It has been a long time since Call of Duty has featured a campaign and theme centered around World War 2, but a decline in sales has lead the franchise to this point. Developer Sledgehammer Games has been given the task of righting the Call of Duty ship by focusing on boots on the ground, both in campaign and multiplayer.
For those that are curious about the Call of Duty: WW2 campaign and how substantial it might be, Game Rant has all of the details. It depends on the difficulty, but the average player should expect to spend about 5-7 hours in the single player campaign, assuming they watch all cutscenes.
Playing on a higher difficulty is likely to add some time to a campaign playthrough, depending on the player’s skill level. For some, the highest difficulty will still be a breeze, even with no regenerating health, while others will need to be patient and thus the game can take longer to complete.
A 7-hour campaign is par for the course as far as Call of Duty campaigns are concerned and in line with past completion times. Last year’s Infinite Warfare was a bit of an outlier since there were a lot of optional missions to complete during the campaign or after it was finished, but most Call of Duty titles deliver about 6 hours of single player entertainment.
Of course, single player is only one piece of the Call of Duty puzzle and WW2 is no different. Sledgehammer Games had the unique opportunity to take Call of Duty multiplayer back to an era of boots on the ground and fans seem to be receptive to the familiar look and feel. That is if they can get into a multiplayer match with the servers acting up the last few days. For some players, the multiplayer connection problems have been non-existent, but for others, they have put a huge damper on what could be a promising start.
Alongside multiplayer and a campaign, Call of Duty: WW2 brings back the fan-favorite Zombies mode, albeit with some twists from Sledgehammer Games. Members of the development team have been teasing players with talk of an experience that echoes Dead Space, but this is still Zombies at its core.
So while it may only take a few hours to get through the Call of Duty: WW2 campaign, there are dozens more hours of content waiting for players. After all, for many players, the campaign is the least popular aspect of the series.
Call of Duty: WW2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.