Ward, it seems, agreed with the criticism and has now changed the skin ... at least somewhat.
After a patch on Tuesday, the skin has now been renamed, and given a new in-game description. The skin, which features D-Day in a cowboy hat, is now called “Home on the Range,” and has the description, “Play along with the deer and the antelope with the Home on the Range D-Day Operator skin.”
Nothing else about the skin appears to have changed. Infinity Ward outlined the changes in the game’s patch notes, which read, “Renames D-Day’s ‘Border War’ skin and bio.” D-Day still wears his cowboy hat — fitting for a rancher— and his tactical vest labeled “POLICE” — which is a little bit less fitting, though the context of the vest has now changed, given the skin’s new name.