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Call of Duty: WWII’s new DLC adds aerial dogfighting

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Go to Dunkirk, kill more Nazi zombies in The War Machine

The next downloadable content drop for Call of Duty: WWII hits April 10. It’s called The War Machine and adds a little something new: aerial dogfights.

While Sledgehammer Games and Activision touted the return of “boots on the ground” gameplay for last year’s Call of Duty, co-developer Raven Software is taking the fight to the skies. A new mission for WWII’s story-driven War Mode, Operation Husky, will introduce a new gameplay mechanic that will apparently have Call of Duty players facing off in combat planes.

Here’s how that new War Mode mission will work, according to Activision:

Operation Husky, whose namesake referred to the Allied invasion of Sicily, is centered on an Allied action to [retrieve] intelligence on the locations of sensitive German targets in the ports of Palermo and Naples. In this exciting new War mode offering, players will gather intel, transmit it to HQ, and then take to the skies to clear the area of enemy fighter planes in order to make way for Allied bombers.

Call of Duty players have piloted airborne vehicles before, taking control of drones and bombers. And Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Jackal Assault VR experience was all about dogfighting (in space), but it sounds like Call of Duty: WWII is leaning a little harder into vehicular based combat.

Call of Duty: WWII — The War Machine will also include three new multiplayer maps, set in Egypt, the battle of Dunkirk and a German V-2 rocket facility. The game’s Nazi Zombies mode will also get a new chapter.

PlayStation 4 owners will get the content first. No dates were announced for the Windows PC and Xbox One versions of the game.

Some images of Call of Duty: WWII — The War Machine are in the gallery below.

Update: Activision released a new trailer for Call of Duty: WWII — The War Machine today that shows off the DLC’s new maps, Operation Husky and Zombies content.