It’s not like this is the first you’re hearing about Call of Duty: WWII. The upcoming World War 2 era shooter is poised to take the gaming works by storm this November, and we had a chance a couple weeks ago to see just how awesome this title will be. Get ready, folks. It’s intense.
Prepare yourself for a new school called Divisions. In WWII, Divisions fundamentally redefines how players invest in their Multiplayer career. A reimagining of the create-a-class system, players choose from five iconic World War II divisions (Infantry, Airborne, Armored, Mountain, Expeditionary), each with specific basic combat training, division training and weapon skills.
The Three Beta Multiplayer Maps:
All three of these maps give a different view of the hellish battlefields of Call of Duty: WWII. With differing sizes, vantage points and clutch choke locations that can turn the tide of the match — be prepared to work on your map memory and teamwork to get through these with the lowest number of casualties.
Gibraltar: Using the defense of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar keeps the Allied forces fueled and supplied and that makes it a clutch location to destroy and keep for the German divisions. This is not a map that is make-or-break for any single division and can be aided by having a full and flourishing team composition of all divisions. You’re going to want those higher ranks in your divisions and those of your team on this map because it’s not just a little bloody — but intensely so. Best note is to stay tight is to hammer in on the defense and keep things fortified or you’ll get overwhelmed fast.
Pointe du Hoc: You’ll engage in tight combat from the trenches but have the ability to shift to nightmarish one-on-ones at the farmhouse. It’s important to use these places to keep a tight rein on the access routes that lead up the bluffs. Within this close proximity of Normandy, you have to be the ones to dive in and cut them off at the artery.
Ardennes Forest: Taking place during the Battle of the Bulge, this is where the finality of the German’s onslaught efforts were made in order to crush the front lines of the Allied forces. I’ve noticed Mountain and Airborne work beautifully here as you need to keep fast, quiet and ready to mobilize at the drop of a dime.
The visuals will immerse players in the WW2-era, and will impress even the biggest history buffs with the team’s painstaking attention to detail. It’s not unusual that Call of Duty games have beautiful maps and attention to detail that keeps you locked in your sights, and WWII is no different. . The maps demonstrate a gorgeous history-book level dedication to visuals, and I admired it.