The competitive multiplayer modes of Call of Duty: WWII may feature weaponry from 70 years ago, but the moment-to-moment action is no less frantic than previous entries in the series. To make sure you come out on top of the leaderboards, follow these tips.
Study the Classes
Before your first multiplayer game in Call of Duty: WWII, you’ll be asked to select which division to join. Divisions determine which weapon loadout and abilities you’ll start with. The most newbie-friendly division is Infantry, where players will be equipped with a bayoneted assault rifle. The most difficult division is the Mountain Division, which is all about long-range combat.
You can always unlock another division after you gain some experience under your belt. Don’t fret about your initial decision, but make sure it’s something you think you’ll enjoy playing for your first dip into the game.
The best way to play Call of Duty: WWII is with a paranoid mindset. Spawns may not be safe, and where you were three seconds ago might now be occupied by the enemy. Always be aware of your surroundings and use your audio to listen for footsteps or gunfire locations. It’s best to always be on the move, watching your “six” often for anybody hoping to pick you off.
Reload With Caution
After you’ve put down an enemy player, you probably have a habit of reloading your magazine. It makes sense, right? You want a full clip for the next engagement, but more often than not, the enemy you just dispatched will have an ally nearby looking to see who killed their friend. Listen for nearby footsteps or shots to discern if it’s safe to reload.
You’re bound to walk over the fallen corpses of your fallen comrades or enemy. Their weapons will be available for you to pick up and use at your disposal. This a great feature for times when you’re out of ammo, in a bind or need a different weapon type for an advantage. Once you die, you’ll respawn with your original loadout so don’t worry about being stuck with the same weapon after swapping out your original.
Memorize the Maps
Last but not least, learn the maps like the back of your hand! Honestly, this is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do in a game like Call of Duty: WWII. Finding the high-traffic areas, sneaky flank sections and spawn areas will greatly increase your game IQ and KDR. While this will initially take some time, it’s easy to learn as it’s something that will happen on a subconscious level. Do your best to take mental notes and you’ll be a step ahead of others in no time.