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Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions Guide - New Classes and Skills Explained

Call of Duty: WW2 features classes in the form of Divisions. Here's all the info you need on every group that you'll find in the CoD WW2 Beta.

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In Call of Duty: WW2, the multiplayer class systems are divided up into Divisions, five base classes which you can then take and refine in order to better suit your playstyle. This has previously been called Create a Class, Pick Ten, and Rigs in previous Call of Duty games, but in Call of Duty: WW2, you'll have to choose between five classes, and then select from a limited amount of skills. If you're still confused, we're here to sort everything out with this Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions guide.

Should you need anything else on Call of Duty: WW2, including all pre-order bonuses, as well as every weapon revealed so far, then make sure to head over to our Call of Duty: WW2 everything we know guide.

All of the Division classes below can be experienced for yourself right now, in the Call of Duty: WW2 public beta, which is ongoing from August 31, and is scheduled to end on Monday, September 4.

Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions Guide

Throughout the Divisions guide below, we'll be explaining in detail how the Division system in Call of Duty: WW2 works. Firstly, you have to pick from five five divisions, which are as follows:

  • Infantry Division
  • Armored Division
  • Airborne Division
  • Mountain Division
  • Expeditionary Division

From here, you then have core skills and components that make up each division. These are explained below:

  • Division Skills - These are active abilities that you can use in the heat of battle.
  • Division Training - Passive abilities that can alter your role on the battlefield.
  • Basic Training - A range of selectable Perks that further define your character and role.

Now that you've got all the basic info on how Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions work, we'll delve into detail on each class subset, as well as all the Skills and Perks you can unlock for each division type.

Call of Duty: WW2 Infantry Division

Call of Duty: WW2 Infantry Division equipment and Skills.

As you might expect, the Infantry Division in Call of Duty: WW2 is the best all-rounder in combat, able to use distance rifles like the M1 Garand to lay down fire on targets from behind cover, while also having several Skills and Perks like the Bayonet to deal with targets up close.

Infantry Division Primary Weapons:

  • M1 Garand
  • BAR

Infantry Division Secondary Weapons:

  • Colt 1911
  • Luger

Infantry Division Equipment:

  • M18 Smoke Grenade
  • Mk 2 Frag Grenade

Infantry Division Skills:

  • Bayonet Charge - This nice skill allows infantrymen to charge at opposing soldiers, skewering them with a sharp bayonet.

Infantry Division Training:

  • Infantryman III - Two extra attachments on your primary weapon, as well as one extra attachment on your secondary weapon.

Infantry Division Basic Training:

  • Steady - Immune to shell shock and tactical equipment, allows you to sprint for longer distances.
  • Hunker - Reveals enemy equipment, you also take less explosion damage.

Call of Duty: WW2 Airborne Division

Call of Duty: WW2 Airborne Division.

The Airborne division in Call of Duty: WW2 generally rely on speed to mount an assault, favoring fast-firing sub-machine guns and rapid movement over everything else. They can run and gun, but can also equip suppressors on weapons in order to get the drop on their enemies.

Airborne Division Primary Weapons:

  • Thompson M1928
  • MP 40

Airborne Division Secondary Weapons:

  • Colt 1911
  • US Shovel

Airborne Division Equipment:

  • Mk. 2 Frag Grenade
  • M18 Smoke Grenade
  • No. 74 ST Sticky Bomb

Airborne Division Skill:

  • Supressor - Hides muzzle flash and stops gun fire from appearing on enemy radar, but limits the range of the weapon.

Airborne Division Training:

  • Pathfinder III - Sprint for longer distances, increased sprint speed, climb over objects faster.

Airborne Division Basic Training:

  • Smoked - Carry an extra piece of lethal equipment, and smoke grenades can be carried as tactical equipment.
  • Phantom - Quieter movement, take no fall damage, you're invisible to enemy recon aircraft while moving.

Call of Duty: WW2 Armored Division

Call of Duty: Armored Division.

The Armored Division in Call of Duty: WW2 perform exactly as you'd expect them to, packing a heavy punch with weapons like light machine guns and rocket launchers, perfect for laying down suppressing and lethal fire on a certain map point.

Armored Division Primary Weapons:

  • MG15
  • Lewis

Armored Division Secondary Weapons:

  • M1 Bazooka
  • Panzerschreck

Armored Division Equipment:

  • No. 74 ST Sticky Bomb
  • Tabun Gas Poison Smoke Grenade

Armored Division Skill:

  • Bipod - Stabilises your weapon, mount on a ledge or while prone for increased weapon stability.

Armored Division Training:

  • Tanker III - Carry a Rocket Launcher as a secondary weapon, carry an extra piece of equipment, and throw equipment farther and faster while sprinting.

Armored Division Basic Training:

  • Loaded - Carry extra magazines, reload weapons faster.
  • Scoped - Move faster while aiming down weapon sights, gain an extra attachment on your primary weapon.

Call of Duty: WW2 Mountain Division

Call of Duty Mountain Division.

If you were wondering where Call of Duty: WW2's sniping class had got to, then rest assured, for it features in this iteration of Call of Duty in the form of the Mountain Division. They have the only form of aim assist in the entire game, but every shot from their slow firing rifles needs to count.

Mountain Division Primary Weapons:

  • Springfield M1903
  • Kar98k

Mountain Division Secondary Weapons:

  • Colt 1911
  • M712

Mountain Division Equipment:

  • Bouncing Betty Mine
  • No. 74 ST Sticky Bomb

Mountain Division Skill:

  • Sharpshooter - Acquire aim assist and enemy names, at the cost of blocking out your surroundings.

Mountain Division Training:

  • Scout III - Acquire enemy names from farther away, increased mini map coverage, you're hidden to player-controlled streaks.

Mountain Division Basic Training:

  • Undercover - Kill without revealing enemy death locations on the mini map, your name never appears on enemy scopes, enemy reticles never change color while you're in their sights.
  • Forage - Swap weapons faster, throw equipment faster, resupply ammo and equipment from dead enemies.

Call of Duty: WW2 Expeditionary Division

Call of Duty: WW2 Expeditionary Division.

The Expeditionary Division are the ones that will be on the front lines of the fighting in Call of Duty: WW2. Armed with shotguns and other close quarter weaponry, the Expeditionary Division can take out foes with a single, well placed shot, as well as re-rolling unwanted Care Packages with the right Perk.

Expeditionary Division Primary Weapons:

  • Winchester 1897
  • Toggle Action

Expeditionary Division Secondary Weapons:

  • US Shovel
  • M712

Expeditionary Division Equipment:

  • M18 Smoke Grenade
  • British No. 69 Concussion Grenade

Expeditionary Division Skill:

  • Incendiary Shells - Shotgun rounds that can burn enemies to death.

Expeditionary Division Training:

  • Sapper III - Carry extra magazines, you're immune to shell shock and tactical equipment, and you take less explosive damage.

Expeditionary Division Basic Training:

  • Ordnance - Scorestreaks cost less, and you can re-roll Care Packages.
  • Duelist - Gain two attachments on your secondary weapon.
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All of the above Division classes are available to sample in the Call of Duty: WW2 beta, running in late August and early September. For our list of the best weapons at your disposal, as well as every multiplayer game mode you can find in the beta, make sure to check out our Call of Duty: WW2 beta guide.

That's the complete rundown on all the information for Call of Duty: WW2 Division classes. There are certainly more options for individual weapons within the game, and we'll be detailing all this and more when Call of Duty: WW2 eventually launches on November 3.

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