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Announcing Call of Duty: WWII

The first intel drop for Call of Duty: WWII reveals details about the campaign and more.

By Kevin Kelly on April 26, 2017 Editorial Manager
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‎26-04-2017 10:02 AM
‎26-04-2017 10:02 AM

Today, Activision and Sledgehammer Games provided the first glimpse of the title that’s taking Call of Duty back to its roots - Call of Duty: WWII. We’re talking boots- on- the- ground gameplay delivering a visceral and immersive gameplay experience unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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In addition to watching the worldwide reveal stream today, we also met with Sledgehammer Games Co-Founders and Studio Heads, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield for added insights on what’s to come in the new game.  They explained to us that Call of Duty: WWII is a very personal journey for the team, as they have been hard at work on this project for the last two and a half years. “This is based on one of the most monumental moments in human history, and we get to honor and respect that global sacrifice, to honor the men and women who fought for freedom on all fronts, on a global scale,” said Condrey.

Schofield added that the team named the main character after his father, who passed away during production. “The story Call of Duty: WWII follows a global and diverse cast, but for me it honors my father Ronald “Red” Daniels and his squad, and not just what they went through from a global perspective, but what they went through personally.  We like to tell a story within a story, and this is no different.”

Both Condrey and Schofield underscored the fact that Call of Duty: WWII is about a squad’s remarkable journey of personal growth and heroism across Europe in World War II, and is a story about common men and women doing uncommon things to preserve freedom.
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Welcome to the Fighting First
No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty first!

Call of Duty: WWII focuses on the actions of a squad from 1944 to 1945, but will also touch on events from 1940 to 1944 to help set the stage for the narrative and establish the characters. It takes place in the European theater of conflict, at a time when the Allied forces were finally starting to gather strength on their march into Germany. You and your squad will fight your way through occupied France, Belgium, and across the Rhine into Germany.

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The Front Lines and Beyond

Highlighting the diverse ensemble cast, players will also encounter the French resistance movement, featuring strong and vibrant characters who were fighting for their homeland even after all seemed lost. The game takes players from the beaches of Normandy to the liberation of Paris and beyond, across a variety of heart-racing engagements and epic battles.  

To complement today’s gameplay reveal trailer and touch on more of the action that is coming in Call of Duty: WWII, here’s a few insights on two of the missions from the Campaign:

  • Hürtgen Forest: An old-growth forest on the German border where Allied forces engage in devastating encounters. In the heat of battle, the German Army uses tree burst bombs that detonate at treetop level, showering soldiers with wooden shrapnel. When your unit is zeroed-in-on by hostile artillery, the forest explodes around you as debris rains down.
  • Normandy: From inside a Higgins landing boat, your squad will storm Omaha Beach in a visceral audiovisual experience unlike any D-Day landing experienced in a game to date. You and your fellow soldiers must overcome the enemy defenses to serve as the tip of the spear for the Allied invasion.

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Multiplayer

There will be a Multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: WWII at E3, which will take place in Los Angeles from June 13-15. You won’t want to miss it.

Multiplayer elements coming to Call of Duty: WWII include:

  • War: This narrative-driven mode brings a gripping new layer of excitement to Axis vs. Allies team play.
  • Divisions: A new approach to Create-a-Class and character customization as you enlist in a division and progress through the ranks.
  • Headquarters: A brand-new, social feature for Call of Duty, where you rally and interact with your fellow soldiers.

Call of Duty: WWII will be released on November 3, 2017. Pre-orders at participating retailers include access to the Private Beta, available first on the PlayStation4, scheduled for later this year.

For more intel about Call of Duty: WWII, visit CallofDuty.com/WWII and follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter.

13 Comments

What kind of PC will this be? Dedicated servers like it used to be?

How about coming up with a fix for the disc read error from the new dlc. Sucks that I pay for the deluxe addition and can't even play the new maps or zombies. 

chris9465
Level 1

This is such a farce "going back to our roots" Is just another way of saying; "we're too lazy, lack imagination, creativity, and intelligence, to create something different"; like maybe Korea and Vietnam, the endless proxy wars between Russia and America from 1947-1991.

