Call of Duty WW2 has been out for over a week now, and sees Sledgehammer Games return to the series’ roots with a World War 2 setting.
The PS4, Xbox One and PC shooter has been getting positive reviews from critics, and Call of Duty WW2 is going down a treat with fans also.
In the first three days since release Call of Duty WW2 has sold TWICE as many units as last year’s entry, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.
Activision revealed that Call of Duty WW2 sold around £379million in its first three days on sale across the globe.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, said: “We challenged our players to get their squads back together and they answered the call, with the highest number of players we’ve ever seen on current gen consoles and PC.
“Call of Duty: WWII returns the franchise to its roots and the results are incredible, selling twice as many units in its opening weekend as last year, and setting the day one record for full-game downloads on PlayStation 4.
“Our $500 million opening weekend was not only bigger than Thor: Ragnarok’s, it was bigger than the opening weekends of both Thor and Wonder Woman combined.
“And we’re committed to supporting the community with continuous improvements and new content.”
The impressive sales figures for Call of Duty’s return to a WW2 setting could mean Activision decides to explore this era and real-world environment more.
In recent years Call of Duty has moved away from the grounded, real-life settings it made it’s name with to go for a futuristic, sci-fi feel instead.
The huge success of Call of Duty WW2 may mean Activision will stick to World War 2 settings for future COD games.
Or, alternatively, they could revisit other eras – like the original Black Ops which was set during the Cold War.
The news comes as Call of Duty WW2 fans were hit by another server outage.
Call of Duty WW2 players reported the game down again after the recent update 1.05 was rolled out.
Down Detector received reports from hundreds of fans that Call of Duty WW2 was offline in the early hours of today.
Sledgehammer Games have acknowledged the server issues and said they are working to restore dedicated server support.
In their most recent tweet, they posted: “STATUS UPDATE: We’re currently working to restore dedicated servers, and testing to avoid further interruptions.
“We’ll update as soon as possible.”
It comes after Call of Duty WW2 on its first weekend after release was down for thousands of players who tried to play it online.
The new update 1.05 is expected to fix a number of issues Call of Duty WW2 fans have experienced since launch.
A statement from Sledgehammer Games posted to Reddit with the patch notes read: “We’ve heard the community loud and clear over social channels, and we’re working around the clock to ensure a better experience for all players,” a message from the Sledgehammer reads on Reddit.
“We’ve been tracking issues as they arise on our end and have pushed an update to address some of your top concerns.”
A lot of these new changes are COD multiplayer fixes, which should help to bring more stability to the overall experience.
Sledgehammer have also provided a few buffs and nerfs to their weapons collections, which can be found below:
Walther Toggle Action Shotgun – Damage increased at extremely close range
Bren LMG – Increased damage per shot
LMG Bipod – Sped up ADS time when in bipod stance
BAR Rifle – decreased fire rate and widened hip fire spread
STG44 Rifle – widened hip fire spread
FG42 Rifle – increased recoil and widened hip fire spread
Machine Pistol – decreased damage ranges
SNIPER CLASS – Fixed a bug with all Sniper Rifles zooming to exact center when aiming down the sights.
Nazi Zombies has also seen some bug fixes, including a Zombie Map Exploit Fix, removing the ability to clip into a zombie spawn closet using revive mechanic in Laboratory.
Call of Duty: WWII (PS4)
From the manufacturer
Call Of Duty Returns to its Roots with Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII-a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.
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The Definitive World War II Campaign
Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty, intense journey through the battlegrounds of war. The Campaign features bold, lifelike visuals with the kind of blockbuster cinematic authenticity that only Call of Duty can deliver.
Boots On The Ground Multiplayer
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Call of Duty: WWII’s co-operative mode unleashes a new and original story. Play with your friends in this next-level standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.