Call of Duty: WWII fans, Sledgehammer Games has a treat for you today! There’s a new COD WW2 update out now, which adds the COD WW2 Ground War (as previously reported), and a new “Blitzkrieg” community event, which has new weapons, new challenges and more.
The COD WW2 Blitzkrieg event starts today, and will run until Tuesday, May 8. Players can expect six new weapons, double XP events, new community challenges, even a new playable map! Check out the trailer below as well as the official details straight from Sledgehammer.
The Ground War multiplayer game mode is the biggest battle available in Call of Duty: WWII. With 9-on-9 matches across Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination and War, the stakes are bigger, and there is more danger around every corner. Ground War is available now, and visit CallofDuty.com to learn how to earn 2XP for playing it.
You’ll find modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed in Ground War throughout Blitzkrieg, so keep an eye on the Featured Tab in the Public Match lobby and get ready to make new friends!
Play Party Games in HQ
Are you a Prop Hunt player? Do you run the gamut in Gun Game? If so, you’ll want to hear this: the HQ is now a free playable map for Party Games in Call of Duty: WWII. Gather your squad and test your skills in Prop Hunt, Gun Game, and Free-For-All on this new playable map. The HQ map is a free permanent addition to Call of Duty: WWII, so enjoy!
Six New Weapons
Captain Butcher made sure to bring the firepower to push back the Axis army. Starting on April 17, you can earn the Type 5, ITRA Burst, and M2 Carbine rifles, the Type 38 Sniper, the Sterling SMG, and the Baseball Bat melee weapon. Reload your arsenal with these six new weapons and experiment with them alongside the recently overhauled Divisions.
The Blitzkrieg Community Challenge features new Orders from Major Howard, Contracts from Captain Butcher, as well as brand new Nazi Zombies Orders and Contracts. Knock ’em out and you’ll unlock free rewards such as a helmet, a weapon charm, and even an exclusive “Rosie II” Grease Gun variant.
Starting on April 20, you will need to band together with your fellow players to push towards an epic goal – completing 75 million Orders and Contracts collectively in Multiplayer! But fear not, because you’ll gain rewards at each step along the way. Work your way up through the tiers with the rest of your Allies, and push towards the goal!
Don’t forget, Sledgehammer Games overhauled the Division system, and it seems the studio isn’t done tweaking the game, so expect more changes in the coming weeks and months.