A screenshot recently posted to Reddit seems to reveal a new multiplayer mode called Gridiron, which appears to be Call of Duty: WWII‘s version of Uplink.
In Gridiron, players will “[t]hrow or carry the ball into the enemy goal,” according to the screenshot, which was taken from a “bugged menu” during the game’s recent PC beta, according to Reddit user trevormine.
The ball itself looks like an old-fashioned leather soccer ball or volleyball. Screenshots of the mode in action make it seem like players will still not be able to use their weapons while carrying the ball, though they can still melee while holding the ball or throw the ball at enemy players to make them drop their weapons.
Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey already stated that the developer was trying to figure out a way to bring Call of Duty’s popular multiplayer mode, Uplink, to its upcoming “boots on the ground” return to World War II. However, neither Sledgehammer Games nor Activision have confirmed that Gridiron will be introduced in Call of Duty: WWII, at launch or otherwise.
However, if Gridiron does end up in the game, this brings the running total of multiplayer modes offered in Call of Duty: WWII to nine, with almost all of the series’ favorites (plus the new War mode) appearing in the upcoming shooter.
Call of Duty: WWII is launching for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 3rd.