Now that we know Call of Duty: WWII is actually happening, leaks and rumors have begun popping up everywhere. We’re only two days out from Activision’s official unveiling of the game, and from a combination of leaked art, marketing materials, and internet sleuthing, we’re able to gather a pretty good idea of what we’ll see when that curtain is finally pulled back.
The first big chunk of information comes from Reddit, where one user got their hands on what’s supposedly an advertising display from Australia. Right at the top, this marketing material gives us a potential release date for the game: November 3rd, 2017. Supposedly, there will also be a private beta for players who pre-order.
Then, there’s the following text:
“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.”
It then goes on to describe the campaign.
“Call of Duty: WWII tells the story of an 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.”
Finally, it describes the multiplayer and co-op experiences.
“Call of Duty: WWII‘s multiplayer engages players [in] grounded, fast-paced combat across many of World War II’s most iconic locations. Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community. 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.”
On top of that, other fans spotted images on Activision’s website that seem to be from Call of Duty: WWII. They were pulled from the login page for Call of Duty profiles before being replaced.
Based off these screenshots, users from fan-site CharlieIntel think they’ve uncovered the appearance of at least one actor in the game: Transformers star Josh Duhamel. Not only does the soldier look like Duhamel, but fans tracked down a month-old picture of the actor in a mo-cap suit… and it seems that Duhanel has also recently begun following the Call of Duty Twitter account. It’s not definitive proof, but there certainly are a lot of hints.
One of my better fashion choices. pic.twitter.com/zKnOqAzSs2
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) March 17, 2017
Finally, images of the game’s box art appeared briefly on Amazon. While this is the same artwork we’ve seen before, it’s cool to see it actually on the box.
Activision will unveil more about Call of Duty: WWII later this week. The livestream announcement will begin on Wednesday, April 26th, at 10 a.m. PT.