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Call of Duty: WWII’s new Headquarters feature shown in latest trailer

Hang out with friends or repel an invasion

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Activision today offered a look at Call of Duty: WWII's Headquarters feature with this trailer, showing players what they can expect to see when the game launches in November. Headquarters won't be part of the multiplayer beta that gets going Aug. 25.

There's no narration, so we're left to wonder how these details will fit in, but there are firing ranges and the "Pit," where players can take part in 1v1 fights. Combat gets bigger scale in the form of what appear to be base raids, where users on the ground can fire anti-aircraft guns and the invaders bomb the holy bejabbers out of them before sending in paratroopers.

Headquarters is both a competitive space and a social one. It looks like players can align with different camps and chill out there, or collect and show off the gear and alternate uniforms they've earned. The trailer's description said live esports competitions will be viewable in a Theater, too.

PlayStation 4 owners will get into the private multiplayer beta beginning Friday, Aug. 25. Xbox One owners get a crack at it beginning Sept. 1. The beta is planned to end Sept. 4. This story has more on what to expect.

Activision also put out four more screenshots from Gamescom; here they are:

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