Call of Duty WW2 has just released on November 3, 2017 and its very first Ranked Season has started. However, not everyone has already jumped into the game, nor understanding all the Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer systems in the first place. Therefore, it would be a nice thing to round up what’s featured in Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer so far and check out some tips and tricks from experienced players. So with no further ado, let’s jump right in the guide to Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer tips and tricks!
This year’s Call of Duty includes quite a lot of game modes, namely: Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hard Point, War, Search and Destroy, Gridiron, Kill Confirmed, Free-For-All. Each mode has its own unique rules and play styles and therefore, understanding them is necessary. After all, information is a weapon, and to win a war, you need info:
This is our “traditional” Call of Duty mode where most soldiers come to kill… and also die of course. The goal is basically the same: our team has to kill enemy players faster than the opponent teams. Since it is mostly “killing fest”, having tons of allies is actually a great benefit in this game and therefore, it should be best to stay with our fellow soldiers.
Again, this is another traditional game mode in most FPS online games. In this mode, there are 3 points on the map. The team which captured the point will accumulate points and by the end of the match, the team which has more points will win.
This mode’s goal is quite similar to Domination in terms of capturing point on the map. However, there is only one point on the map and after a certain timer, the point will move to another location on the map. The next location is pretty much random and therefore, it is important to take notice of the timer. Also, we may want to scatter around the map a bit just before the timer’s end in order to find out the next point as early as possible.
War is kind of… new game mode in Call of Duty. It is a multi-stage mode in which attackers and defenders have to compete throughout multiple stages on a single map. The goal of the attackers is to capturing a point and building bridge. Next they have to place a bomb and defend until it explodes so that they can escort a tank to the map’s end. This is quite a difficult work for attackers since there are many steps and especially a timer. On the other hand, the defenders’ job is of course: preventing attackers from finishing their “business” until the timer ends.
Search and Destroy
This mode basically reminds us of traditional Dust map from Counter Strike in which the terrorists have to plant bombs at certain areas. Search and Destroy is pretty much the same, except that the 2 teams will take turns planting and preventing the bombs.
This is yet another new game mode in Call of Duty WW2. In this game there is a single ball in which each team has to compete to grab it. Next, the team which gets the ball has to bring it to the enemy team’s goal in order to win. Unfortunately for the ball carrier, all players can see the ball’s location and the carrier.
Kill Confirmed is quite an interesting mode since besides killing enemy players, we also have to get the dog tags from them. Each gathered dog tag will count towards the total results, so basically the team gets more enemy dog tags will win. The thing is: each team can recover their own team’s dog tags and therefore, pure killing does not mean absolute victory.
So, you have tried all the modes above and want to have something purely fun? In that case, we gladly introduce Free-for-All mode which basically throwing bunch of players into a “battle arena” and kill each other. There is no team, only you can rely on yourself.
Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer this time features a new area called “Headquarters”, which is like a social hub where players interact with each other “in harmony”; get missions, rank up, upgrade weapons, and more… Here are some important locations you need to know:
- Major Howard: He is the one who give you Orders. Orders are refreshed each day and you can take three at a time. Orders can also include extra tasks which will give you rewards upon completion.
- Quartermaster: Here you can buy various Contracts with Armory Credits. Contracts are like “bounty” which only lasts for a limit amount of time. After completion, players can gain rewards like Supply Drop (which is literally loot box). You can also check out your Collections and gain EXP rewards when you complete a collection set.
- Mail: This is where you can get your earned items or weapons waiting to be picked up.
- Gunsmith: You can find the Gunsmith on the actual beach. Here you can upgrade your weapons with perks or give them different skins.
- Theatre: This is where you watch videos posted from the official Call of Duty social channels.
- Prestige Outlook: You can only access this area when your Player Rank is 55. After reaching rank 55, you can get to the place and meet the General who will allow you to gain Soldier Prestige.
