Fans of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 point out an unfortunate flaw in the Operator skin included in a package costing 1,800 COD points.
- A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fan has pointed out a historical error in one of the new skins, the Ares bundle.
- Although the Ares bundle includes skins and emblems reminiscent of the Roman Empire, it includes a Corinthian helmet and not a Roman helmet with a design similar to Greek culture.
- While some fans have criticized the historical inaccuracies, it is not uncommon for Call of Duty games to include cosmetic items that do not accurately reflect the intended historical period.
A fan of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pointed out a historical inaccuracy in one of the new graphics. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 allows fans of its predecessors to wear different costumes, but this new skin has an interesting flaw.
Call of Duty games have had all kinds of cosmetic items for generations. Call cards, weapon designs, skins, and more. When the series introduced the concept of live services, it began offering Battle Passes with all sorts of cosmetic items, introducing many of the customization options that have been with the series for so long. Some of the skins introduced to the series over the years include Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, John McClane from Die Hard, and Homelander from The Boys. He recently released a historical skin, but some fans point out inaccuracies in the name and appearance.
Reddit user Scared-Explanation27 is one of many Call of Duty fans pointing out problems with the Ares pack. The pack is called Ares, but the Roman Empire worshiped Ares as the god of battle, Ares is the Greek name applied to the same god, and the skin of the operator in Modern Warfare 3 wears a Corinthian helmet, not a Roman helmet. It looks like this Finally, you can see that the emblem on the Corinthian helmet resembles the Gallic helmet. Although these helmets have some visual similarities, the specific details show that they belong to different cultures and were invented at different times.
The Ares kit costs 1,800 COD points and includes matching skins and badges. It also includes two weapon badges, a business card, and a large sticker with a similar theme. Like other aspects of the kit, the weapon drawings contain historical inaccuracies. Although many of the images resemble Roman images, Gladiator has the same problem with the emblematic helmets. Fans have pointed out that Modern Warfare 2019 is another set with similar errors, with the Lacedaemon pack showing a skull emblem and calling card with a helmet that does not match the period.
Despite Scared-Explanation27’s suggestion that the developers missed the history lesson, the cosmetic details are still clear. Although the battle deck of Ares does not exactly match an ancient Roman soldier, Modern Warfare 3 is not the first Call of Duty with inaccuracies. Corinthian helmets were also used by the ancient Greeks, but are often used to represent Roman soldiers.