Published on June 13th, 2017 | by gareth0
Call Of Duty: WW2 Hands On
During our coverage of E3 2017 I was able to get some hands on time with
the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2. I am happy to say that any doubts about
the future of the franchise has been soundly laid to rest.
After an impressive video featuring a protracted battle in and around a
church, we were informed that the multiplayer portion of the game would
offer many new features for fans to enjoy. The first new feature is an
objective based mission for multiplayer teams. Such as taking strategic
locales, building items, setting demolitions, and escorting tanks to a
Players will also be able to select various online classes that such as
Assault and Recon which will each have weapons and combat styles unique to
The campaign mission shown to us incorporated many classic Call of Duty
elements such as waves of enemies and a player using a mix of weapons to
dispatch them as he interacts with several NPC characters. The graphics
were amazing and Sledgehammer has clearly paid great attention to detail
and what fans want from the series.
After watching the impressive video: it was time for some hands on action.
Although I play the game on PC, I was able to mount a respectable
showing using the PS 4 controller for our first match.
Playing as a German soldier, I was able to work with my team in bunkers
and trenches to dispatch enemies using a machine gun and grenades. I had
found memories of playing the first two Call of Duty games come rushing
back to me as I played.
The next mission was objective based and my team was tasked with capturing
a point where enemy units were dug in. I noted many of the units were
both male and female and that the weapons were diverse and effective
including smoke and gas grenades.
After securing the locale, we were tasked with building a crossing a
bridge and arming an explosive to turn the tide of the battle.
At this point I had to defend the locale and thanks to my heavy machine
gun, I cut down a slew of enemies who came within range.
Eventually our tank arrived and I escorted it and even manned the machine gun as we made our way deeper into enemy territory.
Call of Duty: World War 2 not only looks great but it appears to have
successfully combined the beloved classic elements of the series with some
The line of people wanting to play the game was so long that
it wrapped around their very large booth and was capped 40 minutes into
I cannot wait to see more as I loved every minute that I played.