Call of Duty Ghosts 2 will be launching in a number of different regions and the rating it will receive across different regions will vary depending on the ratings boards within each area. We’ll be going into detail about the different age ratings expected for Call of Duty Ghosts 2. If you’re hoping to purchase Call of Duty Ghosts 2 as a gift for your child or another family member or friend, hopefully this guide will help you to make an informed decision about the content expected in the game.
Please note that this information is based upon the original Call of Duty Ghosts game – the content in the sequel will differ so there is a chance that the ratings could also be different.
North America Rating and Release
In North America, the original Call of Duty Ghosts game launched on November 15 for PS4 and November 22 for Xbox One. The exact release for the new COD Ghosts 2 is currently unknown but it’s likely to hit a little earlier than other regions, including Europe. If an exclusivity deal is made then it’s possible that the game could make it’s way a week earlier to either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One too. Most likely the Xbox One version will be tied to an exclusivity deal.
The original Call of Duty Ghosts game had a mature rating and we’d expect the new COD Ghosts 2 to share the same rating in North America. This will mean the game is designed for players aged 17 or over and anybody under this age may not be able to purchase the game in-store. Mature games can contain blood, violence, swearing and other adult content.
Europe and UK Rating and Release
In Europe the original Call of Duty Ghosts game was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 29. An exclusivity deal allowed Xbox One players to play a little earlier than PlayStation 4 players, however. Whilst the exact release date for the COD Ghosts sequel hasn’t been confirmed, it is possible that the European and UK release will be roughly one week after the North American release.
The Europe version of Call of Duty Ghosts 2 will most likely get a 16+ PEGI rating – this means the game will be suitable for those 16 or over and only those over this age will be able to purchase the game in-store. With this being said, if you’re comfortable with your child seeing 16+ rated content, it is legal to purchase the PEGI rated game for your child.
In Germany, a different ratings board will most likely rate the game as an 18+ title under the USK rating board.
In Australia, the Australian Classification Board (ACB) will most likely rate the new COD Ghosts title as MA15+ – this is designed as a mature rating but those over 15 are legally able to purchase the game.