Developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, Call of Duty: WWII returns to the series’ roots. Starting with the D-Day landing in Normandy, the players will step into the shoes of private Ronald “Red” Daniels of the US 1st Infantry Division, and battle through Europe in faithfully reproduced locations, experiencing the bonds of brotherhood between common men, and the unforgiving nature of the bloodiest war in history.
On top of the single-player campaign, Call of Duty: WW2 offers a standalone co-op featuring Nazi Zombies and adrenaline-filled gameplay. The game also has traditional multiplayer with “visceral, boots-on-the-ground combat”, according to the publisher. The virtual lobby from Advanced Warfare has been evolved into Headquarters, a social space which offers new ways to interact and socialize with online friends and the CoD community. Another new addition to the franchise is the narrative-driven War mode, which features asymmetric gameplay with unique objectives for each team.
The first bonus for reserving a copy of Call of Duty: WWII is access to the Private Beta multiplayer test. PlayStation 4 pre-orders will get to play earlier (August 25) than those on the Xbox One platform (September 1), and the beta won’t be available on the PC yet.
The second bonus, available at all participating retailers as well as digitally, is the animated purple lightning Nazi Zombies Weapon Camo depicted above.
Any retailer- or system-exclusive bonuses are listed below:
- GameStop: the Divisions Pack with 5 Premium Gear Sets inspired by the five divisions in the game (Infantry, Airborne, Mountain, Armored, and Expeditionary). Previously, a limited edition CoD: WW2 hat was offered.
- PlayStation Store: Dynamic Theme
The Divisions Pack is available with digital pre-orders via Steam, Xbox Store, and PlayStation Store as well. Also exclusive to digital pre-orders is 500 COD Points for use in Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, Season Pass for future content in 2018 ($50 value if purchased separately), and additional bonus content.
The GameStop-exclusive Pro Edition simply adds a collectible steelbook on top of the aforementioned Digital Deluxe content, and is also priced at $99.99.
Call of Duty: World War II is scheduled to launch on November 3, 2017 for current-gen consoles and PC.