After playing COD WW2 on console last month during the beta phase, we could not wait to jump into the PC build that went live this past week. The Call of Duty WW2 PC beta was just as polished as the console version but with a little added extras here and there. Here are some of the best parts of the Call of Duty WW2 PC beta.
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The Call of Duty WW2 PC beta obviously has an upper hand when it comes to graphical fidelity, and after playing, it showed. Various graphical tweaks made the Call of Duty WW2 PC beta a gorgeous experience that felt smoother and looked better than ever. We tested the game using the awesome MSI 7RG Stealth Pro gaming laptop that packs a GTX 1070, and to compliment that a 120Hz screen which together produced a stunning visual experience.
The war-torn streets, the desolate wastelands, and of course every gun and item looked fantastic. PC gamers with high-end hardware are sure in for a treat when they get to play the full game later this year if the Call of Duty WW2 PC beta is anything to go by.
War Mode Text Chat
If you don’t know, COD WW2 has a brand new game mode where you and your team head into a match to complete specific objectives as you push the enemy back through the map. These objectives range from taking control of a house to planting bombs on a point and defending them until they explode. The issue we had with the console version is that there was no text chat for the mode.
Thanks to the PC’s keyboard support, obviously, we were able to assign our team to specific parts of the map and create some sort of order amidst the chaos of the mode. We shouted that we would hold a spot so that the team knew what was going on. The text chat will surely come in handy when you need to manage a team on PC, and if you need to tell someone they suck at the game.
Of course playing on PC is a whole different ball game, and it takes some time to get used to, especially for dedicated console gamers. Luckily, the Call of Duty WW2 PC beta is perfect for PC and the controls and movement feels great. The best part about it is the smooth shooting that eliminates some recoil that haunts us on the console. Instead of our guns kicking back when we shoot, there is almost nothing at all.
It is also important to note that the controls are all mappable too. This is nothing new on PC, but it is important to keep in mind when playing in case you are just not handling the default presets well.
SMGs Got Nerfed
While the console beta was fun it was brought down by the SMG fest that was going on in the game. There was no doubt that the SMGs were everywhere and with a fast fire rate, great hip accuracy, and of course its lightweight size, these guns caused havoc on the servers in the past beta. Everyone used them, and it ruined the experience.
Luckily, in the Call of Duty WW2 PC beta the developers nerfed the guns and this resulted in a different gameplay experience. By greatly increasing the recoil of it and the damage falloff, the gun is now used as an extremely close ranged weapon, the way it should be used.
Call of Duty WW2 releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 4 November 2017. Will you be picking up your copy? Drop us a comment below and let us know.