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, the Call of Duty: WWII editions, our first in-game screenshots and new Call of Duty 2017 videos.
As E3 approaches, we’ve just learned that there will be two Call of Duty: WWII E3 events where we will learn more about the new Call of Duty. Sledgehammer Games and Activision will join Sony on stage on Monday, June 12th at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern to show off part of the game. The E3 Coliseum event on June 13th and 14th will include a Sledgehammer Games demo at some point and there is a new Making Call of Duty WWII live stream coming at E3. You will be able to live stream all of these events.
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 announcements, product listings, and teasers. You can already pre-order Call of Duty: WWII.
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.
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 at E3 2017
- 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 about Call of Duty: WWII and what we can add to the overall look at the new Call of Duty 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.
Call of Duty 2017 is set during World War 2, there is a Call of Duty: WWII beta and the Call of Duty: WWII release date is set for November 3rd.
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 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.
Call of Duty: WWII Gameplay
We see our fist look at in-game footage from Call of Duty: WWII, but it is cutscenes, not actual Call of Duty: WWII gameplay. This means we don’t know exactly what the actual game will look like from a player perspective.
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.”
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.
— Michael Condrey (@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.
The Call of Duty: WWII gameplay videos will likely appear at E3 and then during the Call of Duty: WWII beta and early looks that YouTubers get.
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.
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 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.
Pre-Order for the Call of Duty: WWII Beta
Do you want to play the Call of Duty: WWII beta? If you answered yes, you should pre-order Call of Duty: WWII.
This is the only official way to get into the private Call of Duty: WWII beta. This is one of the biggest reasons to pre-order the new Call of Duty game. We know that the Call of Duty: WWII beta will last at least three days and that it is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One.
If you pre-order Call of Duty: WWII at Amazon, you can always cancel your pre-order after the beta if you do not like the game. Some retailers require a full charge while others only ask for a $5 deposit, so check that.
There is a very good chance that people who pre-order will get three Call of Duty: WWII beta codes, so you may be able to get one from a friend, but if you don't have a lot of friends into the game you should pre-order for beta access.