The Call of Duty franchise is going back to its World War 2 roots with the newly-released Call of Duty: WWII. This release of the first-person shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision is the fourteenth installment in the series and is out November 3, 2017 for PC and gaming consoles.
In the game, players will battle across the European theatre of the war, in strategic locations of the most important war in all history. The multiplayer mode expands to different fronts not seen in the campaign.
A revolutionary introduction in this Call of Duty installment are the health packs. Health regeneration won’t be available in the campaign, instead players will have to find health packs scattered throughout each level.
The CoD:WWII multiplayer reveal trailer was shown at E3 2017, which took place from June 13–15, 2017, and it announced new features, such as the new headquarters social space, divisions instead of the usual create-a-class system, paratroopers, objectives like bomb planting and vehicle escorts, and the return to “boots-on-the-ground” gameplay.
WWII will also include a zombies cooperative game mode, dubbed Nazi Zombies, which takes place in an alternate history. This new game mode is also set in the events of World War II, but it represents a fictional take on the war, featuring the Third Reich trying to gain an advantage and change the outcome of the war by creating an undead army in the final stages of the global conflict.
All in all, the new CoD release maintains a good balance between legacy and innovation, definitely moving the series forward through its new features.