The Call of Duty: WWII release date arrives tonight and we want to make sure you are ready to go so that you can get the most out of the game.
Whether you go to a midnight release event, bought it digitally or have to wait for the end of work or school on Friday to play, we have you covered with what you need to do now to get ready to play the new Call of Duty.
Now that the game is here you need to prep your console, learn about the maps and think about the Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass. Here are the tips we have to make your life easier for the first 24 hours of play and through the weekend.
Clean Up Your Hard Drive
The Call of Duty: WWII game takes up 45GB of space on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Plus you need to download a 9GB day one update before you can play. You will need room on your console or you will nee an external hard drive if you have a lot of games.
Spend a minute or two before you go get your game cleaning out enough room on your hard drive, or plan on buying a fast hard drive when you pick up your game if you want to get right into the game.
Prepare for The Download
Even if you buy Call of Duty: WWII on a disk, you will need to download a large patch before you can play. If you know that your PS4 or Xbox One is slow to download games on WiFi, you should bring it close to your router and plug it in or pull out that long Ethernet cable you have shoved in a closet.
When you get home, put the game in your console immediately and start it up so that the download begins. Don’t wait until you are ready to play to put it in your system or you may end up waiting another hour or two to play the game.
Optimize Video Settings
If you are playing on the PS4 Pro or you will play on the Xbox One X, you should turn on HDR. This will make the game look even better when hooked up to a TV that supports it.
On the PS4 you can use this guide to turn on HDR. HDR works on both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. When you get the Xbox One X, you will need to turn on 4K and HDR to take full advantage. You may also need to download a huge update to the game to unlock the features.
Get Familiar With Maps
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A ton of players already have early copies and The Race to Prestige is on. Watching Twitch and YouTube will help you learn how the maps work and the layouts that will give you an edge.
Sure, it’s building the hype up, but until you can play, learn as much as you can about the new maps. It’s also a good time to dive into how Divisions work and explore the new War Mode.
Learn How to Fix Problems
There are already some frustrating Call of Duty: WWII problems. One of the most annoying is not being able to get past the multiplayer menu. Hopefully that is fixed before you get your copy.
There are other issues that you should check out the solutions for including Call of Duty: WWII lag, connection problems, codes not working for the Multiplayer bonus and other important issues.
Decide If You Want Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass
We know about the first Call of Duty: WWII DLC pack, and we know about the Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass. What you need to decide is if you want to buy the season pass. While you don’t need to buy it until 2018 when the DLC arrives, if you buy it now you get another map. The only way to get the Carentan map is buying the Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass. This takes the base nine multiplayer maps to 10.
Buy if Call of Duty: WWII is Still Your Go to Game
This is still the go to boots on the ground version of Call of Duty, and even with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on the way it makes sense to buy the Season Pass if you will play Call of Duty: WWII for most of 2018 and into 2019.
If you think you will buy all of the maps because you loved the first 8 months of Call of Duty: WWII or because you like the direction the game is going with each update, you should buy the Season Pass.
For gamers who are planning to play Call of Duty: WWII for a year, it doesn't make sense to wait and buy the DLC separately or even to skip one or two of them since that will limit the matchmaking as you get split into a smaller and smaller pool.
You save $10 over buying the DLC individually, you get a bonus and you may still need to wait a long time for a deal.