It’s gonna be good by the sounds of it.
So we know that the new Call of Duty is going to be set during World War II, which is something many gamers wanted to hear. ‘Boots on the ground’ and ‘back to its roots’ have seen a dramatic increase in use over the past week as well, which is probably a good thing. There have been leaks, rumours and announcements all around, so let’s sort out the main stuff.
The campaign and multiplayer
It’s no surprise that there will be a campaign, all COD games have them; it was inevitable. If the previous Call of Dutys based in World War II are anything to go by, we can assume the upcoming game is going to have a decent one. From the image below that was leaked a week ago, it is described as ‘a gritty, intense journey through the battlegrounds of war’, and it ‘features bold, lifelike visuals with the kind of blockbuster cinematic that only Call of Duty can deliver’. Part of the story will take place on the beaches of Normandy (specifically stated), and other important settings and events throughout the war.
In regards to multiplayer, we only need to read this sentence to be relieved: ‘Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer engages players in grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations.’
Another interesting point in multiplayer is in the next paragraph which speaks about a co-op story mode. ‘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.’
Big claims, we’ll have to see if it lives up to these words.
The beta access, the ‘pro edition’ and the season pass
There were a few more leaked images, such as the two below, which point out that there will be a ‘private beta’. We don’t know when this will happen or what it will contain, but we know that there will be one and it will be playable first on PS4.
The second image, the supposed ‘pro edition’, includes the base game, a collectible steelbook, the season pass and some ‘additional bonus content’. As for the season pass, we’ve seen enough of them so far to have a good idea of what it will reward customers with.
The release date
November 3, as you can see from the second picture above, is as close as we’re going to get until the reveal. Even though that’s not 100% official, we can suspect that the game will release in early/mid November by the release dates of the previous Call of Duty titles.
In just over twelve hours we’ll know for sure what is and isn’t happening, when the worldwide reveal takes place.