A massive wave of Call of Duty: WWII leaks on Reddit have forced developer Sledgehammer Games’ hand, resulting in some new multiplayer details getting confirmed earlier than was likely intended.
The content leaks originated on Reddit from players that data mined the recent PC beta. These included a substantial leak of multiplayer details that followed a particularly spoiler-heavy leak of Zombies survival mode information. In the midst of all the leaking, co-studio head Michael Condrey made a statement in an attempt to convey that some of the information was inaccurate or subject to change.
“Call of Duty: WWII has been in development for nearly three years, and we’re now less than a month before launch. We can’t wait for fans to experience it on November 3rd,” Condrey stated. “With Betas, there’s always the risk that some people will try and spoil that experience for others. We have had a couple things leak recently across multiplayer and zombies. It’s disappointing for everyone involved in creating the game. But, in the spirit of transparency, we want to be up front about it. Some of the details were inaccurate, early, or still subject to change. Others we would consider spoilers. We never plan for leaks, but we also understand that it’s hard for fans not to read the news when it’s about something they are so excited to learn more about.”
“We are super proud of the game and cannot wait to play it with the community, so please hang on for a bit as November 3rd is almost here. In the meantime, here’s a first look at our London map in multiplayer. It’s a studio favorite for Domination, Hardpoint, and TDM, and we think it could be a standout for the competitive season ahead. Also, it’s a lot of fun for the new Gridiron game mode coming at launch, here’s a taste.”
While leaks and spoilers aren’t ideal, one good thing to come out of the recent leaks is a hint that the game’s previously leaked map list was a few short. The more recent leak lists 13 maps instead of ten, but we will have to wait for official confirmation from the developer to know exactly how many maps the game supports.
Call of Duty: WWII is slated to launch November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Everything else we know, think we know, or want to know about the shooter can be found in EGM’s full guide to WWII.
Source: Charlie Intel