Call of Duty: WWII Campaign Won't Let Players Be Nazis

As Sledgehammer Games continues to prepare for the launch of next fall’s Call of Duty: WW2, confirmation has now arrived that players will not be able to play as Axis forces during the campaign. Instead, the game will focus on the Allied forces historical struggle to vanquish the Nazis. The question as to whether or not players could choose their side had been floating around since Sledgehammer announced the latest Call of Duty title late last month.

The decision seems a logical one that remains in line with Activision and Sledgehammer’s efforts to take the massive war-gaming series back to its roots. As there hasn’t been a WW2 title in the Call of Duty series since 2008, Call of Duty: WW2 looks to not just hit the reset button on this style of gaming, but to also strip it down to its barest, most realistic essentials. First and foremost for this endeavor then, is the need to keep the historical record accurate.

The news comes courtesy of Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey, after a tweet was sent to his Twitter account asking whether or not Call of Duty: WW2’s campaign would feature the Axis forces. Condrey’s response (below) was clear and to the point: no, players will not do battle as Axis in the campaign. Up until this point, the question had been avoided, leaving many to assume that perhaps this time around, players would be able to campaign in a different way.

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