5 Reasons Why Noriega’s Call of Duty Lawsuit Failed

4. Only in 1 percent of the game


Noriega only appears in 1 percent of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.


Part of Activision Blizzard’s defence against the Noriega lawsuit is that the former Panamanian dictator only appears in about 1 percent of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. But the key question here is how much is that 1 percent worth? The Call of Duty series is a worldwide phenomenon, and to say that it is successful would be an understatement. As a matter of fact, according to CNN, Black Ops made about 1 billion US dollars (over 600 million pounds). That’s a very large pie indeed, and 1 percent of that sure is one mighty chunk of change.

And retired military man Oliver North was hired as a consultant and appears in Black Ops II (less time than Noriega in fact), and presumably was given a fat paycheck by Activision Blizzard. Although the likes of former US General Petraeus also appear in the game and neither was he consulted nor compensated, so perhaps Noriega’s lawyers were optimistic is they were expecting to win the lawsuit, especially considering that Noriega did not provide any input during the game’s development…

SOURCE (link). Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision).