Like the Battlefield franchise, Call of Duty: WW2 is looking to shake up the current state of the franchise by taking things back to its roots. This year’s edition takes players back to World War II and focuses more on dealing with the horrors of war rather than being a super soldier taking on an entire army. Many staples of the franchise are getting overhauled such as regenerating health, forcing players to rely on teammates to restore health and ammo. With a renewed focus on realism and authenticity, Sledgehammer is also cutting back on certain over the top elements such as weapon camouflage.
In response to a fan on Twitter, Sledgehammer Games co-founder, Michael Condrey, revealed that weapon camos are going to be a bit more traditional in Call of Duty: WW2 than in previous games. While the studio also played around with potential animated weapon camo for the multiplayer modes, none could be found that kept the world from being immersive and believable. As such, animated weapon camo, present in previous games, have been removed entirely, and players will only find authentic weapon camo available inside the game.
We haven't found an animated camo for MP that achieves those goals. Consequently, there are no animated camos in MP currently (2/2)
— MCondrey @ #SDCC2017 (@MichaelCondrey) July 21, 2017
Authenticity within the campaign and multiplayer is a major focal point for the studio, so hearing that the team is doing away with many of the outlandish and wacky camos seen in previous games isn’t terribly surprising. One of the main ways to earn those camos is through supply drops, Call of Duty: WW2’s version of a loot system. Condrey went on to confirm that every piece of loot earned in a supply drop or elsewhere is cosmetic only, so players won’t need to worry about stats or weapon variants.
The big news from Call of Duty: WW2 this past week came from its Zombies mode. As promised, Sledgehammer Games revealed the first details and debut trailer at San Diego Comic Con, with the mode taking on more horror aspects than previously seen in the past. With veteran actors like Kathryn Winnick, David Tennant, and Ving Rhames attached to the project, Sledgehammer also seems to place more emphasis on story, as players explore a snowy Bavarian village in the attempt to reclaim stolen works of art stolen by the Axis powers. During this mission, the squad come across a key which ultimately unlocks a dark power.
Call of Duty: WW2 launches on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Michael Condrey – Twitter