Call of Duty: WW2 will feature a shared social space

    
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Someone called us? Something about some duty?

Everything about Call of Duty: WW2 seems like it’s going to be peak Call of Duty, doesn’t it? It’s World War 2, which is the go-to setting for shooty-bang-bang antics. It’s focused on multiplayer. It’s going to have a shared social space with daily quests and emotes. And it… wait, what was that last one? That’s new, and it’s been explicitly inspired by games like World of Warcraft, according to a new interview with the game’s developers.

The shared space will host 48 people at a time and be dubbed “Headquarters,” located on the beaches shortly after D-Day. Players will be able to communicate, emote, pick up daily quests (“mission challenges”), and otherwise wander around to explore. It’s not anywhere near what you could find in a full-featured MMO, of course, but it’s more than you might have expected from the franchise as a whole and this installment in particular.

Source: Eurogamer via PCGamesN
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PurpleCopper

TF2 eomotes confirmed! CONGA CONGA CONGA!

I’d imagine that people will be playing the Omaha Beach map constantly.

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NeoWolf

I’m guessing the shared social space is not going to be the back of the truck depicted for the story title? lol

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Vellik

The first thing that puzzled me about the headquarters statement in the article was that it seems like it’s focused only on the Americans( and hopefully British as well). It would probably be a bit jarring to see a German soldier wandering around an Allied HQ on the beaches of Normandy just /after/ D-Day, even if they were a PoW.

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Jeff

As I said look for every FPS, and RPG to start heading in this direction, people want MMO features without having to deal with the train wreck that is humanity.

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Reselect Name

I would love a CoD MMO. Sigh.

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Vellik

Well, there’s WWII Online, or Battlground Europe, or whatever it’s called these days. The team behind that game is supposedly working on a new release (i.e. WWII Online 2) to totally overhaul everything, but I haven’t heard much news about it. They do have a free trial/limited F2P mode, but again, the game is very dated.

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Jack Pipsam

While I dig going back to older conflicts for these AAA shooters, a lot about this new CoD just doesn’t make me interested the way it should be. I should be interested, I have fond memories of playing CoD 1 and 3 as a kid, I really enjoyed those. Although that was old CoD design, this would be still of the new CoD design and I just can’t care for it. Last CoD I truly enjoyed was CoD 5.

But something about how they’ve been marketing and showing off this new CoD just hasn’t caught my interest, least of all doing the tired old D-Day again, there’s like a whole war and that’s pretty much where every major shooter focused on.
As for this social space, eh… I mean I guess it’s different? That’s something right. I don’t think most will care or do much more than just spin around while jumping.

EA did good with WW1 all things considering with their campaign, I’d love to see DICE do that with WW2.

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Crowe

If you enjoyed through 5, you’re luckier than me! 1 & 2 were good but I haven’t liked anything since. Then again, I detest unlocks, etc. I’d much rather a balanced game where everyone starts off on a level playing field… each time the round starts.

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Jack Pipsam

Well when I played CoD: 4 Modern Warfare for the first time it blew my mind. Now of course that formula was done into the dirt so it’s easy to play it now and not be impressed, but at the time it felt so fresh, cool, proper #edgy too for the time. At least for myself and my peers.
Same went with CoD 5, the gameplay was still fresh, but changing the setting back to WW2 along with a half-focus on the Pacific Conflict (something I wished more games had done) made for what was at the time an interesting and cool game.
Not to mention they decided to knock the #edgy level up, something the young teen me was all about. The personal ratings restrictions had just been lifted on me, so give me ‘dat blood! All about that!
It was the golden era of Xbox LIVE on the 360, the dawn of YouTubers getting behind modern games, it was quite a time.

But after that I was bored to tears and never really went back to CoD even after trying a couple of the later ones. Halo was still the main focus of my FPS for most of that era until a few years ago and then Battlefield 3 came out, I was all about that. Now I am all into Rainbow Six: Siege. Also I feel like I have lost all my twitchy skills.
But I remember the CoD’s up to 5 fondly (never really played 2, heard it was good).