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Call of Duty: WWII – Everything We Know So Far

Call of Duty WW2 was recently announced and COD fans all over the globe can’t wait to get their boots back on the ground and tackle one of the largest and most horrific wars to affect our world. Sledgehammer Games and Activision are at the helm of Call of Duty WW2 and with little bits of information scattered all over the internet, we thought it would be a good idea to scoop them all up and deliver them to you in one bite-sized chunk. Here’s everything we know so far about Call of Duty WW2.

Releasing This Year

Slotted to release on November 3rd, Call of Duty WW2 sets to continue the franchise’s yearly delivery and looks to promise a truly harrowing experience through World War 2.

Not only is Call of Duty WW2 releasing this year, but we will be receiving a beta sometime before release! Players who pre-order a copy, either digitally or physically, will get their hands on the Private Multiplayer Beta for, at a minimum, 3 days, which means it could be over a long weekend (we might feel a bit “sick” that Friday or Monday) or over an entire week.

Any PlayStation players out there will be thrilled to hear they’ll receive the beta first. What’s exactly in this beta, we’re not too sure. Thankfully, more information will be provided at E3 – that’s (gasp) next month!

Defeat the Nazis

Call of Duty WW2 takes us back into the familiar territory of a Nazi-controlled Germany, but this time we’ll be playing as Private Roland “Red” Daniels, a farm boy from Texas who has managed to join the US 1st Infantry Division, or as they like to be known, the “Bloody 1st”.

The campaign will take you from the sand and grit of Omaha Beach through the Hürtgen Forest, a forest lined with tree burst bombs, and into the French resistance. There are rumors around that one section of the campaign will have you playing as a woman in the resistance. Playing a campaign from multiple perspectives is a treat, as it helps to build the narrative and creates more moments of shock and awe.

No More Jetpacks in Multiplayer

Call of Duty WW2 is returning to its roots in what is being touted as “boots on the ground multiplayer”, where players will have their toes firmly planted in the dirt and muck. We love the fast-paced nature and verticality of the recent Call of Duty titles, but we’re just as excited to go back in time and revisit some classic Call of Duty styles.

The multiplayer Private Beta that is taking place later this year will be the first hands-on experience a lot of players get, and we’re certain it’s going to be amazing. Some fans on Twitter are already reaching out to developers, with one user asking about the appearance of female characters. Michael Condrey, the chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games responded in the affirmative, there would be female characters in multiplayer!

Kill the Nazi Zombies

Call of Duty COD WW2 Zombies.

Credit: Activision/Sledgehammer

After you’ve finished violently removing the Nazi’s from Germany, you will need to use all the skills you’ve learned to fight them again! Call of Duty WW2 is bringing back the series’ iconic Nazi Zombies, which we haven’t seen in far too long.

There is little information available, but at the moment all that’s been revealed is that the Nazi Zombie mode in Call of Duty WW2 is “an entirely new story and a pretty horrifying experience,” and the story will tell “the story of the Third Reich’s desperate attempt to create an army in the final stages of the war.”

It’s exciting to see the Nazi Zombie gametype evolve from a pure survival mode to including an immersive narrative that borrows from history and creates an alternate reality story. We can’t wait to see what horrors await us in Call of Duty WW2’s new zombie mode!

Call of Duty WW2 is releasing November 3rd, which can’t come soon enough. Thankfully, between now and then there will be reveals at E3 and the multiplayer Private Beta for players who pre-order. What are you most excited for in Call of Duty WW2?