Called Shadow War, the expansion adds three new maps in Axis-controlled locales, another War Mode mission and the last chapter to the game’s Nazi Zombies arc, called “The Frozen Dawn.”
As for the sharing, it requires one owner of the game’s Season Pass (not the individual expansion) to create an in-game party as the party leader and invite friends to it. The sharing feature includes the multiplayer maps and the War Mode mission.
War Mode’s mission is called Operation Arcane, which takes Allies into a Nazi research facility in Austria’s mountains, where they must infiltrate a lab, steal secret plans and blow up whatever’s left. Sledgehammer Games said the setting is “a hangar full of UFOs,” and the gear available includes a Tesla Gun and “mysterious super soldier serums,” that buff players up, making melee weapons especially useful.
The three maps are Airship, Chancellery and Excavation, set in the Alps, occupied France and Algeria, respectively. Airship features a docked zeppelin players can control; Chancellery involves fighting inside an office building with a large courtyard at the center and Excavation is set in and outside an Algerian mine.
The Frozen Dawn is the Nazi Zombies conclusion, reuniting the four heroes in the lost city of Thule as they wrap up Call of Duty: WWII’s alternate sci-fi storyline. Sledgehammer Games’ creative director promised it will feature “some of the most powerful weapons in the history of wonder weapons.”
Call of Duty: WWII’s Shadow War expansion launches Aug. 28 on PlayStation 4. Past DLC packs have been exclusive to PS4 for a month before launching on Windows PC and Xbox One.