Continuing a tradition started last year, Activision is kicking off more Days of Summer fun in both Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The special event includes plenty of free content and an array of summery gear to collect. Since it’s the newer game, Call of Duty: WWII is getting the best stuff, including a full aerial dogfighting mode and a new map that ought to dredge up memories of the old Army Men franchise. Check out a trailer, below.
New Map: Sandbox
Opposing sandcastles, a shovel and pail, crayons, building logs and a water-hose litter this sandy battleground and it’s all under the watchful eye of a cross-legged Captain Butcher. Players inhabit army men figures as you battle in a wide range of modes – including Prop Hunt – among large-scale objects. The opposing sandcastles serve as anchors for each half of the map. Packed with stark variances in verticality and multiple pathways interconnecting all areas. Sandbox packs the most Call of Duty possible into the smallest space yet.
New Mode: Dogfighting
Looking for something a bit different? Stop looking and step into the cockpit of a WWII fighter plane in the newest game mode called, simply, Dogfighting. Taking the flying aspect from DLC Pack 2’s War Mode mission ‘Operation Husky’, Dogfighting pits two teams against one another in a Team Deathmatch for aerial dominance in two unique arenas. The two airspaces for this mode are the skies above the desert pyramids of Egypt and the frigid air above snowy mountains. As you down enemy fighters, you can unlock Flak Gun Scorestreaks to aid in shooting down opposing planes from the sky.
Back For The Summer: Leprechaun Hunt
Time to equip all of your most unreachable Scorestreaks because the unsettling little creature from Shamrock & Awe is back. Leprechaun Hunt, if you can remember as far back as March, puts you into a mosh pit of four common game modes: Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed & Hardpoint. Your experience will be familiar for most of the match until you hear the diabolic cackle of a small undead creature, and that’s when things get interesting.
As mentioned, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Days of Summer goodies aren’t quite as exciting, but you can play the game’s first DLC pack for free and there are some new summer camos. There will also be a series of double XP featured playlists – here’s the schedule for those:
- July 31 to August 7: Double XP in every map, across MP and Zombies, every day
- August 3 to 10: Double Cryptokey Free for All Featured Playlist
- August 7 to 14: Double Weapon XP across MP and Zombies
- August 10 to 17: Double Cryptokey Uplink Featured Playlist
- August 14 to 21: Double XP in MP and Zombies
- August 17 to 24: Double Weapon XP Snipers Only Featured Playlist
- August 21 to 28: Double Cryptokeys in all MP matches, Double Liquid Divinium in all Zombies games.
- August 24 to 31: Double XP Search and Destroy Featured Playlist
Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops III are both available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Days of Summer event kicks off today (July 31) and runs until August 28.