Call of Duty WW2 PS4 beta start date confirmed


Activision during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference that the Call of Duty WW2 PS4 beta will kick off in August 25, 2017.

Those of you who want to get in on the action will have to pre-order the upcoming first-person shooter, although there’s no word yet on when the beta will be available on the PC and Xbox One. 

Call of Duty WW2 is due out for PS4, PC, and Xbox One on November 3, 2017. The game is the first entry in the multi-million selling franchise to take place in World War II since 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War, and is currently in development at Sledgehammer Games. Set during the latter stages of the Second World War, CoD WW2 focuses on the exploits of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division as they push the Nazis back throughout war-torn Europe, with atrocities such as the holocaust also being depicted.

In addition to the dedicated single-player campaign, the game will also support a comprehensive multiplayer mode, although there’s a few changes this time around. For starters, CoD WW drops the create-a-class system of previous games in favor of a brand new Divisions feature, which lets you pick from five different loadouts based on iconic WW2 classes. Furthermore, other popular gameplay mechanics, such regenerating health and unlimited sprint, will also not be returning making for a more realistic experience. 

Elsewhere, Call of Duty WW2 will also support the narrative-driven War Mode, which offers a series of battles between opposing teams based on actual conflicts from WW2.

"Allied and Axis soldiers clash in team-driven assault-and-defend gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives," said Sledgehammer’s Glen Schofield. "We partnered with Raven Software for development on War Mode."

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