Activision will be repeating the rather vulgar trick of withholding a beloved Call of Duty map for Call of Duty: WWII at launch. This time it’s the legendary Carentan map, one of the most iconic in series history. If you want to play Carentan at launch, you’ll have to stump up £39.99 / $49.99 for the COD: WWII Season Pass.
Failing that you can just stump up $99.99 / £79.99 for the Call of Duty: WWII - Digital Deluxe edition that includes the season pass content with the base game. What. A. Bargain.
Long-time Call of Duty fans will recognise Carentan from the original, as well as appearing in Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty: United Offensive and, more recently, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. It’s a well-worn map design then, so it just needed a bit of reskinning to freshen it up for Call of Duty: World War 2.
“Fight through the destroyed buildings and fortified streets of this war-torn French town in an all-out battle for a strategic German stronghold,” explains Carentan. “Carentan will be made available at launch as a Bonus Map for all Season Pass holders. The Season Pass for Call of Duty: WWII is already bursting at the seams but the addition of Carentan puts it over the top.”
I don’t know about you, but map packs are starting to feel really old hat in 2017. Even Star Wars Battlefront 2 is giving away its maps for free. Segmenting your player base on day one just seems absolutely foolish and for those like me, who aren’t convinced to go all-in on the Season Pass, it makes the base game far less tempting.
Call of Duty: WWII and the Carentan map are out on November 3rd for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.