‘World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’ will not use gendered language in its character generator
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight joins the ranks of games with more inclusive character generators. Both wowhead and Polygon note that the new alpha version of the expansion removed gendered language from its character creator. Instead of the male and female options you frequently see in these tools, they are now split into respective “Body 1” and “Body 2” sections. While they effectively offer the same features as before, you can now create a gender-nonconforming adventurer without any awkward wording.
wowhead also found code suggesting that you could choose the pronouns he/him, she/her, and they/them in a future release, which might help other players address your character accordingly. Game director Ion Hazzikostas also suggested in an interview that there might be a way to choose your character’s voice at some point, though the most recent alpha version hinted at this potential feature.
The changes might not be as significant as you would like. You can’t have facial hair and boobs on the same character in the alpha, for example. However, it could World of Warcraft more appealing if you’re not binary, transgender, or don’t fit conventional gender representations perfectly.
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