Call of Duty: WWII Release Date, Features & Details

This is what you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII, aka Call of Duty 2017. There are new details about the Call of Duty WWII beta and our first in game screenshots.

After months of speculation and leaks, Activision confirmed the setting with a Call of Duty: WWII countdown to the worldwide reveal that takes place on April 26th.

Even though the Call of Duty: WWII release date is months away, we already know a lot about the new 2017 Call of Duty game thanks to Activision’s announcement.

We’ll cover when you can expect theCall of Duty: WWII release date, the Call of Duty 2017 setting and a major change from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that could bring some fans back into the fold after spending a year playing Battlefield 1.

Activision officially announced Call of Duty 2017 in an investor call, sharing important details including that, “Traditional combat will once again take center stage.”

Everything you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII, the 2017 Call of Duty game.

Everything you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII, the 2017 Call of Duty game.

After a very rough year with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision is rotating back to Sledgehammer Games and focusing on the roots of Call of Duty. This means boots on the ground combat that many long-time Call of Duty gamers are longing for.

  • Call of Duty: WWII Release Date: November 2017
  • Call of Duty 2017 Gameplay: June Likely
  • Call of Duty 2017 Setting: WWII Confirmed
  • Call of Duty: WWII Beta: Expected in the late Summer
  • Call of Duty: WWII Consoles & PC: PS4, Xbox One

Here is an early look at what we know aboutCall of Duty: WWII and what we can add to the overall look at the new Call of Duty game.

What We Know AboutCall of Duty: WWII

In this section, we cover the COD 2017 news that is confirmed. Here are the Call of Duty 2017 facts as we know them right now.

Call of Duty 2017 is happening. COD 2017 is a return to the roots of the game, which means boots on the ground combat. Sledgehammer Games is making the new Call of Duty 2017 installment and has been working on it for over two years.

The Call of Duty 2017 reveal is happening, “Soon” according to Activision. Call of Duty games will continue on a three-year cycle of development.

Activision confirms that the game is Call of Duty: WWII and the setting is in World War 2. We will learn more about the game on April 26th. This may be a live stream event on YouTube.

From here on out, we are addressing known details plus the rumors and adding to the bigger picture based on what leaks and rumors tell us and what we can infer from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Call of Duty: WWII Release Date

Expect a COD 2017 release date in November.

Expect a COD 2017 release date in November.

The Call of Duty: WWII release date is in November 2017 unless there is some kind of massive change to the development and release cycle. For the last six years, the new Call of Duty release date arrived in November. Typically the game arrives near the beginning of the month.

Lately, the Call of Duty release date falls on a Friday, allowing for an opening weekend of play and a longer period of sales in the kickoff of the game.

We would put money on a Call of Duty: WWII release date on Friday, November 3rd. Expect many midnight release date events.

A new Call of Duty: WWII release date leak comes from a what could be a poster for Call of Duty WWII. This blurry image includes a November 3rd release date. It also provides some additional clues. While there is a chance this is fake, it matches up with other leaks very well and it matches wit the setting from the Activision countdown.

The latest leaked marketing material specifically mentions the Call of Duty: WWII release date on Friday November 3rd.

Call of Duty: WWII Gameplay

Leaked marketing material shared by Charlie Intel outlines the game description as well as single player and multiplayer game modes. Here’s what the leaked materials tell us about the 2017 Call of Duty Game.

Campaign Description: Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of an unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty intense journey through the battlegrounds of war. The campaign features bold, lifelike visuals with the kind of blockbuster cinematic authenticity that only Call of Duty can deliver.

Multiplayer Description: Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer engages players grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations. Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community.

There is also a special Co-Op game mode that offers a standalone gameplay experience that you can share with freinds.

Expect to wait for a Call of Duty 2017 gameplay video, but we should learn more about the style of gameplay in the reveal trailer. Now that we have a countdown, we know that we will learn something on April 26th at 10 AM Pacific.

We already know that the gameplay will take us back to the roots of call of duty. The Activision CFO specifically calls out, “traditional combat,” in an announcement.

The Call of Duty: WWII gameplay videos will likely appear at E3 and then potentially at a Call of Duty XP 2017 event later this year where fans may get a chance to play the new Call of Duty game before the release date.

Call of Duty: WWII Setting

We know the Call of Duty 2017 setting, finally. This is a key piece of information that Activision confirmed with the announcement of the Call of Duty: WWII name and that we are seeing on game boxes on Amazon.

Although rumors originally pointed to Vietnam, Call of Duty 2017 is going to WWII.

Three Call of Duty: WWII screenshots.

Three Call of Duty: WWII screenshots.

Over the weekend, Activision leaked three in-game screenshots on the Call of Duty login portal, captured on Reddit. This includes WWII scenes and the Tommy Gun. The low-res images don’t show off any amazing graphics, but they do let us see some of the weapons.

We’ll need to wait for more information to see Call of Duty 2017 features that depend on the settings and what the gameplay is like.

Call of Duty: WWII Beta

The odds of a Call of Duty: WWII beta is very good. We saw this for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, although the later arrived very late in the development cycle.

Leaked marketing material shows info for a Call of Duty: WWII beta.

Leaked marketing material shows info for a Call of Duty: WWII beta.

A 2017 Call of Duty beta would allow Sledgehammer Games to test servers as well as work on weapon balancing and skill progression ahead of an official release. With betas like this, the progress doesn’t carry over so there is more opportunity to test and evaluate without long term repercussions.

A new leak that outlined the gameplay also mentions a private beta that you get access to when you pre-order Call of Duty: WWII.

For the last two years, PlayStation secured early access for DLC and for the betas. The PS4 box shows the Play Early logo, so you can expect this again.

Call of Duty: WWII PS4 Exclusives

PS4 owners will get Call of Duty DLC early again.

PS4 owners will get Call of Duty DLC early again.

You can count on timed PS4 exclusives again with the new Call of Duty game. The PS4 Call of Duty WWII box shows the Play Early logo with early access to the Call od Duty 2017 DLC.

This is something we’ve seen for the last several years and it means 30 days early access to the new Call of Duty DLC as well as early access to any Call of Duty: WWII 2017 Beta.

Call of Duty: WWII Consoles & PC

COD 2017 consoles PCHere is a breakdown of what we expect to see in terms of compatibility and consoles.

Count on Call of Duty: WWII that takes advantage of PS4 Pro capabilities and there is a very good chance that we see Xbox Scorpio features play into this release as well. The PS4 and Xbox One will certainly see the new Call of Duty: WWII game arrive, as will the PC.

It is unclear if we will see a Nintendo Switch Call of Duty 2017 release. The last time we saw a Call of Duty game on the Wii was in 2013 for the Wii U. The Nintendo Switch promises more power and it is an interesting console, but we won’t get our hopes up for Call of Duty Switch to arrive.

Do not expect any Call of Duty: WWII PS3 or Xbox 360 release. Activision dropped these consoles from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and it doesn’t make sense to bring them back. There is no box art for these yet.