There’s been a lot of talk about what will and won’t be depicted in the upcoming Call of Duty World War 2, and furthermore which factions and armies players would be able to use.
It’s now been confirmed that you will not be able to play as Nazis. Previously, Sledgehammer have essentially dodged the question, it’s possible that they weren’t sure which direction to take yet and it was up in the air, or they just weren’t ready to reveal that aspect of the game yet.
Regardless of why it took so long to confirm whether or not players would be controlling Nazis in the game, we’ve now got our answer, and it’s no.
Obviously, the Axis powers will play a big part in the story of CoD WW2 as they did in the real war, but Sledgehammer Games have opted to not allow scenarios to play out during which, for instance, you’re tearing it up in Deathmatch as a Nazi, or seeing things from their point of view in the campaign.
The next Call of Duty is set to drop on November 3 and will be available for the usual suspects: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
This announcement definitely won’t have anybody rushing to cancel their pre-orders, and the most interesting aspect is simply to speculate why this wasn’t announced sooner.
What are your thoughts, do you care that you won’t be able to control the Nazis in CoD: WW2 or does the decision make perfect sense to you? Some people would prefer to see both sides of the war, especially in the campaign, but that’s also a really difficult subject to approach correctly and leaves you open for a lot of backlash if it’s not handled perfectly.
Others are happy to be playing through as the good guys exclusively, and cringe at the idea of having to control a Nazi soldier.