When thinking of an average gamer people would usually think of a somewhat sloppy person, a bit overweight, and maybe a bit anti social. Female gamers do live amongst us and are not to be underestimated. They are all about proving a point that they can be just as good as the guys. Call of duty knows this and it seems like they want to increase their female fan base by adding female characters. In shooting games 9 times out of 10 you are playing a male character. Not that people thought it mattered but when they take shots they would make grunts and the man characters do comunicate with other players and to the user. Female gamers have played as male characters all their lives and Call of duty has decided to make the first move creating female characters which may make it a game changeer.
Call of duty is pretty much the first game that allows people to pick female characters without them having them some kind of attribute or special ability. It is during the zombie modes where characters can play the females and unfortunately it is picked randomly. On call of duty black ops one the actress that played Buffy the vampire slayer was made available for everyone to play as. Picking her showed how much different it is playing as a female character because she is always talking about her nails and make up every time she got hit by a zombie. It can get really annoying after a couple rounds.
Now is having female characters in a positive or negative? Since players can not really choose to be a male or female character does it make this whole thing pointless? Being a player of call of duty i prefer being a male character because the female characters annoy me because how how they complain about their make up and things like that. I havent gotten an females opinion on female characters in shooter games because female gamers are a little hard to find and i am sure a female gamer using a female character is also rare because their chances of that are 1 out of 4. At least call of duty has brought female characters to light. Maybe in the future gamers will actually be able to pick female characters or maybe just have an all female game.