Sledgehammer Games has revealed a couple of new images for a new London set multiplayer map that’ll be coming to Call of Duty: WWII. Also announced is the all new Gridiron mode, which is basically the Uplink mode which has featured prominently in previous COD games. The developer was forced to respond to the recent leaking of multiplayer info, and Sledgehammer co-studio head, Michael Condrey, released a statement on the leaks in an interview with Charlie Intel.
The new London multiplayer map is set by the London Docks and features the iconic red Routemaster buses synonymous with London, as well as your typical London Cafe & Pub, which has been converted into an air raid shelter. Going by the image released by Sledgehammer, it’s pretty clear that the Docklands has been heavily battered by German bombs.
The second image released gives us our first look at the new Gridiron multiplayer mode, which takes place in the London Underground. During World War II the London Underground stations were used as shelter during bombing raids. Gridiron mode is Sledgehammer’s take on the popular COD mode Uplink, except this time around you’re using a (proper) football instead of a drone. This is the only time the term boots-on-the-ground can be used in reference to COD: WWII without sounding ridiculously cheesy. Also why call it Gridiron? The Uplink mode was much more like basketball if I remember rightly.
Call of Duty: WWII launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 3.