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. We’ve embedded the Call of Duty WWII live stream video below so you can watch.
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 and now the live stream.
We’ll cover the Call 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.”
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 3, 2017 Confirmed
- 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.
How to the Watch Call of Duty: WWII Live Stream
You can watch the Call of Duty: WWII live stream in the Twitch stream below to see the new Call of Duty game as soon as Activision announces the game.
What We Know About Call 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. Activision confirmed the Call of Duty: WWII release date, shared a new trailer and offers details on a Call of Duty: WWII beta.
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.
We’re honored & excited to bring this year’s @Callofduty to fans everywhere! It’s our biggest achievement as game makers. Much more to come.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) February 9, 2017
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
The Call of Duty: WWII release date on Friday, November 3rd. Expect many midnight release date events.
There is a number of Call of Duty: WWII pre-order options available including bonus items. You can buy the game on disc or digitally.
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 friends.
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.
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
Activision confirmed the Call of Duty: WWII beta for players who pre-order. This comes early on the PS4, but will be available across all consoles that get the game.
A 2017 Call of Duty beta allows 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.
Call of Duty: WWII PS4 Exclusives
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
Here 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.