Call of Duty: WWII ESRB Rating Description released


ESRB Rating Board has officially posted the rating description for Call of Duty: WWII ahead of the game’s launch on November 3. The description provides a glimpse into how gory the game will in fact be. As expected, the title is rated MATURE (17+).

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.


  • Former

    This is newsworthy?

    • Elite Predator

      Um, yeah? It sounds exciting and it shows they certainly aren’t holding back to appeal kids when they ask their parents. Finally, a mature and gritty Call Of Duty title. This means Treyarch has to match up to this title. I really like where Activision is taking Call Of Duty

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    • The Gaming Revolution

      I’m excited to see an nazi enemy scary enough that they warrant committing suicide to avoid being captured, that being in campaign alone is newsworthy

  • ToonToons22

    There is actually going to be dismemberment in this game? Apart from the arm getting shot off in CoD4 and a couple of moments from AW and IW, dismemberment was normally a part of Treyarch games like World at War. The whole “enemy soldiers shooting themselves to avoid capture” actually makes the campaign sound like a step above World at War’s.