Call of Duty: WWII will soon see the addition of the large-scale multiplayer mode Ground War, remedying its absence from the game since launch.
Ground War has been featured in almost every Call of Duty installment since first appearing in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The mode utilizes a collection of normal game types, like Team Deathmatch and Domination, but ups the ante in terms of player count, bringing the conventional team sizes of 6v6 up to 9v9.
Ground War’s return in WWII was recently announced in a massive Community Update post from developer Sledgehammer Games. A playlist of the 18-player mode will drop this week, presumably as a permanent addition. The Community Update also teases an image of something else coming this week, which appears to be Free-For-All played within the game’s Headquarters social space.
Ground War will follow the recent release of the game’s second multiplayer expansion, The War Machine. The expansion added three new multiplayer maps, a new War operation that features the series’ first competitive dogfighting, and the new The Shadowed Throne Nazi Zombies experience.
The War Machine launched on PlayStation 4, but it won’t drop on Xbox One and PC for approximately one more month. Even if you’re on one of these other platforms, or simply haven’t indulged in the game’s DLC, last week was still a significant week for WWII, as it saw the release of the Divisions overhaul update (coming tomorrow for PC). This update introduced major reworks for the game’s Divisions classes, in addition to other notable game changes.
Source: Sledgehammer Games