Activision and Sledgehammer Games have been very deliberate with their reveals for Call of Duty: WW2. While the campaign reveal came first, and was then followed by multiplayer at E3 2017, many fans have wondered if and when a zombies reveal would eventually arrive. While many fans were already well aware that Call of Duty: WW2 will be at San Diego Comic Con later this month, Activision has confirmed that the fan-favorite zombies mode will finally be revealed.
In an effort to get the fanbase excited once again, the official Call of Duty Twitter Account posted a picture featuring a zombie wearing some sort of metal armor on its head with the date July 20. While the Tweet doesn’t give much else away, it appears that Sledgehammer Games has crafted a twisted new vision for the Call of Duty: WW2 mode, which fans can see for the very first time at the show.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 5, 2017
As it currently stands, not much is known about the game mode, though the studio has not been shy about teasing fans. In an interview last month, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey hinted that the mode will feature a backstory based on real events. He then went on further to say that the zombies mode will feature stronger survival horror elements, with members of the development team finding inspiration thanks to their previous work on the Dead Space franchise.
Considering that Sledgehammer Games has made a point to be as authentic as possible, it’ll be interesting if those same rules apply to a traditionally over the top mode like zombies. In past Call of Duty games, players were able to utilize power-ups, enter alternative dimensions, and wield outrageous style weapons like ray guns to battle the undead. With a renewed focus on World War II and a commitment to authenticity preventing regenerating health and unlimited sprint in the other modes, is the survival horror component a sign of things to come for the popular mode?
Are you looking forward to seeing a potentially revamped zombies style mode for this franchise? Let us know what you’re hoping to see from the reveal.
Call of Duty: WW2 launches on November 3, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.