Although I'm still salty about one of the most pathetic single player campaigns I've played in a while, that doesn't mean I'm not a little bit excited for this first batch of DLC for Call of Duty: WWII.
In this latest preview for the pack, the devs outline their goals of creating maps defined by the Pan-European Resistance, even though the only resistance we saw in the campaign was the French, symbolized by one character whose struggle was really the only well-written emotional spot in the campaign.
Okay, but this is about multiplayer. The DLC pack contains three maps. The first, called Valkyrie, is set in Hitler's Wolf's Lair, in Prussia. It's inspired by the July 20th plot to kill Hitler, called Operation Valkyrie. The second is called Anthropoid, set in Prague, in the Czech Republic, while Valkyrie seems much more of a designed map, Anthropoid seems much more like a real place. The last map is called Occupation, and it is set in Paris.
This is accompanied by a new War mode called Operation Intercept, which places players in the roles of the French Forces of the Interior. It has players rescuing their comrades, then securing radio equipment, and killing some Nazis.
Of course, this wouldn't be complete without what the devs call "the most terrifying chapter" of Nazi Zombies. Hopefully it won't include those annoying jumpscares.
This chapter, called Dark Shore, has players moving to an island north of Germany, pursuing the villainous Dr. Strau. The aspect that plays most differently in this is the element of fog. Oh, scary.
It's clear that the devs have worked a whole heck of a lot on this pack. And I'm glad. Multiplayer and Zombies were the strongest elements of the base game, and it's nice that we get to see new aspects of the war, even if it's only through multiplayer.
The pack launches January 30th, 2018. Watch the behind-the-scenes video below.