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Call of Duty Is Officially Going Back to World War II

About a month ago, we started hearing rumblings that the Call of Duty franchise, which had been so keen to throw its soldiers into the far-future of war-jetpacks and space nukes, would be going back to its World War II roots. And today, Activision confirmed that the uber-franchise will do just that, as the next Call of Duty game will indeed be Call of Duty: WW II.

Get ready for some INTENSE World War II action that may or may not have happened to our real grandfathers!
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According to the giant CoD reveal on IGN, the setting won’t be the only thing that makes this Call of Duty different. The main character of Call of Duty: WW II will be Ronald “Red” Daniels, a plucky 19-year-old farm boy from Texas. That means all the insane superheroics of past Call of Duty games will be downplayed in favor of more real-life agricultural heroics.

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There will be many missions where you and your platoon return home to till your fathers’ fields before the come up, goldurnit.
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And while it will be impressive to see what Activision can do with the high powered consoles of today in a context we haven’t seen since the early days of the last console generation, won’t Call of Duty: WW II feel like a de-escalation? I mean, what WWII-era guns can replace laser blasters? I know they call those who fought in the Second World War the Greatest Generation, but their weapon designs were not as sick af as they could have been.

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Those rifles did not even have dope-ass laser scopes, and that will always be these men’s burden to bear.
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