With Exo Zombies only added to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as post-release DLC, there are many fans that haven’t seen what Sledgehammer Games is capable of doing with the popular Zombies game mode. That will change with Call of Duty: WW2, which is set to feature a brand new take on Zombies.

As revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, Sledgehammer Games is making some important changes to the Zombies formula in Call of Duty: WW2. Perhaps the most significant change will be the tone of Zombies in the game, trading the wisecracking protagonists for a more serious bunch of survivors, and dropping ridiculous settings like Zombies in Spaceland in favor of a more grounded approach.

Call of Duty: WW2‘s take on Nazi Zombies will be darker, and should feel more like an actual horror game than previous versions of the mode. This should come as no surprise to fans, as Sledgehammer has already claimed its take on Zombies to be the scariest version ever, and the studio is comprised of people that once worked on the critically-acclaimed Dead Space horror franchise at EA.

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The horror tone and grounded approach in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode will likely be the most noticeable changes coming when the game releases this fall, but Sledgehammer is making other changes as well. For example, players will now have customizable loadouts they can tweak before matches, and they will also permanently unlock perks that will help them in future attempts at the mode. This is in stark contrast to how perks worked in previous Zombies modes, which were consumable items that players could lose upon death.

It sounds like these changes should help Call of Duty: WW2‘s Zombies mode have a more profound sense of progression than previous versions of the mode have had in the past. It could also mean those that struggle in Zombies will have a better chance at getting to high rounds or completing Easter eggs, as they can improve on their characters like an RPG instead of starting from scratch each time.

While these are major changes to the Zombies formula for sure, many other aspects of the popular game mode will stay the same in Call of Duty: WW2. Players will still be mowing down hordes of the undead, activating traps, and buying guns off the wall, so the core gameplay in Call of Duty: WW2‘s Nazi Zombies mode sounds like it will remain mostly untouched.

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on November 3rd for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: Game Informer