One of the fundamental components of Call of Duty is getting a major rework in the franchise’s next installment.
Create-a-class has been a part of every Call of Duty multiplayer title since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released in 2007. It is a system that allows the players to completely customize the way they play the game. By choosing between several different guns, attachments, equipment, perks, and more, create-a-class gave players the opportunity to build their own style of play.
In the next game coming to this franchise, however, the fan-favorite create-a-class system won’t exist and is being replaced by a new system called “divisions,” according to Michael Condrey, the chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games.
Sledgehammer is the developer of Call of Duty: WWII, which is set to be released on Nov. 3. And now, it appears that Condrey and Sledgehammer are preparing to make major changes to the multiplayer experience.
In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Condrey was answering questions from Call of Duty fans when he revealed the shocking news about create-a-class not being in WWII.
“Divisions fundamentally redefines how players invest in their multiplayer soldier career,” Condrey said in the official PlayStation blog post. “Replacing the create-a-class system, players choose from five iconic World War II divisions, each with specific basic combat training, division training, and weapon skills. We think it’ll intrigue Call of Duty series veterans, and we can’t wait for our fans to see it for themselves.”
Condrey’s answer indicates that players will have five unique characters to choose from in multiplayer, compared to previous Call of Duty titles where players could completely customize all of their classes.
This will definitely have a significant impact on the multiplayer experience—and the Call of Duty esports scene as a whole. Call of Duty fans and players will anxiously wait for further information to be revealed about divisions and WWII multiplayer in general at E3 2017, which kicks off on June 13.