Some fans of Infinity Ward’s shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are unhappy with upcoming changes to a skin dubbed by many players as ‘Roze 2.0.’
Players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took to Reddit to express their unhappiness with changes coming to the LA Thieves CDL skin, nicknamed “Roze 2.0” by many long-time series fans, as part of Season 1 Reloaded. This frustration over changes to the controversial in-game skin marks the latest bump in the road for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which recently reached a milestone by becoming the best-selling game in the US for 2022.
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been met with a mixed reception by many gamers since its release despite experiencing remarkable commercial success. From complaints about balance issues and hackers in the game’s online multiplayer modes, to the presence of game-breaking bugs in campaign mode, some franchise fans have been vocally displeased with the latest outing from the iconic Call of Duty franchise. Attempting to address some player complaints, Infinity Ward’s upcoming Season 1 Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will bring new weapons, features, and game modes to the popular shooter.
In a thread posted to r/ModernWarfareII, Reddit user Rrrrrrrrrromance posted a screenshot of the new design for the LA Thieves CDL skin coming as part of Season 1 Reloaded. Featuring an all-black outfit save for a bright red “LA” on the chest, the controversial LA Thieves CDL skin was dubbed “Roze 2.0” by many players due to its similarity to the Roze operator skin from 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. While many players were unhappy with the skin when it was announced due to the competitive advantage it gives players on dark maps, the addition of bright red goggles and shoulder straps to the skin for Season 1 Reloaded is proving to be equally divisive.
Several Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 fans responding to the post were unhappy at the unexpected change to the skin, claiming that Infinity Ward had pulled a bait and switch. Speculating that the developer intentionally tempted gamers with the all-black skin’s competitive advantage, some comments exasperatedly mused that Infinity Ward would just do the same thing with another skin in a few months. Some players who had purchased the “Roze 2.0” skin were decidedly unbothered by the colorful new accoutrements, though, stating that they liked the look of the updated operator.
Like nearly every change or update made to the popular shooter, the revamped “Roze 2.0” skin has Modern Warfare 2 players divided. For some gamers, the change is seen as a much-needed balance tweak, while others feel they were duped out of their dollars. No matter their opinion on the change, gamers who’d been hoping to blend into the shadows in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Atomgrad raid may have to find a new outfit.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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