With its strong emphasis on historic authenticity, some fans have worried that Call of Duty: WWII will regress from the trends of more recent Call of Duty games which put a greater emphasis on gender diversity.
However, Sledgehammer Games recently confirmed that the title’s multiplayer component will feature both male and female avatars for players to choose from, ensuring that female gamers aren’t left out in the cold (at least as far as multiplayer is concerned).
Sledgehammer co-head Michael Condrey recently responded to a fan inquiry on Twitter, confirming that Call of Duty: WWII will include multiplayer avatars of both genders.
Whether players will be able to create and customize their own avatars or whether they’ll play as established characters like in Black Ops 3 remains to be seen, but it’s nice to hear that Sledgehammer is willing to bend the rules of historic accuracy just a little bit when it comes to multiplayer.
Evidence also seems to suggest that one of the playable protagonists for Call of Duty: WWII’s story campaign could be the female French resistance leader known as Rousseau. Sledgehammer has said that Rousseau will make an appearance, but it hasn’t yet confirmed whether players will control her directly. We also still don’t know who players will be controlling in the game’s co-op Zombies mode.