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Call of Duty: WW2’s Story Spans the Entire European Theater, from 1940-45

by Kyle Hanson

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Activision and Sledgehammer are putting a heavy focus on the single player campaign for Call of Duty: WW2. The game features a more “down-to-Earth” narrative, and features multiple playable characters, and according to a behind closed doors session we had with the developers, the story will cover the entirety of the European theater.

Spanning from 1940 to 1945, the campaign will run from “Normandy to the invasion of Germany” according to Sledgehammer. Following the “Fighting First” throughout their entire run of the war. This is a longer storyline than most Call of Duty games, taking a wide look at the overall conflict in Europe through all of World War 2.

As this is a return to the world’s bloodiest conflict this makes a lot of sense from a narrative perspective. While Call of Duty likes to tell bombastic stories, they often take place over a short amount of time. It was actually one of my personal issues with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that its plot only stretched over a few days. It felt like it cheapened some of the events and character relationships that they didn’t spend more time together.

Call of Duty: WW2 won’t have that problem, letting players get a full understanding of the war in Europe as they follow the Fighting First and some of their allies for the entirety of the war.

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