Leaks tend to be a common thing this time of year as the annual gaming event known as E3 approaches in June. This year appears to be no different as the next Call of Duty appeared ahead of schedule with various screenshots and other details. Known as Call of Duty: WW2, Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games are taking the franchise back to its roots by focusing on the brutal conflicts of World War II. While the game may be treading familiar ground, Sledgehammer is defying expectations by introducing new mechanics into the game, perhaps inspired by another Activision mega-franchise.
Thanks to a reveal stream on Twitch, Activision has confirmed a few more details coming to Call of Duty: WW2 including a social space for the multiplayer side of the game called Headquarters. Taking cues from social spaces in Destiny like the Tower or The Reef, Headquarters is intended to serve as a location for players to socialize as well as feature recognition and awards. Activision declined to go further into detail, but it would appear that this is a base of operations of sorts for players where challenges, loot, and other items can be obtained rather than done through a menu.
Fans looking for additional details on the upcoming shooter will have to wait for June where the title will be shown off and playable for the first time at E3. Considering that Sony and Activision are once again partnering to provide a timed exclusive window for downloadable content on the PlayStation 4, it's likely that Call of Duty: WW2 will be given some stage time during Sony's press conference, which is expected to be sometime on Monday, June 12.
While Activision remains the link between development studios like Bungie and Sledgehammer Games, this isn't the first cross-pollination players have seen between franchises like Call of Duty and Destiny. With the launch of the Rise of Iron expansion for Destiny last year, a brand new multiplayer mode called Supremacy joined the other various modes. The team deathmatch-inspired mode tasked players with collecting kill credits for their team after taking down an enemy, or denying an enemy kill by picking up a teammate's crest before the enemy team. To many, it wasn't hard to see the inspiration behind the new mode came from Call of Duty's popular Kill Confirmed mode, which also features similar rules.
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Call of Duty: WW2 launches on November 3, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Call of Duty – Twitch