CoD WW2 Multiplayer Guide - Tips and Tricks, Headquarters, Ranked Season Play, Scorestreaks

Here's our complete CoD WW2 tips guide, featuring everything you need to know to dominate the online competition, as well as how to level up quickly, how to Prestige, and Commend a player in Headquarters.

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Call of Duty: WW2 is out in the wild, and Treyarch are still pumping out DLC packs and updates for the game regularly. In this CoD WW2 multiplayer guide, we'll be walking you through all the essential tips and tricks you need to know in order to get to grips with the game, so you can get competing with the online competition as quickly as possible.

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.

CoD WW2 Guide

Just below, you can find a compilation of all our CoD WW2 guides so far, including the best Call of Duty: WW2 guns, as well as complete guide to the Zombies mode:

CoD WW2 Tips and Tricks

Just below, you can find complete summaries for every single multiplayer mode featured in Call of Duty: WW2. There are straight up deathmatch modes like Team Deathmatch and Free-for-All, as well as objective-focused games like Kill Confirmed, or Hardpoint. This guide will give you a complete rundown of every mode in the game, and will also give you some general tips and tricks to improve your chances of winning at each.

  • 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.
Orders obtained in Headquarters can give you bonus XP.

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.

CoD 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.

When Call of Duty: WW2 launched at the beginning of November 2017, CoD Points hadn't been introduced in the game, but they're now fully implemented and part of the game. For all the details you need about the microtransaction currency, head over to our Call of Duty: WW2 CoD Points guide.

CoD 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.

CoD 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 means you're going to hve to reach the higher levels of Call of Duty: WW2 in order to unlock the best Scorestreaks in the game. For all the info on how to rank up the highest levels as quickly as possible, including which game modes you should ideally be playing, head over to our Call of Duty: WW2 Prestige guide.

Call of Duty: WW2 Ranked Play Season 1 Guide

Season 1 of Ranked Play for Call of Duty: WW2 kicked off back on December 1, 2017, and although we don't yet have a date for when Season 1 will end, we do know how this debut season will function in the game.

Ranked Play is completely seperate from standard online play, and requires you to play 10 'placement' matches in order to determine your Season 1 starting position. Every weapon is unlocked for you to pick from in Ranked Play, but some of the weapon attachments, as well as the light machine gun class of weapon, have been disabled for Ranked Play.

You'll need to build up your ten custom classes, picking from any Division and any weapons you wish, and then head into your Ranked Play placement matches. Once you've completed your Ranked Play placements matches, you'll find yourself in one of eight grades, ranked from Rank One, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, and finally Top 100.

We don't yet know what rewards wait in store for players once Ranked Play Season 1 comes to a close, but we'll be sure to update this guide as soon as we uncover any additional information.

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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  • Avatar for Brianej55 #1 Brianej55 A year ago
    Would appreciate if anyone could get back and help please on how to get off the beach on game opening?
    Thank you
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  • Avatar for vegitagt36 #2 vegitagt36 A year ago
    @Brianej55 If you’re playing on Veteran and struggling to get across the beach on D-Day something that could help would be to follow/listen to the NPC’s. When you land start to run when Tucker runs. Next, start to run again when Pierson instructs you to move. Following the NPC’s should get you to the top of the beach. Though it still may take a few tries.
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  • Avatar for shazza1 #3 shazza1 A year ago
    I would like to add that to unlock the SVT, you need to prestige once through the infantry division; not reach prestige from your soldier rank. each division, when prestiged, unlocks a special gun. that should be rectified in the article!
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  • Avatar for spaprock #4 spaprock 11 months ago
    What's that old adage, "opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one and they all stink". The best guns of COD WWII is no exception.

    My opinion is based on around 500 games of mainly hardcore, team deathmatch.

    1. BAR - The list is correct there, the best overall gun, regardless of distance
    2. FG42 & STG44 - A close tie to being the 2nd best rifles compared to the bar. The FG42 does a little better on range, the STG shoots faster so it's better up close
    3. MP40 - Best SMG
    4. M1A Carbine - Best sniper rifle (yes I know it's a regular rifle, but it out does all the snipes)
    5. MG-42 - Arguably the best LMG, close runner up is the MG-15

    My opinion on the guns stated in the list above, the SVT-40 sucks, it jumps everywhere so you'll likely need to always use the grip to tame it. The 1941 and the PPsH on hardcore take way too many bullets to take someone down unless you are right on top of them. The Lewis LMG takes forever to reload, but the same can be said for just about all the LMGs, the difference being it's capacity is a lot less than a MG42 so you are reloading a lot more with the Lewis.
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