Sledgehammer Games has updated the Call of Duty: WW2 beta, adding a few new weapons, new equipment, new Basic Training perks, and a few extra tweaks. The beta officially went live on Friday, and will run for the next few days.
While the Call of Duty: WW2 beta is only supposed to be a slice of the finished game’s multiplayer, clearly Sledgehammer Games want to keep players invested for as long as possible. As a result, the studio has increased the level cap in the Private Beta to level 25. Previously, players would top out at level 20, with no additional items to unlock while gaming.
Alongside the level cap increase, Call of Duty: WW2 has added the various guns and equipment that would be unlocked via those additional levels. That includes the Waffe 28 Submachine Gun, the Fighter Pilot scorestreak, the 1911 pistol, the S-Mine 44, and the Energetic Basic Training perk. Of the bunch, the submachine gun seems the most intriguing, if only because it is a higher tier weapon. Unfortunately, most players have already settled into a meta focused on the STG assault rifle.
It’s hard to deny that the Call of Duty franchise has waned in popularity over the last few years, but the return to WW2 and the boots on the ground concept for multiplayer has seemingly rejuvenated fans and generated a ton of interest. But this beta is most players’ first chance to go hands-on with the game and actually see what Sledgehammer Games is trying to accomplish by keeping things simpler in terms of movement, weapons, and equipment.
So far it appears that the developer has done well, considering that a lot of players already hit the level 20 within a few hours of the multiplayer beta launching. It’s unclear if that was what inspired this decision to add new content to the beta, or if it was always part of the plan. As was mentioned, it’s smart to keep feeding content into the multiplayer because it keeps players coming back for the duration of the beta. With only a few modes and a few maps, there wasn’t bound to be much incentive to play after the initial sampling, but now that’s changed.
Call of Duty: WW2 releases November 3, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Thanks Charlie Intel