Controversial ‘pay-to-win’ Gaia skin will be temporarily removed from Modern Warfare 3
Everyone hates it Modern Warfare 3‘s Gaia skin – a Modern Warfare 2 skin that has made its way into the new game – because it’s so hard to see. The skin is for operator Nila “Nova” Brown and looks a lot like an evil Groot Guardians of the universe, is essentially the outline of a human being made from tree branches. It blends into the background quite seamlessly, and was even nerfed earlier in October because it’s too hard to see.
But it wasn’t nerfed enough. “This is by far the worst reward item ever introduced to the game,” one person wrote on Reddit. “It is almost impossible to track the player, even from short distances in bright light.” Therefore Modern Warfare 3 developer Sledgehammer Games is taking another stab at the skin, and until then it’s removing Gaia and its Blackcell Operator variant until it’s reworked. according to a Sledgehammer Games developer on Reddit.
“Adjustments to Gaia and Gaia Blackcell Operator Skins are in the pipeline for Modern Warfare III,” Sledgehammer Games said in his Reddit AMA. “In a future game update, we will disable this item until the mentioned changes can be released to all players.”
Players could unlock the skin by purchasing the sixth season Battle Pass and then work towards the skin. However, there is a paid upgrade to the pass, which speeds up the process considerably. It was also previously available in a similar manner in Modern Warfare 2. People complained about the Gaia skin when it was first released, and they were right Modern Warfare 3.