Let Slip The Increasingly Hairy Dogs Of Modern Warfare

look at those shader effects!

(of Call of Duty Ghosts, anyway).

Of the many things we wish were better about the most recent Call of Duty game’s singleplayer campaign, it’s surely the amount of fur on the dog. You’ll be glad to hear that’s been rectified.

The latest patch for the Activision’s latest opus of destruction and arse-following includes this telltale line: “Re-enabled fur and smoke DLLs from nVidia.” This means that, should you own a suitably meaty graphics card (either NVIDIA or AMD, you’ll be glad to hear), Ghost’s memetastic hound now has bonus hair on his tail and back. This is the first released game to support NVIDIA’s Fur Tech (sadly lacking a TressFX-style pun), but apparently we’ll also see it further down the line in the Witcher 3.

Best way to establish if furry is for you is… And no, I won’t make that gag. But the best way to see this Fur Tech in action if you don’t own the game and/or an appropriate card is to set one of these videos to 1080p and fullscreen.

It’s a neat effect, to be honest, and I look forwards to seeing it in a game that’s about animals or Robin Williams, rather than just as a cameo in Faintly Tiresome Manshoot 2013. Word is there isn’t too much of a performance hit from it, except for on your PC, because it’s rubbish and you don’t deserve for games to look pretty.

Here’s a video of an earlier version of Fur Tech from last year:

And here’s a WeakmanCam clip of Fur Tech in Witcher 3:

If you could make one thing hairier, what would it be?


  1. Kitsunin says:

    Aww yeah, time for the next generation of yiff technology.

  2. GameCat says:

    Can’t wait for NVidia BeardX or AMD Tresstache technology to make kickass facial hair.

  3. Andrew says:

    My mustache, there is just nothing going on up there.

  4. AndrewC says:

    That’s no saxophone…

  5. Anthile says:

    Where is your dog now?

  6. NarcoSleepy says:

    Is it just me, or is there a giant yellow penis on that dog?

    Also, I just noticed the tags… Everything after “Call of Duty: Ghosts” is just hilarious.

    • dE says:

      Why wouldn’t it be a penis? Waving your penis around like it’s a wallstreet party, mounting dildos on your guns and trying to compare sizes with others while trying to be the biggest dick possible. Call of Duty in a nut…shell.

    • CookPassBabtridge says:

      Was just about to post exactly these words:

  7. Kodeen says:

    For a second I was really excited that we could mod Ghosts to have that poodle in it.

  8. fluffy_thedestroyer says:

    That doesn’t change the gameplay aspect at all. it’s just more sugar on candy. So the main “problems” with COD and battlefield today remains the same. I agree that some people really love the game but after the gazilion release of the same thing year after year after year…it wont change my opinion about COD and battlefield and most other FPS out there right now

  9. Zunt says:

    Such fur.


    So hair.

  10. Surgeon says:

    I’m counting the days until we see HairyArseCrackFX.

    • BLACKOUT-MK2 says:

      Best applied to ‘Building Site Simulator’ of course.

  11. apa says:

    They made it before the end of Movember! :{)

  12. Jimbo says:

    My head :(

  13. Horg says:

    My cat needs moar hair.

    Poor little guy is still part bald from surgery shavings, and winter is coming…….

  14. TychoCelchuuu says:

    Honestly that actually looks pretty cool.

  15. Rizlar says:

    Looks like the dog’s bollocks… no wait, that’s just the image at the top.

  16. mickygor says:

    Whatever farmyard animal of Modern Warfare, Lana. Shut up!

  17. Turkey says:

    Can it simulate the fur of a dire wolf or a dire badger, though?

  18. Muzman says:

    Idle Thumbs last ep got sidetracked badly making fun of the graphics whoriness of sweaty basketball players and BS physics. And now I guess they’ve got some new frippery to make fun of…

  19. strangeloup says:

    Pff, you say there’s no pun, when you clearly could have referred to them as FurTech’s Shaders.

  20. SuicideKing says:




  21. CookPassBabtridge says:

    DLC unlockable merkins for your scantily clad female MP avatar

    They could call it The CODpiece

  22. Arglebargle says:

    Statistically, poodles are one of the dog breeds most likely to bite you. With that picture, we can see why….

  23. Darth Gangrel says:

    “If you could make one thing hairier, what would it be?” Hmmm, I don’t know. Perhaps make Harry Styles from One Direction so much hairier that people would call him Hairy Styles.

  24. tumbleworld says:

    If you have to get people excited about how fluffy a dog is, you may be doing your military first-person shooter wrong…

  25. CappinCrunk says:

    Looks like it runs great when there’s only the PhysX simulated models on the screen right? Well it runs like garbage in the middle of the rest of the game..

    Until they can properly train people how to implement it I can’t rely on these features anymore. Very few PhysX enabled titles run smoothly, regardless of your computer specs.

    I got 2 Titans in SLI that I’ve been running for a while and I even got a 650ti as a dedicated PhysX processor and still no luck with CoD:Ghosts or Borderlands 2. Batman games run perfect, Hawken runs perfect, The Bureau: Xcom Declassified runs mediocre (better with the dedicated PhysX card).. I’m probably missing a couple but you get the idea.

    My computer is running at 4.8Ghz on a 6-core so no bottleneck..

    I’d love to see this technology working smoothly. Borderlands 2 looks incredible with these effects but unless you’re alright with 25fps in heavy action then I consider it broken.