This is probably the most important thing you are waiting for. The Divisions system is similar to class system in which each Division will give you different advantages and unique weapons. Each Division has 4 ranks and each rank will give you certain bonuses as we will mention below. These Divisions are essential for your game progression and you definitely need to try out. Also, they are not permanently lock after choosing a certain Division and therefore, feel free to try all Divisions as you like. The available Divisions are:
- Rank 1: Rifle Bayonet
- Rank 2: Additional Primary Attachment
- Rank 3: Extra magazines
- Rank 4: Move significantly faster while aiming down sights
- Rank 1: SMG Suppressor
- Rank 2: Sprint for longer distances
- Rank 3: Climb over obstacles faster
- Rank 4: Increased sprint speed
- Rank 1: LMG Bipod
- Rank 2: Immune to Shell Shock and Tactical Equipment
- Rank 3: Take less fire damage
- Rank 4: Take significantly less explosive damage
- Rank 1: Sniper Sharpshooter
- Rank 2: Always invisible to enemy Recon Aircraft
- Rank 3: Hidden to player-controlled Streaks
- Rank 4: Silent Movement
- Rank 1: Shotgun Incendiary Shells
- Rank 2: Select a piece of Tactical and Lethal Equipment
- Rank 3: Throw equipment faster, farther and while sprinting
- Rank 4: Resupply equipment from killed enemies
Besides the bonuses above, after reaching Rank 4 you will see a notification below which tells you that your Division is ready to Prestige. You can find the Division Prestige spot where you can get Division Prestige. When you enter a Prestige Rank, your Division Rank will reset but your Player Rank and other progresses will still remain. In addition, you can gain rewards specifically for a Division, for example these are the Division Prestige I rewards:
- Infantry: SVT-40 rifle and “Scoped” Basic Training which gives less sway and faster movement aiming down sights.
- Airborne: MP-40 submachine gun and “Energetic” Basic Training which gives no fall damage and start sprinting again sooner.
- Armored: MG 42 light machine gun and “Hunker” Basic Training which gives earlier grenade warning and reduces damage taken from explosives.
- Mountain: KAR98K sniper rifle and “Inconspicuous” Basic Training which gives faster crouch movement and quieter movement in overall.
- Expeditionary: Sawed-off Shotgun and “Concussed” Basic Training which gives using British NO 69 as Tactical and using a second Lethal.
There are 4 Division Prestige ranks in total and each will give new rewards: Unique Player Card for rank II, Unique Uniform for rank III, and new Weapon Variant for rank IV.
These Basic Trainings are essentially Perks in Call of Duty WWII which give players different benefits. They can be unlocked via Player Rank progression or Division Prestige as we have mentioned above. While some Basic Trainings may sound useless, others can be extremely helpful in combat and therefore, you should check out these Basic Trainings to suit your play style.
So, you have reached Player Rank 55 and you are wondering what to do next. In that case, don’t worry because that’s when the Prestige Outlook we mentioned above comes into play. Here you can meet the General and enter new Prestige rank. After entering a Prestige rank, your Player Rank will reset back to 1 but your progressions will still remain. In addition, you will gain new rewards such as:
- Prestige Unlock Token which permanently unlocks new items for your loadouts.
- Unlocks new custom class slot.
- Unlocks rewards like Prestige Player card and Prestige helmet, and Challenges.
Each weapon has 12 ranks and it will rank up as we use it. Upon reaching rank 12, you can choose to Prestige that weapon at the Gunsmith and gives it cosmetic bonus. At Prestige I it will unlock Clan Tag and at Prestige II it will unlock Kill Counter. Again, these are cosmetic bonuses only, but still you can “show off” your favorite cool weapon.
Now that we have taken a look at important systems in Call of Duty WWII, let’s check out some Call of Duty WW2 tips and tricks!
