In response to a post on Reddit, Infinity Ward’s Communications Manager has confirmed the prospect of female character models in Modern Warfare Multiplayer.
Modern Warfare Female Soldiers
The original post questioned whether or not Activision and Infinity Ward will implement female soldiers into MP. Ashton Williams has since commented on the matter confirming they will.Card
This means players will have the option to play as a female soldier in the upcoming game.
This is not the only instance where females will be included in Modern Warfare. In fact, a recent post from the Los Angeles Times confirms the Campaign features a female Middle Eastern soldier’s POV.
Female characters were not available in previous games within the Modern Warfare series. However, while the upcoming title is a reboot rather than an identical remaster, they can be added in.
This news does not come as surprise, while it is not the first time female characters have been included within the Call of Duty franchise. Raven Software added female soldiers to COD 4 Remastered as part of a free December update. Additionally, Treyarch released female characters within Black Ops 3 – allowing players to choose the gender of their character in the single-player campaign. Other COD games have also since followed suit.
Back in May, in a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki mentioned that is was the “right time” for a female protagonist to be included within Call of Duty. Like Battlefield V, it appears as though the upcoming iteration of the franchise will have an emphasis on female soldiers.
Battlefield V “Historical Inaccuracy” Scrutiny
EA DICE was tackling scrutiny from critics and fans last year, following the reveal of their latest Battlefield installment. Fans of the franchise claimed that featuring a female protagonist was historically inaccurate. The female character was also included on the front cover of the game. It’s believed that the backlash led to fewer purchases of the title, despite EA DICE still generating over a whopping 7 million sales.