Humvee suing Activision over Call of Duty vehicle inclusion


The war heads to the courts.

Humvee is suing Activision Blizzard over the inclusion of its vehicles in the Call of Duty franchise, it was recently revealed.

The news was broken by Reuters, which writes that Humvee is after compensatory, punitive and triple damages from Activision after a year of talks has failed.

The company behind Humvee, AM General LLC, filed its suit last week, accusing Activision of taking advantage of its goodwill and reputation by including the vehicles in Call of Duty. The inclusion isn’t limited to the popular video games, with AM General adding that the vehicles have been prominent in toys and books as well.

The result comes “at the expense of AM General and consumers who are deceived into believing that AM General licenses the games or is somehow connected with or involved in the creation of the games,” the suit details.

We’ll keep you informed on the progress of the case.

The latest in the Call of Duty franchise, WWII, is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.