 

Instead, we get another cookie cutter, WW2 game with a new coat of paint, increased pixels and frame rates. How it looks is meaningless when its the same plot same location same story.

 

WW2 is the most over done genre in the history of gaming. I will never buy or play another WW2 game ever again.

 

Just plain laziness from Activision

raptoregg
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 Awesome ,I'm very Very happy , thank u guys to bring back WW2 , forget the robots and the future *****s, I hope I can play in the Ardennes in belgium , u guys have to put Bastogne in the game, foxholes ,the forest , this game is what we were waiting for Smiley Tongue and u guys should use music in the game like for example Andrew sisters, believe me it's gonna give a perfect retro feeling like if we go back in time. And I think M1 and M1 carbine can't be missed from the game. Look what I found with my metal detector 2 years ago in the forest in the Ardennes! M1 garand bullet and M1 carbine full clip. A real soldier load it 70 years ago during the war and dropped it in the forest. I was really happy when I saw u guys visit the National museum Of Military history in Luxemburg ,I was there too and the villages, the roads and the place is like time stopped in the 40's.

OC768
Level 1
Just out of curiosity I pulled my Dad's files which included his discharge from WW2. Apparently he like thousands of others participated in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland & Central Europe. If he were alive he would be ninety-six as of his last birthday. As I understand it we are loosing hundreds of these "The Greatest Generation" daily. In my youth I would ask him to talk with me about the war and his experiences but he would only smile and change the subject! Other than the detailed records of his assignments provided by DOD, I have very little information about his experiences which I regret. I'm sixty-six and yes most of you will probably wipe me off the map like a wet mop but hopefully the game will be well designed and accuracy of story line and weapons (you know you hit what you aim at) without code exceptions. Many of you will have parents are grandparents who served in this global campaign too so "Thanks to All" who served. Best Regards

Been a Call of Duty Fan for quite sometimes now. I remember back when i was real young when my dad had to upgrade a old 2001 Dell desktop PC, Which he had no idea how to. just so i could play the old call of duty i came to love which was all War and Boots on the ground! but sure was the connection we had so im glade to see that Call of Duty is finally going back! 

ItsKapow
Level 1

Giggity!

Bluehoddie
Level 1

so i preorderd this and was wondering when the beta will be if you can say that

JUST WROTE A FULL ARTICLE FROM THE CALL OF DUTY OFFICIAL ONLINE CLUB HERE RE WWII SUPPORTING THESE GUYS, THEN WHEN I SUBMITTED IT WAS TRASHED.  THE FRANCHISE WENT WRONG WHEN IT INTRODUCED THE EXO SUIT IN AW.  MANY PLAYERS THAT FELL AWAY THEN WOULD NEVER HAVE IF THEY HAD LEFT THE CLASSIC MODES IN THE GAME.  THEY WERE AT FIRST, THEN  TAKEN OUT INFURIATING MANY PEOPLE.  AND THEN THEY CONTINUED THE BLUNDER WITH IW AND MORE RAY-GUNS.  THE STORY WAS THE MLG GUYS WANTED THE EXO CRAP.  WELL THE MANY FINE CREATORS OF OUR SPORT FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT THE 99% THAT PLAY FOR FUN ARE 99% OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.  

 

DenboSR
Level 3
I'm glad you are finally getting rid of the friggin' jumping around crap! Next get rid of the quick sniping too.  You should have measured reaction and aiming times from real soldiers who carry real weapons to make it more realistic in the game. Millisecond sniping with dead eye accuracy just doesn't happen in the real world. You want a good game? Fix the cheating that goes on. Or don't even box this one. Tell me something isn't going on when one or two guys have score with 54 kids and 4 deaths? I just quit out of CODIW because one guy half way through was at 21 kids and I death.  Not cheating? then tell me how he does it. 
Jawbone68
Level 1

I never thought call of duty made a downpoint except advanced warfare but ww2 AGAIN I love that infinity ward and Activision have started over all the way back to ww2. Good job guys!

weazy713
Level 1

When will the beta access be available 

When do the beta drop for xbox one