2.1. Try Different Divisions
Normally many players prefer to stick to only 1 single play style, and in this case, 1 Division. We understand this is the safest way for beginners to experience firsthand and get used to the game. However, it will be a good idea to try out other Divisions eventually since each Division will give you different perspectives about the game. Each Division also gives you its own unique weapon (and Basic Training when you Prestige) and therefore, trying all Divisions are pretty much recommended. And in case you are wondering, Call of Duty WWII does not limit your weapon choice. You can use all weapons you unlock, including weapons which are not from your current Division. Another great reason to try out different Divisions and Division weapons is that there is a Basic Training called “Rifleman” which unlocks at Rank 12. The Rifleman Basic Training allows you to equip 2 Primary Weapons at once instead of 1 Primary and 1 Secondary. In addition, it increases your weapon swap speed. Overall, it is a pretty nice Perk, especially when you enjoy using weapons from different Divisions.
2.2. Mix The Loadouts
This one is kind of related to the first tip. The point is: some players may only want to play a specific set of loadout. However, we recommend trying different things, firstly for fun, and secondly for easier adaptation. If you enjoy the War mode, you will see that there are many different situations in which you really need to change your play style. Since the game always changes its objectives and situations, being able to adapt is necessary to ensure the ultimate victory. After all, you may win the battle, but not the War.
2.3. Keep Your “Ears” Open
Okay, we agree that many of us don’t really like voice chat due to… trash talk. But in many situations, especially when fighting with your team, at least you will need to listen to the team. Communication is always important in these team-based games like War mode. Therefore, even if you don’t (or unable to) like to speak up, at the very least you can keep your “ears” open. The in-game teammates are also extremely helpful since they will inform you about the enemy’s locations. Of course there will be lots of talking throughout the game but you will soon get used to that.
2.4. Always Get Division Prestige
Losing all bonuses from your favorite Division may feel unnerving at first, but going Prestige will give you more than that. Despite resetting your Division Rank, Prestige allows you to access new unique weapon and Basic Training. Especially when you get to the final Division Prestige, you will unlock the “ultimate weapon” of that Division, which is always important for your progression.
Soldier Prestige is also necessary to progress. The only downside is that you have to rank up from 1 to 55 again. But that aside, you still keep your progression and especially you can get Prestige Token which can permanantly unlock any one weapon or item.
2.5. Some War mode tips
Out of the 8 Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer modes, the War mode is definitely the most exciting (and probably the most intense) of them all. Especially when you want to get experience quickly, War mode is a fine choice once you get a hang of it since it includes lots, lots of opportunities to gain points. And to make War mode “a bit easier”, here are some recommend tips from experienced players:
- Stick to the Mounted Machine Guns: According to many players, the core thing in War mode is to control the area. Therefore, these mounted machine guns are extremely helpful in slowing the enemies (and even kills a bunch). Of course you will have to face risk of being sniped, but after all, getting tons of kill is not a primary thing at War.
- Grab Smoke Grenades: Again, in such a “chaotic” game like War mode, controlling ground is necessary. However, not every time you can have easy match where your team dominates the enemy. Often the time both attackers and defenders have to advance forward under the enemy’s fire. As the results, smoke grenades are your best friend to counter the enemy. Smoke grenades do not only blind your enemy, but it also “blinds” the mini-map.
- Change Loadouts When Necessary: We cannot stress this enough. In War mode, you will be able to change your Loadouts after each area. Depending on your team’s current situation, you will need to adapt and change your play style to suit the team’s need.
- Don’t care about Kill/Death or Scorestreaks: In War mode, Kill/Death and Scorestreaks are not included, which means there is no need to worry about your Kill/Death ratio. The main point of War mode is to complete the objectives; therefore, it is necessary to care about the current situation rather simply killing. Of course, killing a lot can help your team but that’s not the entire story. Also, you don’t have to worry much about dying since… dying is normal in War. That said, we don’t recommend “feeding” to the enemy team anyway since that will be bad for our comrades.
And that’s it folk! What do you think about Call of Duty WW2 so far? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!
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