Call of Duty WWII Will Have Female Multiplayer Characters
Ron Perillo / 3 weeks ago
Sledgehammer Games has revealed last week during the livestream announcement for Call of Duty: WW2 that they will feature a more diverse cast of characters than its previous installments, reflective of the worldwide nature of the event. Previous installments have just been about American, English and Russian stories and Sledgehammer does not seem to want to tell the same stories repeatedly, although as the promotional photos show, they will however, revisit the Normandy landings again. Call of Duty 1 and Call of Duty 2 both had Normandy missions.
According to Sledgehammer Games’ chief Michael Condrey,
“The Allied force was a global force, the German force, the Axis force, was more than just the Nazis. It was Germans as well as other nations involved. And so it was important for us to not… this isn’t an American war, this isn’t a story of an American squad – this is a global cast and so you’ll see some really powerful performances on both sides of the war.”
Featuring a Diverse Cast Including Females
The promotional artwork reveal 1st infantry soldiers but there were also several women, and children. Condrey even elaborated further, noting that various stories that will be in the game:
- A German family with two sisters.
- There is a British Officer named Crowley.
- An African-American officer named Cormack from a different regiment will also be represented.
- The French Resistance will have a female character called Rousseau.
These characters are all involved in the campaign mode.
As for the diversity in multiplayer mode, it will be reflected as well. This includes playable female characters as confirmed by Condrey himself on Twitter:
As you might have guessed, while some were happy to hear the news, some were also incensed at the “inaccuracy” of incorporating female fighters in the game. Despite the fact there were indeed women in combat. For example 20% of the French Resistance fighters were women. Russia also mobilized their several hundred-thousand strong female forces without hesitation. Even early on in the war including snipers and bomber pilots.