If you’re like me that steers clear of any plot points or details in single-player campaigns, then you might want to turn back now. Just know that there’s a scene in Call of Dut: WWII single-player that was changed for the Australian version of the game.
Now, for those still here, it seems Activision has asked the Classification Board of Australia to re-rate the game’s +R18 rating, which was still tagged as a +R18 game. So why the re-rate? Checking the Classification Board’s website, the difference between the two versions mention a “thread of sexual violence.”
According to the Classification Board, Activision submitted a modified version of COD: WWII, with the original containing , “a reference to sexual violence that is justified by context.” The scene that describes this can be read below.
In one section of the game, the player controls Rosseau, a female spy, as she infiltrates a German building. While inside, she witnesses a woman as she is dragged by a Nazi soldier into a closet, against her will, screaming, “You’re all pigs!”
Rosseau opes the closet door, as the soldier says, “Leave. This is none of your business.” The player is then given the option to kill the soldier or leave.
If the player chooses to leave, the player closes the door, as the soldier is heard unziping his fly and viewed advancing towards the woman. She screams, “Ah! Get away from me!” as Rosseau leaves.
It is implied that the soldier is going to sexually assault the woman, but at no time is the assault depicted.
Hot damn! It’s currently unknown whether other versions are also modified or not Hopefully, the scene above is tied into the campaign in a way that makes sense and not just for shock value.
Earlier today, we reported on a something less spoiler-ish but more dumbfounding. A man was arrested for stealing early copies of COD: WWII and trying to resell it. For multiplayer fans, check out this leaked list of game modes coming to the game at launch.
Source: Kotaku AU