Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions overhaul ditches Primed, adds unlimited sprint

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 April 2018 19:54 GMT

Changes are coming to Divisions in Call of Duty: WW2.

Sledgehammer Games is revamping the Divisions system in Call of Duty: WW2, and the update is expected next week.

Starting next week, “sweeping changes” will be applied to Divisions and related core systems of Call of Duty: WW2. The goal is to offer a more customizable, balanced multiplayer experience for all player types.

One of the major changes will affect skills. Items such as the SMG suppressor, shotgun incendiary shells, rifle bayonet, and pistol tactical knife will become standard attachments to the loadout.

The sniper sharpshooter ability, and the LMG bipod will both be available globally with any weapon of its type.

“Shipping these weapon class attachments out of Divisions provided us with the opportunity to amplify the play style focus of each Division with a fourth new ability,” said principal multiplayer designer Greg Reisdorf.

“It also allowed us to re-balance the lesser used Divisions armored and expeditionary.”

Farewell Primed, hello unlimited sprint

Basic training was also tweaked, especially Primed which the studio felt had become “a crutch.”

“Even after we nerfed Primed, the additional attachment it offered was far more enticing than the benefits of other basic trainings,” said Reisdorf.

To remedy the reliance on Primed, Sledgehammer got rid of it entirely. The extra attachment it offered will also be removed from all loadouts.

Sledgehammer found tactical equipment and launchers were used very little, it decided to remove Bang basic training. This resulted in a modification of Launch basic training. These changes allow players to equip both lethal and tactical equipment in loadouts, and launchers used as a secondary.

Another key change to Divisions in Call of Duty: WW2 involves movement. Out of the various sprint options tested during development, limited sprint was selected as it was a key aspect of traditional boots on the ground Call of Duty gameplay.

Because the restrictiveness of limited sprint doesn’t benefit gameplay, unlimited sprint will become available across all Divisions.

These changes will go live on April 10 on all platforms the same day Call of Duty: WW2 – The War Machine releases on PS4.

The War Machine will be released on PC and Xbox One once the exclusivity period ends.

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