Sledgehammer Games’ buildup to Call of Duty: WW2‘s big Zombie reveal on July 20 sharpened today with an update of the teaser site and an official blog post. The teaser site in particular is interesting, as it updates the “Classified” media that makes up the bulk of the mysterious Zombies info for Call of Duty: WW2. As expected, the teaser site doesn’t reveal any specific gameplay details regarding Zombies, but it does provide plenty of backstory and supplementary information for what’s likely to come.
YouTuber MrRoflWaffles was delivered an envelope from Sledgehammer games including a letter from one Klaus to his sister, Marie. Klaus discusses being angry having to return home to take care of their now deceased father, and how it led to a miraculous discovery, Barbarossa’s sword. Klaus reveals that the Nazis were informed and brought to the sword, mentioning a Fuhrer Heinz F. Rochtev and a Doctor Straub’s involvement. Klaus also mentions offhandedly his “research” with mentor Dr. Linden has new potential due to the sword.
Further inspection of the letter reveals a code (12091), which unlocks today’s newly updated teaser site and access to Marie’s journal. In her journal Marie reveals her plan to join an American organization by the name of The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program to venture back to her hometown, recover the artifacts taken by the Nazis, and confront her brother. The journal joins the previously unlocked radio receiver and personnel files on Call of Duty: WW2 campaign characters.
As interesting as Klaus’ letter and Marie’s journal are, they don’t provide much definitive information regarding Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombie co-op mode. What’s needed are some conclusive details, but speculation will have to do. Clearly we have two opposing forces here: Klaus the mad physician teamed with the Nazis wielding the power of Barbarossa’s sword, and then Marie with the American organization out to retrieve the Nazi’s stolen artifacts.
There’s one final hint left to consider that should point fans in the right direction. As the new code is accepted into the Classified teaser site, another code is flashed: M4713. That might be a medical code referring to pain and disease of the spine, perhaps implying a surgical intervention. And that ties in to the recent Zombies teaser image released by Sledgehammer showing an invasive surgical procedure. It could very well be the grafting of some sort of metal object onto someone’s spine. The mixing of experimental science and ancient, magical artifacts always leads to great gameplay.
Here’s the one juicy detail to come out of Sledgehammer Games’ blog regarding the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2 Zombies reveal, which featured a photo of a zombie face adorned with a metallic covering:
“Our team has been cranking on this year’s Zombies and it’ll be more gruesome and terrifying than ever. Last week, we released the image above on social media. This image – namely, the metal caging on the face – hints at the unique new direction we are taking with this year’s Co-Op mode. Spoiler: It will be dark. And it will be chilling.”
It seems that mixing medical experimentation with mystical artifacts, which explains the Dead Space comparisons, definitely sounds like the right idea. Fans won’t have to wait much longer for the full story. Zombies, Klaus and Marie’s hopefully heartwarming reunion, will be unveiled on July 20
Call of Duty: WW2 releases November 3, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.