Some Feel Female ‘Call Of Duty’ Avatars Opens Door To Online Abuse

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – One of the most popular video game franchises in America now includes female soldiers for the first time.

The latest installment of “Call of Duty” has sold more than a billion copies to retail stores in just a week. The game has been around for about 10 years and always featured only male avatars. But some say what might look like a good thing for women may actually be opening the door to online abuse.

Self-described girl gamer Margaret Moore has been playing online games for years. After hearing of “Call of Duty’s” introduction of female characters, she wondered how they’d be portrayed.

“In games most females don’t wear clothes,” she said men and boys would say.

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She also wondered about the reaction among the game’s dominant male base.

“That was my big worry.”

Seeing that the female avatars are dressed similarly…

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