The lead community manager of EA DICE has revealed that Battlefield 2042 specialist Emma ‘Sundance’ Rosier is the series’ first non-binary character, and will use the pronouns they/them.
Sundance is an Assault Specialist armed with Smart Explosives and is also handy with a Wingsuit, which is used for fast entry on objectives and tactical situations. While Emma was announced last week, it’s only now we’ve learned that they’re non-binary.
The character was confirmed as such by Adam Freeman on Twitter, who replied to a fan asking if Sundance was non-binary — Freeman revealed this is indeed the case.
In addition to representing the LGBTQ community, the character of Sundance is also Black, and fans have been quick to praise DICE’s efforts for getting Emma’s hair right — something which doesn’t always go according to plan in video games.
Battlefield 2042 is pencilled in for a PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xboxz One launch on November 19, 2021.