This is what you need to know about the Call of Duty: WWII release date, the Call of Duty WWII beta that starts in just two weeks, the newest Call of Duty: WWII editions, create-a-class changes for Call of Duty: WWII and tons of Call of Duty: WWII gameplay videos.
After years of fast advanced movement and jet packs, Call of Duty is going back to World War II. There is no unlimited sprinting and while you can still slide or dive, you cannot double jump or pull off the moves that defined Call of Duty for the last three years.
The new Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer reveal shows off a very impressive looking online component that has some gamers saying COD IS BACK. This is definitely boots on the ground combat that many gamers have been waiting for. We’ve just added new Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer gameplay from Ali-A.
Even though the Call of Duty: WWII release date is still a few months away, we already know a lot about the new 2017 Call of Duty game thanks to Activision’s announcements, product listings, and many videos. You can already pre-order Call of Duty: WWII, but there are still some reasons to wait.
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.
What We Know About Call of Duty: WWII
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 Setting: WWII Confirmed
- Call of Duty: WWII Beta: August 25th on PS4, September 1 on Xbox One
- Call of Duty: WWII Systems: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Here is an early look at what we know about Call of Duty: WWII and what you’ll experience this fall when Call of Duty goes back to boots on the ground combat in WWII..
Call of Duty: WWII Release Date
The Call of Duty: WWII release date is 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.
Unlike many EA games this fall, you don’t need to buy a special edition to play early on Friday November 3rd. The Xbox One X release date is November 7th, so you might want to plan on re-installing the game then.
Call of Duty: WWII Gameplay
We continue to see a lot of Call of Duty: WWII gameplay from YouTubers who were able to play at E3 and new information coming out in July and August ahead of the Call of Duty: WWII beta. Above you can see some Call of Duty: WWII gameplay and see more about the different types of weapons that you will be able to use.
The Call of Duty: WWII campaign will set you in a group of soldiers as you take on challenges torn from the pages of history. Activision describes this as, “Experience the story of the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.”
We’ve learned that the campaign will put you in the boots of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a 19 year old signed up for World War 2. You’ve left a girl at home, and you want to survive to get back to her. You are playing in the Pacific Theater in 1944 and 1945. You must rely on your squad, because there is no health regen or free ammo. Instead your squad will need to fix you up and share ammo. You will play as the U.S. Army, British Special forces and French Resistance fighters. There will be swastikas in the campaign mode, but no other modes. So far Game Informer confirms that you can play in Normandy, Operation Cobra, Train, Marigny, The Wolf’s Den, Aachen (Germany), Hurtgen Forest, Hill 493
In addition to going back to boots on the ground, it is likely that you will see the return of Pro Perks, at least based on one new change to Call of Duty multiplayer. Michael Condrey, of Sledgehammer games, confirmed that there is no unlimited sprint in Call of Duty: WWII.
— M.Condrey @ WWIIBeta (@MichaelCondrey) May 24, 2017
You’ll also experience boots on the ground multiplayer that includes, “fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations.” Activision teases new ways to interact and socialize. There is also a special Co-Op game mode that offers a standalone gameplay experience that you can share with friends.
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.
The Call of Duty: WWII video above walks through the historical connections and outlines some of the vehicles and weapons that will be in the new Call of Duty game this year.
During a Facebook Live event Sledgehammer Games outlined that you will play the Battle of the Bulge. We learn that there are women characters in single player and multiplayer, which will be historically accurate. This means you can expect to see the French resistance in the game. We didn’t learn about health regeneration or if you will play any missions as the Axis in the campaign mode.
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, and then to the Xbox One. There is no PC Call of Duty: WWII beta.
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 Xbox One X Enhance & PS4 Pro Details
We know that the Call of Duty: WWII PS4 release will look better on the PS4 Pro and will support HDR on the PS4 as well. The beta already looks better on the PS4 Pro and there is HDR support according to players.
EuroGamer asks Mike Ybarra, corporate vice president of the Microsoft gaming division, about a Xbox One X enhanced Call of Duty: WWII update this fall. Ybarra explains, ” I’d say we are working with all developers, including the ones you named to make sure the best versions are on Xbox One X and it’s up to them when they want to actually talk about what, if anything, they are doing.” He adds, “I would say, we work with those developers all the time. We want to align with their messaging and what they want to say, when they want to say it. We work with them on timing, how we can help them optimise… there’s a group in my organisation called Advanced Technology Group which works with these developers on Xbox One X. We dock to their timelines and align to their communication plans. I can’t comment on any limitations they might have.”
Call of Duty: WWII PS4 Exclusives
You can count on timed PS4 exclusives again with the new Call of Duty: WWII DLC and beta.
The PS4 Call of Duty WWII box shows the Play Early logo with early access to the Call of Duty 2017 DLC and this is mentioned multiple times throughout the Call of Duty: WWII webpages.
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 arrives, 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. Beenox, the developer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for older consoles shares a photo with Call of Duty shirts and the Canadian Army.
— Beenox (@BeenoxTeam) May 12, 2017
Another report highlights the ability to link your Nintendo Account with your Call of Duty account. This all adds up to a higher chance of Call of Duty: WWII for the Nintendo Switch. We could learn more at E3.
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.