In case you didn’t know, this year’s Call of Duty is going back to its roots; there’s no more jetpacks, no more drones, no more wallrunning. It’s back to basics, and it seems a lot of people — including me — is on board with this change for the upcoming Call f Duty: WWII.
While the shooter’s release date is a few months away, Activision is letting gamers get a taste of the action in a private multiplayer beta set to take place this August 25 on the PlayStation 4, and September 1 on the Xbox One. Just to get you pumped up, Activision has released the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer private beta trailer and it’s definitely looking fantastic so far.
Sledgehammer Games has also detailed what beta participants can expect come next week, and also, what not to expect.
Here’s an overview on what you should expect in the Private Multiplayer Beta:
- Maps – At least three Multiplayer maps, including: Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar.
- War – Operation Breakout
- Modes – Fan-favorite modes, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint.
- Divisions – Enlist in the Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, or Mountain Division. You are not limited to any one Division, and we encourage you to try them all!
- Progression – Players will begin at Soldier Rank 1 and rank up through a limited progression to unlock weapons, scorestreaks, equipment, and Basic Training Skills.
Here’s what you should not expect in the Private Multiplayer Beta:
Headquarters – We’re testing the match-making of this all-new social experience, but access to this space will not be active during the Multiplayer Beta.
Supply Drops, and Loot – These customization features that add depth and personality to your soldier will not be included in the Multiplayer Beta.
Esports – Ranked Play, Game Battles, and our suite of competitive features will be accessible when we release in November.
Additional content not in the Private Multiplayer Beta includes: full progression, remaining maps and modes, additional War Mode maps, and the full armory of weapons, scorestreaks, Basic Training, and equipment.
Stay tuned for our Call of Duty: WWII private beta impressions once it’s available, and we’ll also be putting up gameplay footage of the MP1st crew mowing down enemies and taking names — or us getting repeatedly killed, which is more likely.