Are you non-binary? Have you always dreamt that, one day, you could serve Ronald Reagan and join the American military-industrial complex and carry out war crimes?
If that sounds pretty neat to you, then now’s your chance. In Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players now have the option to – in a first for the series’ single-player mode – choose their gender, which includes a non-binary option.
It comes after early reveals of the video game in August by publisher giant Activision revealed that users eager to play as imperialist war-hungry killers could list their custom character’s gender as male, female, or, er, “classified”.
The move sparked a grab bag of reaction from LGBT+ gamers, who wondered why Black Ops couldn’t just provide a dedicated non-binary option.