You’ve already likely heard about the upcoming game Call of Duty: WWII, the latest game in the long-running first-person shooter series. This is the 14th “primary installment” in the series, after all. The series is returning to World War II for the first time since 2008, and gamers who like first-person shooters are always going to be interested in a Call of Duty games. However, the folks behind the game have decided to add some innovation to this latest installment, adding a feature they called “Headquarters” to its multiplayer mode.
Headquarters is being promoted as the first-ever “dedicated social space” in a Call of Duty game. Basically, it’s an attempt to get people to just stay logged into the game and tool around in it even when they aren’t necessarily interested in heading into multiplayer action. They have a firing range for warming up, a place called the 1v1 pit for one-on-one battles, and the Theater, which is for watching live Call of Duty esports matches.
If you are really into Call of Duty, maybe you will be interested in some of these features. At the very least, it probably doesn’t hurt for the Headquarters feature to be involved. There is a trailer revealing Headquarters, although it doesn’t really seem all that different than any other trailer for a Call of Duty game. Ah well.
Call of Duty: WWII is available November 3, but beta testing for PlayStation 4 begins August 25.