Call of Duty WWII Multiplayer has been officially revealed in a video that almost looks too good to be real gameplay footage. I'm not gonna lie, I honestly thought the trailer was for Campaign but it turns out this was the official Multiplayer reveal trailer. If you haven't seen it yet, or want to watch it again, here it is for your viewing pleasures.
This time around, the war is returning to boots on the ground. With the return of gritty strategic and brutal combat. Vehicles such as tanks return in the new game mode titled "War." It's a 6v6 mode that will have players fighting to complete specific objectives. Such as capturing territories, destroying artillery pieces, and more. You have a mission and it's your primary goal to complete it.
War Mode was detailed in the Facebook live stream as well as many other features. From what has been shown, it seems to be a pretty cool experience that will intrigue a lot of players. However it would have been cool to have it be 12v12 rather than 6v6. We'll see how it plays when everybody gets their hands on it and if it will be changed.
A new feature that has been talked about a lot is the new social experience, Headquarters. No, not the game mode from previous Call of Duty games. It's a new social hub where you can interact with other soldiers and serves as the new Multiplayer main menu.
Headquarters also was said to allow you to 1v1 other players in a pit. It sounds like a neat take on the classic 1v1 duels on Rust in Modern Warfare 2. Overall a new social feature is pretty risky but it could be a step towards uniting the Call of Duty community and having players become more..well, social.
Gameplay wise, WWII is clearly a boots on the ground game, duh! It does change up some features from previous games such as Create a Class, which is now known as the Divisions system. It works a lot differently. This new system allows you to enlist in different Divisions that are specific to game play styles. There's one for almost every main game play style such as run and gunners, heavy gunners, snipers, and more. Also the game is bringing back diving from previous Black Ops titles. Sweet!
Detailed in this official Activision blog post, the five divisions in the game are the following:
- Infantry Division riflemen are always in the thick of it with finely-tuned rifles and impeccable marksmanship.
- Well-equipped with incendiary rounds and tactical grenades, the Expeditionary Division’s shotguns literally pack heat.
- Airborne Division paratroopers endure extreme physical conditioning to outmaneuver opponents with their submachine guns.
- Focused on stealth and target identification, Mountain Division snipers generate constant fear in the enemy and strike when least expected.
- Armored Division soldiers are the best supplied in battle and hold down positions with their explosives and light machine guns.
From what they've shown so far, Call of Duty WWII could shape up to be the greatest Call of Duty game of all time. From a divided community, this is what we've all asked for, a return to the roots. The WWII beta begins on August 25th on PS4 and September 1st on Xbox One. However I would hold judgment till the game's official release on November 3rd.
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