Call of Duty WW2 PS4 Xbox One Review Roundup, Nazi Zombies, Multiplayer, Season Pass, Weapons, Headquarters - Everything We Know

Call of Duty WW2 PS4 Xbox One Review Roundup, Nazi Zombies, Multiplayer, Season Pass, Weapons, Headquarters - Everything We Know

CoD is heading back to World War 2 with CoD WW2. Here’s all the info on Activision and Sledgehammer’s highly anticipated FPS, covering the release date, the beta start date on PS4 and Xbox One, multiplayer, Headquarters, co-op, campaign, and more.

Activision and Sledgehammer are taking the Call of Duty series back to World War 2 in this year's entry, with Call of Duty WW2 hitting shelves in November. Call of Duty WW2 will follow last year's Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, developed by Infinity Ward and a number of other Activision studios. In this article we'll round up all the key info, including the Call of Duty WW2 review roundup, Call of Duty WW2 Nazi Zombies, CoD WW2 Headquarters, and pre-orders.

Call of Duty: WW2 Review Roundup

As Call of Duty: WW2 is now out in the wild, we've put together a review roundup for the latest installment in the historic series. There appears to be a notable lack of finalised reviews at the launch of Call of Duty this year, hence the reduced list of scored reviews below.

Telegraph: 4/5 - "The series’ dwindling popularity has proved a tough nut to crack for its publisher in recent years; COD: WWII proves that maybe a Sledgehammer really is the right tool for the job."

Gamespot: 9/10 - "As one of the most comprehensive and filler-free Call of Dutys in recent memory, Call of Duty: WWII successfully capitalizes on the series' strengths."

Gamesradar: 4/5 - "COD has a few issues in single player this year but the overall package delivers another good shooter with plenty to do and some neat new online ideas."

Call of Duty: WW2 Guides

If you've already got your hands on Call of Duty: WW2, then you should check out our list of guides just below, which we'll be constantly adding to and updating over the next few days:

Call of Duty WW2 Valor Collection Edition Statue Revealed

Call of Duty WW2's Michael Condrey revealed the Valor Collection Edition on twitter recently, which is up for pre-order from EB Games Australia for 229.95AUD (which translates to $181.62/£139.28). The Valor Collection Edition comes with commemorative bronze statue of a group of Allied soldiers storming a beach, a Nazi Zombies poster, a Blood Raven Sword pin, and several Division patches. A steelbook version of Call of Duty WW2 is also included.

Call of Duty WW2 Valor Collection Edition.

Call of Duty WW2 Season Pass

A Season Pass is coming for Call of Duty WW2, providing four DLC packs in 2018 that will add new and iconic maps, plus new Nazi Zombies chapters and all-new War Missions.

The first iconic map revealed to be included in the CoD WW2 Season Pass is Carentan, which will be available at launch for all CoD WW2 season pass owners. Carentan appeared in the original Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive, and Call of Duty 2.

Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies

Call of Duty WW2 will include the hugely popular Zombies game mode. Zombies first appeared in Treyarch's CoD: World at War, the last game in the series set in World War 2.

Zombies in CoD: WW2 is a standalone cooperative game experience that will deliver a new story in which the Third Reich is attempting to create a new living weapon. The full reveal for Zombies mode in Call of Duty WW2 was made on July 20, 2017, with Activision releasing the CoD WW2 Nazi Zombies trailer you can see below.

In Call of Duty WW2 Nazi Zombies players will be fighting through a snowy village in Mittelburg, Germany. The goal is to recover prices works of art, stolen by the Axis powers during WW2. As you might expect, the village holds a deadly secret: Zombies!

Call of Duty WW2 Nazi Zombies Cast

  • Marie Fischer - An engineer and tactician, Marie will help try to salvage the stolen treasures and find her brother, Klaus. In CoD WW2 Nazi Zombies, Marie is played by Katheryn Winnick.
  • Drostan Hynd - Former art thief. Drostan was given the choice of going to jail or helping get back the stolen art. In CoD WW2 Nazi Zombies, Drostan is played by David Tennant.
  • Olivia Durant - A former historian at the Louvre, Oliva is also a weapons expert. In CoD WW2 Nazi Zombies, Olivia is played by Elodie Yung.
  • Jefferson Potts - An educated man with a military background. Jefferson is said to be strong and assured. In CoD WW2 Nazi Zombies, Jefferson is played by Ving Rhames.

“With Nazi Zombies, we’re creating a frightening world full of terrifying characters and events that will make you jump and look over your shoulder. There’s an incredible amount of myth and lore, which our team has poured through in our development,” said Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games. “This is unlike anything before, we’re taking players to some very dark, grim places in Nazi Zombies. This is one hell of a horror experience.”

Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games added, “We couldn’t be more excited to showcase our reveal of Nazi Zombies here at San Diego Comic Con. It’s been great to return to creating a horror-based experience, and with Call of Duty, head back to the Nazi Zombies roots. The team at the studio is proud of the opportunity to deliver something special for the fans.”

If you’d rather just watch the first trailer for Call of Duty WW2 you can see that below. It’s classic cinematic stuff, so don’t expect to see a gameplay demonstration, but it sure looks pretty.

