Call of Duty: WWII Includes Gore and Intense Violence, Revealed by the ESRB

Call of Duty: WWII for PS4, Xbox one, and PC isn't for the faint of heart, if its rating published by the ESRB is any indication.

on October 2, 2017 10:47 AM

Call of Duty: WWII is coming soon, and today the Entertainment Software Rating Board published its rating for the game, which is a rather predictable “M for Mature.”

That being said, World War II was no walk in the park, and the good folks at Sledgehammer Games appear to have dialed up the violence a notch to depict the unforgiving nature of one of the worst conflict of the history of humanity.

The descriptors shared in addition to the rating are Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language.

According to the rating summary, which you can read in full below, some weapon attacks result in decapitation or dismemberment, leaving the ground decorated by blood stains and body parts. That’s pretty gruesome, but rather appropriate to the setting.

You can read the full description below, keeping in mind that it includes some very mild spoilers on the story, as it’s usual with ESRB ratings.

“This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of an American soldier through the Allied campaign in Europe during WWII. Players use machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers; some weapon attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment, leaving bloodstains and body parts on the ground. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large explosions. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence: a prisoner shot in the head at close-range; enemy soldiers shooting themselves to avoid capture. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.”

Incidentally, the PC beta of the game ends today, and you can also give a look on the custom PS4 dedicated to the game that will be released in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Call of Duty: WWII will also release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 3rd.

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