Sledgehammer Games has confirmed Call of Duty: WW2 ranked play and GameBattles support will be coming to the game when it releases, all of this leading up to the private multiplayer beta that will be coming out on August 25, which will only be accessible to gamers who pre-order the game.
This will allow the game to be able to enter the esports community like many of the more modern Call of Duty games have before it, as GameBattles is one of the world’s leading esports communities for Call of Duty. Also included in the announcements however is a special new “War Mode”, a new multiplayer mode that will pit players on two different teams as they fight their way across various warzones.
In the case of the beta, players will be heading to the French village of St. Lo, a battle site during the Second World War. Though War Mode won’t be a very big mode (it’ll only be a six-on-six gametype), hopefully the sheer scale of it will make it a lot more hectic. War Mode will focus objectives that one team will have to push through in order to win, ranging from crossing a bridge to blowing up a supply depot to escorting a tank through enemy territory.
Call of Duty: WW2 ranked play and GameBattles support will hopefully be able to get the game more into the esports scene after the rather dismal failure of Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer, which was one of the game’s most criticized aspects.
Alongside Call of Duty: WW2 ranked play and GameBattles support, beta players can expect an introduction to the game’s Divisions system, three maps including Point du Hoc, Gibraltar, and Ardennes, the War map Operation Breakout, regular modes Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint, and a limited amount of progression.
Call of Duty: WW2 comes out on November 3 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.