The Call of Duty: WW2 livestream, which you can check out right here, was full of details about the brand new shooter game, but multiplayer was only touched on a little bit. We got a very short, and light on details video, but what was more informative was the team talking about the mode. It turns out we’ll learn a whole lot this June because Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer will be at E3 on the show floor.
In response to a fan question about any Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer details Michael Condrey, chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games, revealed that while they can’t tell us much now, we will be seeing much more at E3 2017. For the first time Call of Duty will have a multiplayer demo available on the show floor for press and fans to try out.
“We have so much to share,” said Condrey. “Now we can’t show you a lot today. A lot of big stuff is coming at E3. But first and foremost, we’re talking ‘boots on the ground’ combat. And that well balanced Call of Duty, run and gun action in a brutal and visceral head to head conflict of WW2. So from maps to movement to weapons to melee. You know, our goal was to give players an all new boots on the ground experience for WW2.”
Condrey then went on to list some totally new stuff that players can expect in Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer. These include a new mode called War, an assymetrical multiplayer mode where players are split between the Allies and Axis powers. Factions will fight to defend or control key points, which will result in a lot of changes to the core gameplay, including map design.
Divisions are also new, with players enlisting in specific “units of their choice.” This wasn’t fully explained, but along with a new Headquarters that promises out of game activities, it seems like Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer is ready to reshape the franchise while bringing it back to its roots.