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Archive • Feb 11, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII Developers Sledgehammer Games Introduce New Weekly Community Update

The developers of Call of Duty: WWII have announced they will be introducing a new weekly 'community update', which will provide fans information and status updates on Multiplayer, Zombies and sharing community highlights. For years, Call of Duty developers have been criticized for a lack of consumer engagement, and attentiveness to player feedback. In response to this, Sledgehammer Games, developers of the most recent title, have announced a new to interact with the fan base.

Of course, the issue of lack of developer interaction is nothing new, and can be traced back to the early days of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, when a number of high profile players and YouTubers began to publicly address the games issues with then developers Infinity Ward. To this day many of the issues that plagued Modern Warfare 2 still exist, and since then CoD developers have been working to shed their bad community engagement reputation. Since the release of Call of Duty: WWII on November 3rd 2017, there have already been a handful of very large and significant updates in response to the community feedback.

However, open and transparent communication from the developer has still been a cause for concern for many avid fans, who appreciate the dialogue they have been able to have with Sledgehammer. So, in response to these worries, they have announced their new Weekly Community Update. In the official post from Sledgehammer, they outline the new feature:
"Introducing our SHG Weekly Community Update! Each week, we’ll be giving you the lowdown on upcoming changes and status updates on Multiplayer and Zombies, as well as sharing some of the awesome community highlights and content that you all are creating yourselves. Plenty of community-driven initiatives are on the horizon, and we’re committed to working with you to make Call of Duty: WWII even better. Look for our updates each week, and keep the memes, artwork, and gameplay clips coming our way!"

The first weekly update, gave details about double XP and the new modes such as Demolition, as well as showing off some of the best user generated content, such as this age old meme given a Call of Duty twist.   Also, in more pressing Call of Duty news, they state at the end of the post:
"We have our next big game update coming next week for all platforms, so keep an eye out on Reddit for our notes."
So, it looks like Sledgehammer are aiming to step up their game in the community interaction area, which will no doubt come as good news to fans of the title.

Source: Sledgehammer Games