In Call of Duty: WW2 players will land in Normandy on D-Day and then battle through Europe. The story will tell the tale of an “unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom” in 1944 and 1945.

Call of Duty: WW2 follows 1st Infantry Division, known as the "Bloody 1st". It has been revealed that you’ll predominantly play as Private Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels. Other characters include best friend Robert Zussman (played by Jonathan Tucker), Technical Sergeant William Pierson (played by Transformers star Josh Duhamel), and 1st Lieutenant Joseph Turner (played by Jeffrey Pierce).

There has been plenty of talk among the Call of Duty community and casual fanbase about how the game is seemingly retreading old ground, especially with the missions once again focusing on Europe. The key point is that this will be the first time we’ve seen WW2 given the modern video game treatment. Although other games have made WW2 their focus, the last truly memorable WW2 FPS was Call of Duty 2, and tech has come on in leaps and bounds since then. It’s fair to say that CoD WW2 will blow away the competition from a pure spectacle standpoint.

Multiplayer is what will determine all of Duty WW2's long term success. Without the technology seen in Infinite Warfare and Black Ops 3, CoD WW2's multiplayer should feel like a return to more basic player movement. It's unlikely we'll see Titanfall inspired wall running, with the devs using the term “boots on the ground” to emphasise this..

CoD WW2 Multiplayer has been referred to as “grounded”, with maps being based on many of WW2’s most iconic locations. In what is being dubbed War Mode, players will be able to compete across numerous iconic WW2 battles.

The trailer just below was shown at Sony's E3 2017 presentation, depicting the dramatically different settings that players would be fighting in across Europe.

Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Weapons and Details

The trailer below was the first proper multiplayer footage for Call of Duty WW2. We've detailed the noteworthy points below the video.

  • There's a variety of weaponry used in the trailer, including shotguns, pistols, flamethrowers, mounted turrets, dynamite, and bayonets.
  • We can see a battle taking place on a ship, with a plane executing a strafing attack, so could both naval and air battles be a part of CoD WW2?
  • The fighting is said to take place across Europe, featuring locations like France, Italy, Germany, and Russia.
  • Gas could play a big role in multiplayer battles, as we see several soldiers wearing gas masks early on in the trailer.
  • There are a few different tanks seen in the multiplayer footage, including one which has a mountable machine gun turret.

Call of Duty: WW2 Headquarters Mode Detailed

Sledgehammer has finally revealed new details about the Headquarters social space for Call of Duty WW2, stating that up to 48 players will gather together to challenge each other in new ways.

These new ways include a virtual firing range and a one vs one fight. On top of this, your achievements will be celebrated in Headquarters, such as how the player can go to a cliff above Headquarters, and Prestige in front of the entire community.

Eurogamer recently sat down with Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey to talk in detail about the Headquarters mode, during which the developer revealed that it took inspiration from Warcraft’s Orgrimmar.

Headquarters will be set on Normandy Beach, three days after D-Day and just as the Allies have established a fully operational base there. You can pick up new mission challenges, all of which will refresh daily, not unlike Destiny’s way of churning out new content for players. These mission quests might even send you into the Zombies mode, or into the 1v1 mode in order to create an Emblem.

There’s a leaderboard for everything in Headquarters, including Zombies, 1v1, and the firing range there. You can also drive up your ‘social score’ by commending other players for their actions in Headquarters, and through this you’ll improve your reputation as an outstanding member of the Call of Duty community.

Call of Duty: WW2 Division Multiplayer Classes Revealed

There are five Division classes that have been revealed for Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer by Sledgehammer Games, all of which have a certain role to play on the battlefield. The Infantryman Division is an all-rounder, able to equip rifles to pin down enemies from a distance, while the Armored Division is more suited to destroying tanks and other vehicles, equipped with light machine guns and rocket launchers.

Call of Duty: WW2 New and Returning Features

Sledgehammer Games' Michael Condrey has recently been confirming a number of new and returning additions to Call of Duty WW2, as well as a number of features that wouldn't be present in the upcoming game. Chief among these might be the removal of the Steady Aim perk, which allowed players to aim accurately when firing weapons from the hip, arguably removing any skill needed to play Call of Duty well.

The Emblem Editor will make a return in Call of Duty WW2, although it won't be present in the upcoming beta for the game, as will the PPSH-41, a fan-favorite Russian sub-machine gun that was present in past iterations of Call of Duty. For all other features that are coming to Call of Duty WW2, we'll have to wait and see what the game brings when it launches on November 3 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Call of Duty WW2 PC System Spec Requirements

Just below, you can find both the minimum and recommended specs for Call of Duty WW2 PC. These are the specs needed for the WW2 beta, but should be similar for the final release.:

Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3225 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 25 GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 @ 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB or better
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12 GB RAM
  • HDD: 25 GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 @ 6GB or AMD Radeon™ R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Call of Duty WW2 Essential Information

  • Release Date: November 3, 2017
  • Price: $60
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Developer: Sledgehammer Games (Previously created CoD: Advanced Warfare)
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genre: FPS

This is all the information you need right now on Call of Duty: WW2, and as we previously mentioned, we'll be updating all our guides for the game over the coming few days.

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