Call of Duty series

A feminine figure has a gun over her shoulder and is surrounded by fire and smoke.
  • Developer: Infinity Ward Treyarch Sledgehammer Games
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Year: 2003 – 2017
  • Genre: Shooter
  • Platform/s: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, more

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has a 'gender-neutral' script written for the player-character, regardless of whether the player selects a man or a woman as their player-character. However, in practice, this gender-neutral script is clearly written with a male player-character in mind, which is indicated by pronoun errors and strange language choices. These are outlined in this Forbes article.

One of the consequences of this script is that a female player-character appears to be attracted to Rachel Kane. However, because this same-gender attracted is a result of lazy writing, rather than a deliberate choice, it is problematic in its portrayal.

Call of Duty: WWII allows players to select LGBT-themed 'calling cards', including rainbow pride flags, and flags featuring bisexual, asexual, and trans colours.