Call of Duty® Returns to its Roots and Brings an Epic, World War II Experience to New Generation of Gamers
Definitive World War II Game Delivers a Gripping, Personal Story, Boots-on-the-Ground Multiplayer Combat, Terrifying Nazi Zombies Co-Operative Gameplay
New Season of Call of Duty World League Gets Underway
Annual Race to Prestige Fundraiser Livestream Brings the Squad Back Together to Benefit Call of Duty® Endowment
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–Call of Duty®: WWII is available now digitally and at
global retailers worldwide. The most anticipated multi-platform game of
this holiday according to Nielsen Game Rank™, marks Call of Duty®’s
return to where the franchise first began, World War II. The new title
takes players to the frontlines of the greatest military conflict ever
known, through a personal story of heroism and the unbreakable bond of
brotherhood, in the fight to save the world from tyranny.
Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII also delivers a boots-on-the-ground multiplayer experience with new community-engaging features as well as a terrifying cooperative mode, Nazi Zombies.
“Call of Duty: WWII is the right game at the right time for our fans. Returning the franchise to its gritty, boots-on-the-ground, military roots was a big opportunity and a big
responsibility. We were determined to deliver an unforgettable World War
II experience, and I think we have,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of
Activision. “Our teams at Sledgehammer and Raven not only captured the
epic scale and authentic atmosphere of the most brutal war ever fought,
they also brought a hell of a lot of innovations—from a whole new way to
play multiplayer with War Mode, to a new social space with Headquarters,
to a jump-out-of-your-chair-scary Nazi Zombies mode. Whether you’re a
long-time player, or totally new to the franchise, this is the game that
will bring all of our fans together.”
“Call of Duty: WWII has been incredibly personal for us,
with members of the Sledgehammer Games team and cast directly connected
to World War II veterans. From the start, we committed ourselves to
recreating the setting and locations, as well as years of research to
make sure we captured the spirit and tone that players will experience,”
said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games.
“Being a part of taking Call of Duty fans back to World War II
has been an unforgettable privilege for all of us,” added Michael
Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games. “The stories
of sacrifice, comradery, and selflessness demonstrated by the men and
women of The Greatest Generation inspired each of us to do the very best
work of our careers. We kept these humble heroes at the forefront of
developing the game and we proudly share it with the Call of Duty
community in their honor.”
Call of Duty: WWII is loaded with an incredible amount of
content, and delivers a variety of new ways for all players to connect,
compete, and engage as a community across the unique modes of play. The Call
of Duty: WWII story campaign immerses players into an
intense journey filled with gripping action and epic battles. Players
follow the story of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a member of the US 1st
Infantry Division, who joins British forces and the French Resistance,
and battle across the beaches of Normandy, to the liberation of Paris
and ultimately into Germany.
Call of Duty®: WWII multiplayer is a fast-paced, grounded,
and action-packed mode set in some of the most iconic locations in World
War II’s European theater with an arsenal of iconic weapons and
equipment to suit different play styles and innovative ways to
experience the mode, including:
- War Mode: Developed in partnership with Raven Software, allows
players to compete against each other as Allies and Axis forces in
team-driven, objective missions.
- Divisions: Redefines create-a-class system for how players
develop their WWII Multiplayer Careers by enlisting in five iconic
divisions, including the first to the fight Airborne Division,
sharpshooting Mountain Division, the versatile Infantry Division,
heavily-equipped Armored Division, and the Expeditionary Division
armed with incendiary rounds and shotguns.
- Headquarters: An evolving, shared social space for players to
connect with fans and friends.
Nazi Zombies is an all-new, cooperative zombies mode that thrusts
players into a dark and terrifying, new and unique storyline set within
a mythical and mystical World War II universe. Players embark on a
chilling journey through a snowy Bavarian village in Germany, which
holds a twisted secret to an unimaginable and monstrous power.
With the launch of Call of Duty: WWII, the Call of Duty
World League (CWL) prepares for its biggest season yet with $4.2 million
in total prize money on the line, the largest in Call of Duty esports
history. Players can participate online in CWL Ladders at launch via the
in-game MLG GameBattles mode on PlayStation 4 and earn CWL Pro Points,
which determines seeding for online and offline leagues and events.
Teams can also participate in-person at CWL Global Open LAN tournaments
beginning with the CWL Dallas Open on December 8-10. Learn more at
In conjunction with the release of Call of Duty: WWII, the
Call of Duty™ Endowment is getting the squad back together for the
annual Race to Prestige. Kicking-off on Thursday, November 2, at 10:00
am Pacific, personalities iiJERiiCHOii, GoldGloveTV, TmarTn, Hutch, and
VernNotice will play and livestream action-packed Call of Duty: WWII
Multiplayer directly from Sledgehammer Games around the clock through
Sunday, November 5. Viewers can tune into the broadcast, streaming live
from Sledgehammer Games and featuring special guests and members of the
development team, at twitch.tv/therace.
Call of Duty: WWII is rated M for Mature and is now
available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One X and, Xbox One. For PC fans, the
game is also now available on Steam. Call of Duty: WWII comes
in the following editions:
- Base Edition and Digital Base Edition –
Suggested Retail Price, SRP $59.99.
- Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more, SRP
- Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible Steelbook™ and
more, SRP $99.99
Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII
Editions. Season Pass content is available first on PlayStation®4.
**Season Pass purchasers receive 2018 Call of Duty: WWII
Season Pass content. Season Pass content is not final, is subject
to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for
the game. Season Pass content may not be available in all countries,
and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Season Pass content
should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase
separately, or you will be charged again. Season Pass content may be
The title is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by Sledgehammer Games with additional development support
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