Call of Duty WW2 has overhauled its class system, but to really great to grips with how things have changed you’ll want to check out this video.
The ‘Divisions’ system adds an extra layer to class creation and customisation, offering different roles your soldier can occupy. Each Division class is able to use any weapon you want to equip them with, but they also have a specific weapon preference that they will perform better with.
This Call of Duty Insider video has all the information, but we’ve also summarised the highlights below.
The five Divisions are Infantry, Expeditionary, Mountain, Airborne, and Armoured, and each one has different strengths. We’ve been told a bit about Divisions before, but this is the best look we’ve had yet (which is good, since the game is out now in Australia and elsewhere very soon).
The Infantry class is your class all-rounder, able to handle any weapon or situation, but if you put a rifle in their hands they’ll also get a bayonet attached for fast melee kills. As you level up your Divisions you’ll unlock new abilities. The Infantry gets more weapon attachments, higher ammo counts, and significantly faster down-the-sights aiming as they level up.
The Expeditionary Division is close-quarters focused, and able to tear through enemies with explosive shotgun rounds. They’re able to equip additional equipment and use it more effectively than other classes. On the other side of the battlefield, the Mountain Division is the one to choose for sharpshooters, as these guys are masters of stealth and camouflage. They can become invisible to enemy perks and killstreak weapons, and even run silently at their highest level.
The Airborne Division are fleet and fast, and can be stealthy when up close and personal. As they level up, they get faster and more mobile, better able to climb and sneak around. The Armoured Division, meanwhile, can mount a light machine gun to create a turret and really go to town on enemy forces at a chokepoint. As they level up they develop immunity against shellshock and take less damage from guns and explosives.
Regardless of which class you choose, it’ll be worth having a look at our guide from the beta to make sure that you perform well on the battlefield.
Call of Duty WW2 is out November 3 (which is either today or tomorrow, depending on your time zone) for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.