‘World of Warcraft: Dragonflight’ does not use gender specific language in the character generator

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight joins the ranks of games with more inclusive character generators. Both wowhead and polygon note that the expansion’s new alpha release has removed gender-based language from the character’s creator. Instead of the male and female options often seen in these tools, they are now divided into “Body 1” and “Body 2” sections, respectively. While they basically offer the same features as before, you can now build a gender-matched adventurer without tricky wording.

wowhead also found code suggesting that in a future release you may choose the pronouns he/him, she/her and she/she, which might help other players address your character accordingly. Game director Ion Hazikostas also suggested in an interview that at some point there might be a way to choose your character’s voice, although the most recent alpha version drew references to that potential feature.

The changes may not be as drastic as you’d like. For example, you can’t have facial hair and breasts on the same character in the alpha. However, this could make World of Warcraft more attractive if you’re non-binary, transgender, or otherwise don’t fit neatly into conventional gender representations.

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