Call of Duty®: WWII tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history. After surviving the beaches of Normandy, Red and his squad will fight their way across Europe, engaging the enemy in iconic battle locations such as the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, as they make their way into Germany. The journey begins on November 3.
Activision have confirmed what will be included in the Call of Duty WWII beta, which kicks off this weekend on PS4, with Xbox One owners able to join the fight the following weekend.
“We love the active dialog we have with the Call of Duty community, and value the exchange of ideas and constructive feedback we have with fans. Your feedback will help us finalize features, optimize gameplay balance, and refine the remaining development roadmap to launch. So please explore, rank up, and have fun. Share as much feedback as you can – everything helps. The development team will be playing non-stop, and we’ll be monitoring performance and collecting valuable data around the clock.”
There will be three maps in the beta – Ardennes Forest, Gibraltar and Pointe du Hoc – which you can preview in the below trailers.
Players who have managed to get a code by pre-ordering or winning a code will be able to play through Call of Duty’s new War mode where the Allies clash with the Axis forces to fight over attack and defend objectives – when it’s written like that it sounds and awfully lot like Battlefield doesn’t it?
Other modes included in the beta include Team Deathmatch, Domination and Hardpoint.
Only time will tell whether WWII is a return to the form of Modern Warfare or play more like something that EA and DICE would publish, while this weekend is a beta, many will judge the final product on what they experience – bugs and all.
The Call of Duty: WWII private beta kicks off this weekend on PS4, with Xbox One joining the battle the following weekend. Activision will be deploying the keys required to download the game ‘closer to the beta launch’, but just how do you ensure that you get one?
It’s pretty simple really… pre-order the game.
I’m sure the usual suspects on twitter will also be on hand to give out bonus codes and you can count on the villainy of eBay who are looking to make a quick buck by flogging codes, but the easiest way is just to order a copy of the game — if you’re reading this — we both know you will end up buying one anyway.
The beta kicks off at 10am PST August 25 for PS4, ending at 10am PST August 28. The following weekend both PS4 and Xbox One can take part in the beta, which starts at 10am PST September 1 and ends at 10am PST September 4.
Digital pre-orders won’t require a code for the beta, once available, the beta can be directly downloaded from the store, although pre-loading hasn’t yet been confirmed. If you ordered through your favourite retailer, then your code should land in your email sometime this week.
The Nazi Zombies are coming. This week at Comic Con, Activision have debuted their new zombie mode alongside members of its all-star cast of characters, which in full includes David Tennant, Elodie Yung, Katheryn Winnick, Udo Kier and Ving Rhames.
Launching on November 3, the Nazi Zombies cooperative mode delivers an original story from Sledgehammer Games, delivering a new definition of terror to Call of Duty zombies.
The story unfolds as an international team peels back the vile layers of a malevolent plot masterminded by the Axis powers to harness unimaginable occult forces and create an invincible undead army.
I know a certain Rob Mafia will be very excited about this, but what about you? Let us know below.
Yesterday a Reddit user posted several images supposedly from the next, yet to be announced, Call of Duty title. These images reveal the name of Activision’s new CoD, Call of Duty: WWII, as well revealing the setting as indeed World War II.
We’re not entirely convinced of the legitimacy of these images just yet. The poster claims to be the one behind similar leaks last year which were later proved true, but the live action shots and simplistic name seems a bit off. One of the images in particular looks straight out of Saving Private Ryan. However, historically, leaks for the new CoD do rear their head around this time each year, and inevitably Activision will reveal the truth at E3, so not too long to wait for official confirmation. In the mean time, takes these images with a grain of salt and we’ll be sure to update you if their legitimacy changes.