Call of Duty: WW2 is finally out in the wild, and as you might expect, there's a fair amount of content on offer on the multiplayer side of things. In this Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer guide, we'll be running through the best Call of Duty: WW2 weapons to use in the multiplayer mode, as well as taking a look at Headquarters, and how to commend a player.
We've also comprised a guide to all the brand new multiplayer Division classes you can find within the game, including the perks and bonuses of going with each, as well as all the base weapons each Division class can equip. For everything you need on the multiplayer classes, head over to our Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions guide.
Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Guide
Just below, you can find a compilation of all our Call of Duty: WW2 guides so far, including the best Call of Duty: WW2 guns, as well as complete guide to the Nazi Zombies mode:
- Call of Duty: WW2 Best Weapons Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 Best Rifles Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 Best Submachine Guns Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 Best Light Machine Guns Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 How to Prestige and Level Up Quickly Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies Guide
- Call of Duty: WW2 CoD Points Guide
Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Modes Guide
Speaking in basic terms, there are all the standard Call of Duty multiplayer modes found within the game, like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint. We'll give you a guide to all of the four (technically five) multiplayer modes that you can head into right now.
- Team Deathmatch - The standard mode in the vast majority of online games, you simply have to kill enemy players faster than they can kill your team, and you'll win. Strength in numbers is actually quite a decent tactic in this mode, so it's a good idea never to stray too far from the rest of your team.
- Domination - There are three positions on the map, and your team has to hold as many as they can, in order to accumulate more points than the enemy team. The trick with this mode is to never rest for too long on one point, and if you manage to capture two of the three points, make sure you push ahead to the final one, instead of hanging back from it and waiting for the enemy team to come to you.
- Hardpoint - There's a single point on the map that both teams fight over to control, and the team that has players occupying the area gains points towards victory. Pay attention to where the Hardpoint is on your mini-map, but also note the timer below the mini-map, this indicates when the zone is going to move. Although you can never predict where the zone is going to move to, it's a good idea to move out just before the zone timer expires, even if you're currently holding the point.
- War - In this multi-stage mode, attackers and defenders have to either assault or defend multiple stages on a single map. Going from the attacker’s point of view, you have to firstly capture a zone, then gradually build a bridge while getting shot at, then plant and defend a bomb until it detonates, and then escort a tank to the end of the map. Each section is timed, so the defending team only win if they can hold the attackers off at one point for long enough. It's a complicated mode, but it definitely mixes things up a bit.
- Search and Destroy - One of the core modes of the Call of Duty multiplayer, Search and Destroy pits two teams of up to six players against one another, as both take it in turns to plant and defend points against bombs. It's a small, fairly hectic mode, and you'll want to stick with your team to win the mode.
- Gridiron - A brand new mode for Call of Duty: WW2, Gridiron is exactly what it says on the tin. Two teams of six compete to claim a single ball, and carry it to the opposing teams goal. You can always see the location of the ball and the player carrying it, so make sure to go after whoever is carrying the ball, and recover it for your own team.
- Kill Confirmed - In Kill Confirmed, you'll need to collect the dog tags of every single enemy that you kill, in order for the kill to count towards the match total. However, enemies can also recover their team's dog tags, but you can also pick up your own teams fallen tags, so it's not just a straight up kill mode.
- Free-for-All - This mode pits 4 to 8 players against one another, with no teamwork or co-operation, and no party play allowed. Basically speaking, you're entirely on your own in this mode, and you should expect it to be a quick, hectic game.
We should also note that while all the above multiplayer modes can be found in the 'Standard' playlist, you can also play the following in the 'Hardcore' mode: Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, Domination, Free-for-All. In the Hardcore versions of the aforementioned game modes, there's no HUD whatsoever while you're playing, and your health is also severely limited, meaning you'll have to take caution when venturing out into any of the Hardcore modes.
Call of Duty: WW2 Headquarters Guide
Once you've completed your very first introductory game of Team Deathmatch, you'll be automatically placed in the Headquarters social space. You'll then be presented with a list of objectives, including 'open a supply drop', and 'check your mail inbox', and completing each of which will reward you with a small amount of XP.
We'll round up each of the features in the Call of Duty: WW2 Headquarters social hub just below, to help you get to grips with everything there.
- Major Howard - Head to Major Howard to pick up your Orders. All the Orders available refresh after each day, you can equip three at once, and they task you with completing extra activities for some rewards.
- Quartermaster - The Quartermaster in Headquarters presents you with the opportunity to spend Armory Credits on various Contracts, which reward you with bonus XP.
- Mail - Check your Mail inbox whenever you're in Headquarters, as this is where items and weapons you've earned will be deposited for you to pick up.
- Gunsmith - Located down on the actual beach, the Gunsmith can upgrade your weapons with exclusive perks, as well as give your current weapons a fresh coat of paint.
- Theatre - The theatre is where you can go to watch any of videos that the official Call of Duty social channels post, including MLG gameplay and developer diaries.
Call of Duty: WW2 Cod Points Guide
When Call of Duty: WW2 launched at the beginning of November, CoD Points hadn't launched in the game, and the microtransaction currency still isn't slated to launch until November 21. For all the concrete details you need about the upcoming microtransaction currency, head over to our Call of Duty: WW2 CoD Points guide.
Call of Duty: WW2 - How to Commend a Player in Headquarters
One of the regular challenges you can be tasked with in Call of Duty: WW2's Headquarters social space is to Commend a player. To do this, all you need to do is walk up to the player that you wish to Commend, hold down X/Square when the relevant icon appears next to their avatar, and scroll down to the Commend option. You can only Commend each player in Headquarters once, so you can't just spam the Commend button on one player.
Call of Duty: WW2 Scorestreaks Guide
Just below, you can see all the multiplayer Scorestreaks available in Call of Duty: WW2. They may come under a different name, but they're almost exactly the same as Killstreaks from previous iterations of the game.
Firstly, you'll get to pick three Scorestreaks from the litany that are presented to you at the start. However, you'll notice that many Scorestreaks are greyed out when you first jump into the mulitplayer side of things, and this is due to the fact that almost every Scorestreak in Call of Duty: WW2 is locked behind a level requirement.
For example, if you want to equip a Mortar Strike into one of your three Scorestreak slots, you'll have to reach level 26 to unlock it. The same goes for many of the more powerful Scorestreak bonuses available in Call of Duty: WW2, as Scorestreaks like the Ball Turret Gunner, Carpet Bombing, and Flak Guns are all locked behind at least level 42.
This is everything you can find right now in the multiplayer side of Call of Duty: WW2. We'll be updating everything in this guide as we play more of the game itself, and become more adjusted with all the weapons and maps on offer.
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