E3 Countdown: Call of Duty: WWII

In the lead-up to E3, we’re counting down with our most anticipated titles. You can find out when all the press conferences are taking place in Australian/NZ times HERE.

Hot off the heels of Battlefield 1 tearing its competition to shreds last year with the boots on the ground return to the old school theatre of war, Activision has followed suit, opting to shy away from the out of vogue modern, or even futuristic, warfare and focus on the conflicts of 1944 and 1945.

Call of Duty: WWII is set to do away with all of the modern day franchise tropes in the hopes of recapturing that classic feeling once felt when firing up a Call of Duty. Infinite sprint and regenerative health are gone, as well are the series’ usual difficulty options. That choice has been replaced by a lone ‘hardcore mode’, which all players will have to endure.when-was-it-announced-codWhile there were a bunch of leaks beforehand, as is typical of the industry, Call of Duty: WWII was officially announced on April 21, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.where-will-we-see-it-codGiven that Sony has scored time exclusivity for Call of Duty: WWII’s map packs for a whopping 30 days, it’s entirely possible we’ll be given a healthy chunk of the campaign during their conference.when-will-it-release-codAs reliable as the sunrise, Call of Duty titles just always release in November. It’s already been confirmed that Sledgehammer’s WWII will land on November 3.

Chisel it in stone, Activision doesn’t miss street dates for this money-printing machine.what-do-we-want-codI’ve never been a huge multiplayer guy when it comes to Call of Duty, but we already know a multiplayer reveal is expected for E3. Modern Warfare hooked me briefly, but I’ve never been a fan of the twitch shooter often preferring something more tactically-minded. So I’d love to see Sledgehammer show off something that could dream to rival Battlefield and capture the vicissitudes of war.

As far as the campaign goes, I’d also love to see a slice that encapsulates some of the classic, epic moments of earlier Call of Duty stories. A band of brothers relying on each other to repel the Axis, much like the infamous Battle For Hill 400 from Call of Duty 2. It was one of the finest battles the franchise has seen and helped me fall in love with this series early on.