Though Black Ops 4 was the talk of the town a few weeks ago, developer Sledgehammer game hasn’t slacked when it comes to the most recent entry into the Call of Duty franchise. The third DLC for Call of Duty: WWII, titled United Front, was announced today by Activision. The expansion will be released on June 26th for PS4 and features three new multiplayer maps, a North Africa-based War mode mission, and a Nazi Zombies mission.
The multiplayer maps aren’t too much of a departure from what we’ve come to expect from WW2 DLCs. Market Garden centers around the airborne conquest of The Netherlands, and specifically a mansion besieged by Axis soldiers. It promises to be a close combat galore. Second, we have Monte Cassino taking inspiration from an Italian monastery nestled in the mountains ruined by the war. Finally, Stalingrad recreates the fateful city with two squads on opposing sides of the map vying for control with perched snipers and sneaky sewer runs from below.
The new War mode mission is called Operation Supercharge and focuses on the events of El Alamein and the Axis’ last stand in Tunisia. Allied players parachute into a Nazi-controlled township, advance to destroy a pivotal bridge to cut off supplies to the Axis armies and capture strategic objectives. Axis squads must halt their advance before it’s too late.
United Front’s Nazi Zombies experience is called The Tortured Path and continues in the vein of an alternate zombie-themed reality. Players must travel the treacherous 2000 mile expanse of land between Berlin and Malage in an effort to transport fragments of Barbarossa’s sword. The weapon is crucial to putting an end to the undead plague once and for all. The Tortured Path features three different locales overrun by zombies including a forge to reconstruct the aforementioned sword and four new playable characters.
No mention of a price tag or release on PC and Xbox One, though this may be strategic in light of the controversy surrounding paywall protected content. There is also one more DLC planned for Call of Duty: WW2, which should release before Black Ops 4 hits stores in autumn.
Check out the trailer for United Front below.