Call of Duty: Ghosts female soldiers join the ranks in online multiplayer

Yesterday, Activision and Infinity Ward showed off some new features that would be coming to the online multiplayer segment of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The obvious elements were shown off in the teaser video, with huge explosions and all the cool weaponry that you could possibly want. However, a surprising new element has been added to the game for the first time.

Toward the end of the trailer, Activision and Infinity Ward reveal a female soldier taking down enemy forces with a sniper rifle. Of course, we've seen female soldiers crop up every now and then in past shooter titles, but it seems this might be the first time that a female soldier will play a larger role in the game.

While this is just the multiplayer trailer, it's certainly possible that we could see female soldiers in a big way in the singleplayer campaign as well. However, we're not sure how gamers will be able to choose a female soldier in multiplayer, but it has been revealed that characters will be customizable. We're guessing we'll find out more information as we get closer to the release date of the game.

Call of Duty gamers have been requesting the addition of female soldiers for awhile now, with message boards going nuts over the supremacy of male characters in the game. Infinity Ward has noted a divide between casual and hardcore gamers. Casual gamers are more interested in who their character is, while hardcore gamers are merely focused on the competition. Surprisingly, Call of Duty has a majority amount of casual gamers, according to the developer.

Call of Duty: Ghosts also adds the addition of combat dogs, which we've already seen demonstrated in the recent past. The dogs will help soldiers take down enemies and provide an advantage when sneaking up on them. The dogs are also decked in all sorts of high-tech gear to help the player take down various bogies.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on November 5 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, with next-gen consoles also getting the game at launch.

VIA: LA Times