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Battlefield 1: No playable female soldiers in multiplayer. Campaign only.

GinoFelino

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From a new interview with Eurogamer:

You've been great about diversity. There will be female soldiers.

- We revealed the female soldier you'll get to play as part of the campaign. For us, we wanted to stick to authenticity but also do it in a respectful way and an inclusive way, where we portray the different armies - not always as it was, but to portray the multitude of soldiers that fought within the different armies, showing this war in a modern way as part of what DICE believes and what Battlefield believes.

Can you choose a female soldier in multiplayer?

- No, not in multiplayer. Just in single-player.
Weird distinction to make, given their answer to the diversity/authenticity question. Also slightly disappointing after the character roster for shooters like Battlefront and Black Ops 3.

Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-13-battlefield-1-preview
 

The Flash

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Well women didn't really fight in the front lines so it makes sense from a historical standpoint though I'm sure there are some notable exceptions
 

mcrommert

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Its almost like they are trying to be historically accurate

I'm sure someone will find a reason to be offended even though women didn't fight on the front lines in WW1. And yes I know this is an alternate reality version of WW1 but still.
Its not though
 

Lime

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What will single player be? An actual campaign? Or just bots in multiplayer?

oh stop, it's fine to want to have more and better representation in general, don't try to dismiss it with posts like that.
 

Nairume

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I'm sure someone will find a reason to be offended even though women didn't fight on the front lines in WW1. And yes I know this is an alternate reality version of WW1 but still.
I mean

Yeah, if they are doing the alternate thing and are already having women being playable in the campaign mode, there's really no good excuse here.
 

Anton Sugar

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Its almost like they are trying to be historically accurate
This is the easiest answer, but consider that "realism" is not at the top of DICE's priority list when it comes to Battlefield games. I wouldn't describe ANY Battlefield game as realistic, including Battlefield 1.

Maybe "authentic" is a better word?
 

ScherzoPrime

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I think it makes sense, given how drafting/enlisting worked back then. I'm glad they have a female soldier in the campaign at least.

So silly, especially if they have the character models already done for a SP campaign. Just add a flip switch on the MP side. Jeesh
It's almost assuredly only the Bedoiun female warrior. I'm pretty sure the Western front will be a complete Sausage fest.
 
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Its almost like they are trying to be historically accurate



Its not though
Apparently the game includes prototype weapons that were not actually used in World War 1, so I don't think they are going for historical accuracy.

I actually expected it to be the other way around, where you would have the option in multiplayer but not in single player to choose your player character.
 

Oynox

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They should have included the female soldier in multiplayer and not in single player. Multiplayer did not seem to be very historically accurate anyways, chances are that they could do this with the sp.
 

Quonny

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I mean, let's be honest. They just don't want to make two of every uniform model.
 

Kinsei

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That's odd. I could understand if female soldiers weren't in the campaign, but there are.
 

Fitts

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This is easily fixed. Just remove the medic class and put a nurse class in its place.
 

Coffinhal

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Whether or not they were commonplace, the fact they are in the campaign but not MP is bizarre.
Not necessarily. The campaign focuses on people that had a singular role in the war. The multiplayer focuses on the random soldiers.

They could have made random women in the MP though, like 1/10th of the team is made of women when you spawn. Or if you're a medic you're a nurse.
 

DrArchon

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That's odd. I mean, I get that their weren't that many, but you'd figure that if they have playable women in one mode that they might as well have them in multiplayer as well.
 

ScherzoPrime

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Granted there were very few but not having the option to be a female Russian sniper (which they often were) in multiplayer is weird.
I remember Call of Duty: Finest Hour had a Female Russian Sniper as part of the campaign.

Anyways to me this is a bit of non-controversy; WWI, as I said before, was a complete sausagefest, as most wars in developed nations generally have been.