Scump almost got his own skin in CoD – what happened?

In the world of Call of Duty, Seth “Scump” Abner, a legend of esports, has become a true face... Fragster | 6. December 2023

In the world of Call of Duty, Seth “Scump” Abner, a legend of esports, has become a true face of the title. There was a lot of excitement when it was announced that Scump was supposed to get his own Operator character in Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. However, the situation changed after the Operators of two other well-known content creators, TimTheTatman and NICKMERCS, were removed from the game due to controversy surrounding NICKMERCS’ comments.

The removal of these characters was accompanied by a wave of feedback from the Call of Duty community, and some, including Dr Disrespect, have voiced their displeasure that Scump did not get the first skin character of his own.

With the current momentum of Modern Warfare 3 and the upcoming launch of the Call of Duty League, Scump made the revelation in one of his Twitch streams on Dec. 4 that he was close to being added to the game as a playable character the previous year. This event has caused a lot of conversation not only among long-time fans, but also the wider gaming community. The development shows how closely content creators and game characters are intertwined in modern video games and the emotional reactions these connections can provoke.

Scump reveals planned own CoD skin

While finishing his Twitch stream, Scump addressed a fan’s question and confirmed that he had previously been promised his custom skin in Call of Duty, but the release didn’t happen last year. The news quickly spread on social media and many followers were on fire and quite upset. It has been speculated that interactions between other well-known figures in gaming, such as TimTheTatman and NICKMERCS, as well as decisions by Activision, may have contributed to this particular skin not appearing in Modern Warfare 2.


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Scump while gaming and eating via Twitter @scump

Some players have argued that the skin released for the 2023 CDL Championships may have been the one that was intended to represent Scump because he is often known as “The King” among CoD players. Whether Scump will ever have his own operator skin in MW3 or future games from Activision remains to be seen – his fans think he deserves it more than anyone else – Why didn’t the Scump skin happen? Everything points to the Scump-inspired operator being released because of the controversy around other players like NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman were removed from the game.

Why didn’t the Scump skin happen?

Everything indicates that the Scump-inspired operator was removed from the game due to the controversy surrounding other players such as NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman. Details of this are not fully clear, but it has been suggested that it could be related to these other skins.
The NICKMERCS incident could make publishers more cautious in the future when it comes to partnering with streamers and releasing specific skins from players, professionals or content creators.


Cover credit: Scump via Twitter @scump