Call of Duty: WWII developers have confirmed the first of many locations in which the shooter will be set, following an earlier tease.
Studio co-founder Michael Condrey recently posted a video to Twitter in which he promoted the game’s upcoming reveal from a “secret research location”. One sleuthy Reddit user quickly deduced that the location is Signal Hill Battery, Gibraltar on the Iberian Peninsula. When asked if this was indeed the location, developer Sledgehammer gave definitive confirmation.
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) April 24, 2017
The Signal Hill Battery was used as a signaling post since the early 1700s. The spot was later turned into a battery location during World War II, supporting two 3-inch 30 CWT anti-aircraft guns, as well as a Bofors 40 mm. The location played a key role in the siege of Malta, which could be one of the many fights players take part in over the course of the game.
Another on-location video put Condrey in London outside the Churchill War Rooms and suggested that the studio is dedicated to giving the game extensive historical authenticity.
Call of Duty: WWII will finally come to light during the game’s worldwide livestream reveal taking place tomorrow, April 26th, at 10 a.m. PT. Until then, fans will have to tide themselves over with EGMNOW’s Call of Duty: WWII info guide, plus a few recent leaks of the shooter.