Sledgehammer Games may have already teased Call of Duty: WW2‘s new Headquarters mode, but at E3 2017 the developer shed even more light about the social feature. HQ sounds like the sort of mode that the game’s players will spend a lot of time in.
Headquarters is described as the “biggest innovation” to Call of Duty: WW2‘s multiplayer mode by the developer. It’s “an evolution” that began six years ago when the developer was working on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as it realized that “players needed a better way to engage in their character [and] to represent their efforts.” It brings the character to life, Sledgehammer explained.
The developer also confirmed that Headquarters will support 48 players, as previously rumored. That’s good news for those who love to brag, as Sledgehammer said that Call of Duty: WW2 players will “compete, socialize [and] peacock and show off” in Headquarters. The mode is also where players will “start and end the night” and it could “transform” how players interact with the game as well.
Call of Duty: WW2 Headquarters is clearly a massive component of the game’s multiplayer, but it is far from the only improvement that Sledgehammer Games is making to this year’s series entry. The developer has also introduced the objective-based War mode in which players team up and work together for more than just getting kills, capturing flags, and collecting dog tags. Some objectives include protecting a tank as it travels through the map, as well as rebuilding a bridge.
According to hands-on previews with the game, Call of Duty: WW2 should also take players back to their roots. The space combat and futuristic setting of last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare didn’t strike a chord with everyone. Fans hoped that the series developers’ reconsider what made fans love the franchise in the first place and deliver on that next time. Although Sledgehammer has been making this game since before Infinite Warfare was hit with backlash, it looks like it will be answering fans’ calls.
At E3 2017, Sledgehammer Games and Activision also announced the Call of Duty: WW2 beta dates. This should give fans ample opportunity to test the game out for themselves and make sure that it really does capture the essence of a Call of Duty game before it’s released later this year.
Call of Duty: WW2 releases November 6, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.