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'Call Of Duty' Goes Back To Its Roots In Intense New Trailer
The new Call of Duty: WWII gameplay and cinematic trailer just dropped and it’s everything fans have been waiting for. After a string of science fiction-themed first-person shooters, game developer Activision has taken the franchise back to where it all began: World War II.
You know what that means: Get ready to step into the boots of a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne behind enemy lines; or hit the beaches on D-Day; and trek across Europe as a badass Tommy Gun-toting grunt.
In the new trailer, which dropped on June 12, CoD fans get a brief taste of the beloved franchise’s upcoming 14th installment and it’s a fast-paced nostalgic slugfest. In the new video, soldiers stalk through trenches with flamethrowers as grenades sail through the air, and ordnance from low-flying dive bombers explode across the battlefield. Based on the trailer, it’s pretty much Saving Private Ryan and HBO’s Band of Brothers franchise, but in first person — “Currahee!”
Look familiar?Image via Activision
Through a mix of cinematics and in-game footage the trailer hints at what you can expect in terms of gameplay mechanics — some of which will be familiar to fans of Battlefield 1. You can run and gun before whipping out your entrenching tool to dispatch your foes, or just fix a bayonet and go charging into enemy ranks. Weapon attachments, a core part of the franchise’s allure, are likely to feature prominently, made apparent when a cami-net helmet clad soldier affixes a suppressor to his burp gun and mows down a line of Nazis.
The game will hit consoles and PCs on Nov. 3 and feature a full-length campaign, which will span the European theater of war. There’s also going to be a zombie survival mode, which means — yes, more Nazi zombies to beat to a bloody pulp — and of course: Multiplayer.
So, who else is ready to join the ranks of the greatest generation and head off to a hellish simulated warzone? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that a nightmare scenario has come to pass: Captured ISIS fighters are escaping as a result of Turkey's invasion of Kurdish-held northeast Syria.
Turkey's incursion has led to "the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees," Esper said in a statement on Monday.
Video footage of a purported "bombing of Kurd civilians" by Turkish military forces shown on ABC News appeared to be a nighttime firing of tracer rounds at a Kentucky gun range.
The U.S. military's seemingly never-ending mission supporting civil authorities along the southwestern border will last at least another year.
On Sept. 3, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide a total of up to 5,500 troops along the border until Sept. 30, 2020, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said on Monday.