An unfortunate reality for today’s gaming industry is that leaks are commonplace, especially as it pertains to the biggest releases. Call of Duty: WW2, the upcoming first-person shooter from Sledgehammer Games, has been a victim to leaks as well, both before and after its announcement earlier this year. The latest round of leaks have revealed details about the game’s multiplayer and Zombies modes, and according to co-studio head Michael Condrey, some of the leaked information is accurate.
While he did confirm at least one bit of leaked info, Condrey mostly stopped short of clarifying which leaked Call of Duty: WW2 details are accurate and which are not. However, he did say that he considered some of the leaked information “spoilers,” but he doesn’t blame fans for reading the leaked info as it has hit the internet.
“Some of the details were inaccurate, early, or still subject to change. Others we would consider spoilers. We never plan for leaks, but we also understand that it’s hard for fans not to read the news when it’s about something they are so excited to learn more about.”
While Condrey remained mostly tight-lipped on which leaks are real and which are fake, he did confirm that reports on the Gridiron multiplayer mode are true. According to Condrey, Gridiron will be the Call of Duty: WW2 equivalent of Uplink, which is a popular game mode first introduced in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that has since become a series staple.
Some fans may be satisfied to learn that the Gridiron multiplayer mode is real, whereas others may be disappointed that Condrey didn’t confirm or deny more of the specific details in the leaks. Arguably the biggest and most controversial piece of information from the leaks is the claim that Call of Duty: WW2 will only have 10 multiplayer maps at launch, which would be relatively low for the franchise. And since at least one map, the classic Carentan map, is exclusive to season pass holders, it’s possible that Call of Duty: WW2 will launch with just nine maps available to everyone.
Of course, fans should keep in mind that Call of Duty: WW2‘s official map list has yet to be revealed by Sledgehammer Games or Activision, so it’s impossible to say at this point exactly how many maps it will launch with. Luckily, with the game’s launch less than a month away, fans won’t have to wait long for some additional clarification.
Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on November 3rd for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.