Call of Duty: WWII
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Call of Duty: WWII Beta Access
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About Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty returns to its roots with a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history's most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.
Call of Duty: WWII creates the definitive World War II next-generation experience across three different game modes:
The Definitive World War II Campaign
Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty, intense journey through the battlegrounds of war. The campaign features bold, lifelike visuals with the kind of blockbuster cinematic authenticity that only Call of Duty can deliver.
Boots on the Ground Multiplayer
Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer engages players in grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II's most iconic locations. Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community.
Call of Duty: WWII's co-operative mode unleashes a new and original story. Play with your friends in this next-level standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
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Return of the Classic Formula
Finally, after a nine-year hiatus, Call of Duty is returning home to the WWII setting. It's a sweet relief that the days of Call of Duty trying to copy Halo are done with this installment. With the Exo movement system, over-the-top cosmetics, and trendy player emotes being completely thrown out, Call of Duty can finally reclaim its previous mantle as a top-tier historic shooter. Fans of the older titles can finally rejoice (myself included) as Call of Duty: WWII finally brings back boots-on-the-ground combat. Since Call of Duty's stint in the Sci-Fi era, I have constantly found myself returning to older titles as their tone and gameplay felt more in tune with what I believe Call of Duty should be. If you're like me and have been waiting for the old school Call of Duty to return, then this is the Call of Duty title for you. Depending on the leveling system I might just try and go for 10th prestige yet again.
As a Texas native, when Sledgehammer Games announced that you would be taking on the persona of another Texan, I was hooked. Needless to say, Call of Duty's campaigns have always been a welcomed treat and are a major reason why I continually purchase these yearly releases. For most of the Call of Duty series, the campaigns have told a dramatic, high-action, powerful story surrounding the world's most elite soldiers. (We can just skip Black Ops 3 campaign and never talk about it again.)
However, Sledgehammer Games has promised that this campaign will be like no other. Powerful stories from both sides of the conflict will intertwine showing the impactful scars the war leaves on both sides. The first confirmed character for these side stories will be involved with the French resistance as a freedom fighter fighting against the tyranny of the Third Reich. With promises of large campaign set pieces and captivating stories, the Call of Duty: WWII campaign will be the highlight of my midnight playthrough.
War Breeds Innovation
Call of Duty: WWII isn't completely riding on nostalgia, as the game incorporates a brand new social hub never before seen in the franchise. Sledgehammer has taken a page from Bungie Studios and their most recent IP Destiny in creating a social hub for Call of Duty players. Personally, Destiny's social space was very underwhelming to me; however, I am optimistic about how this will play out in COD. The ability to walk around from a third-person viewpoint hasn't been revisited since Modern Warfare 2, so I am excited to see how Sledgehammer will incorporate this feature in World War II.
On top of the new social space, Call of Duty is reintroducing the old game mode War, but with a new twist. Gone is the tug-of-war style gameplay from Call of Duty: World at War, replaced by a series-first, narrative-driven objective game type, essentially mimicking what Battlefield 1 did with operations, but on a smaller scale. It will be very interesting to see Call of Duty's take on this mode. The fact remains, however, that game mode War was my favorite game mode in the entire franchise so I am super stoked to see its return. Alongside the standard multiplayer game modes, I am eager to see what other surprises Sledgehammer has in store.
Gruesome New Zombies
Shall I say more? This newest campaign looks like an absolute thrill. With the recent trailer drop during San Diego Comic Con, Sledgehammer is going for a darker spin on the series staple mode. As an exclusive Treyarch zombie fan, most zombie renditions from other developers since then haven't held my interest due to the maps being overcomplicated or not having the same charm as the originals. However, with this new emphasis on horror, I plan on giving it another go with long playthroughs, trying to survive as long as possible. Like every zombies edition, it will include a brand new all-star cast of characters with a deep story that's slowly unveiled with each map release. With more information coming down the pipeline I can't wait to see what gameplay changes Sledgehammer will introduce in this new twist on the Nazi zombies formula.
Call of Duty: WWII brings together the whole package of a triple A experience with a robust multiplayer, cinematic single player, and the fan favorite zombie mode. This is not a title you want to miss out on this fall. Remember to pre-order Call of Duty: WWII to get early access to the multiplayer beta starting on August 25 for PlayStation 4. Gamers Club Unlocked members also get a 20% discount on every game, so don't miss out on those discounts.