Call of Duty is back! When was it ever away in the first place? Since the series started in 2003, the only year there wasn’t any installment was 2004. That was when developer Infinity Ward was still busy working on Call of Duty 2.
This year’s installment is the 14th game in the series. It’s also the first return to World War II since 2008’s World at War.
So what’s different in Call of Duty: WWII? Here are some highlights to watch out for.
Call of Duty: WWII features
- A new mode called War which involves having Allied and Axis forces work towards meeting story objectives (e.g. build a bridge, escort a tank, defend an outpost).
- A new mode called Gridiron. It’s a Call of Duty version of football where you bring a ball to a certain location. You can pass the ball to teammates as enemies try to stop you.
- A new social mode named Headquarters where you can shoot in firing ranges, show off your gear, practice flying fighter planes, and more.
- The single-player campaign is set in the war’s European theater, taking place between 1944 and 1945. The story will send you to famous battles in Normandy, Belgium, and Hürtgen Forest.
- The game will focus on gunplay instead of previous installments’ over-the-top weapons. Classic weapons like the M1 Garand rifle, MG42 machine gun, and STG44 return.
- There won’t be regenerating health or health packs in the game. You’ll have to call on a medic in your squad for help.
- Likewise, ammo works the same way. Teammates will be able to give you replacement ammunition to make the campaign feel like a team effort.
- Zombies. Based on the trailer, however, it won’t be like the previous campy attempts. The Nazi zombies here will feel more like a horror story.
- As always, there is a season pass. This means you have to spend an additional $50 – on top of the game itself.
It’s good to see that there’ll be tweaks to how the gameplay usually works so we’re looking forward to this next chapter of the series.
Call of Duty: WWII is coming out today, November 3, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.