At E3 2017 the first Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer game is revealed by Activision and Sledgehammer Games. The footage offers fans their first look at playable female soldiers as well as playable African-American Infantry.
Sledgehammer Games has previously defended its decision to include playable women in the game saying that Call of Duty: WW2‘s female soldiers are ‘historically accurate.’
Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer – Female Soldiers and African-American Infantry Revealed
In the debut Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer trailer, both female and African-American soldiers can be seen. Close to the beginning of the video, an African-American soldier can be seen bayonetting an enemy to death. Then, he deploys a flamethrower which appears to a scorestreak reward.
At around 50 seconds in, there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of a female soldier too (there’s a blurry screenshot here if you missed it). If you listen up at 1:24, a female soldier can also be heard yelling “cover me!”
Activision and Sledgehammer have been providing hands-on time with media and Call of Duty YouTubers and the video above from JackFrags is a fairly good, commentary-less watch. It features African-American soldiers and women right from the beginning and takes place in the new Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer game mode, War.
It seems that female soldiers will be playable both on the Allied and Axis sides, if voice lines spoken throughout the footage are to be believed. German and American female accents can be heard asking for cover fire, asking for ammunition etc.
Sledgehammer Games previously confirmed that the Call of Duty: WW2 story will feature playable female characters too and will also tackle racism and discrimination too, though the developer has yet to show any of this. There are still a few months to go until the game’s release, and private beta weekends are planned for August 25-28 (PS4-only) and September 1-4 (PS4 and Xbox One) so expect more information sooner rather than later.
Call of Duty: WW2 will be released on Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 3.
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