Parents’ Guide: Call of Duty WWII (PEGI 18+)

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Call of Duty: WWII is a first-person shooting game. The fourteenth in the popular series and was released on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It’s set during World War II, following battles on the Western Front. This mainly the historical events of the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. Along with the story campaign there is a popular online multiplayer mode where players fight and talk to each other.

In the UK, PEGI rated Call of Duty WWII suitable for 18+ with Bad Language and Violence descriptors, because it contains “extreme violence, violence towards defenceless people [and] strong language”. The VSC expanded on this by stating that it “contains depictions of battlefield injuries such as decapitation, dismemberment and mutilation. There is also the use of the sexual expletive ‘fuck’ and derivations of the word.”

Parental Control Settings 

In the graphics settings on PC you can toggle blood off, but this option isn’t available on Xbox One or PS4.

You can control the use of microphone communication with other players in the parental controls settings of your console. In the audio settings you can turn off Battle chatter.

On PS4, select  Settings >  Parental Controls > Sub Account Management. Then under Chat/Message, select Block to prevent all voice chat. You can also mute other players in the PS4 game by bringing the scoreboard up and pressing Square.

On XBox One, select Settings > Privacy & Online Safety > Custom > Communicate with Voice and Text. Then you can select Friendsor Private to disable it.

Younger Alternatives

You can consider the following alternatives for younger players. These are no less exciting or exuberant but they dial down the violence with content appropriate to youngsters.

  • Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PEGI 7+)
  • Splatoon 2 (PEGI 7+)
  • Roblox (PEGI 7+)
  • Overwatch (PEGI 12+)
  • Fortnite (PEGI 12+)
  • Starwars Battlefront II (PEGI 16+)

That’s my guide to Call of Duty WWII. I hope you found it useful. If you have questions about this game, suggestions for other games you’d like me to cover, or just want to chat about Call of Duty do pop a comment on this post.

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  • Alastair Jones
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    Thanks very much for this. I think it can only be helpful to have more conversations between parents and children about gaming and what is appropriate.

    My 14yr old plays TF2 and my 17yr old plays Overwatch and they are very action packed.

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