Following two multiplayer beta weekends, #Activision is revealing the #pre-order bonuses that players can get their hands on when "#Call of Duty: WW2" arrives at PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this November. Interestingly, the studio has some awesome goodies for those who are already shelling out their money ahead of the game's release. According to Gamespot, players can get their hands on the weapon of their choice through the multiplayer upgrade, "permanent weapon unlock token" that can be exchanged for virtually any gun that the player desires. This is great for players because it takes some time to unlock weapons in the game. To skip the wait, players can pre-order now and get their hands on the token to exchange for their weapon of choice.

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Players who pre-order can also earn double XP for four hours of gameplay.

Why Sledgehammer set the game in World War 2

Interestingly, "Call Of Duty: WW2" is quite a departure from the previous "Call of Duty" games that were released over the last few years. When asked why the studio decided to set the game in World War 2, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg shared to Game Informer that the general "Call of Duty" community was "fatigued" with the modern day setting and was hungry for new experiences. Given that the response so far has been positive, the studio is already hopeful that they can explore that era further through future games. Hirshberg said that it's not "necessarily...a one -off" and that the "World War II and historical settings more broadly are very rich territory," which is why they would definitely want to explore more of it "more than once."

Studio defends its annual release

While some games are more modeled to follow the social space and dynamic events structure of gaming, the "Call of Duty" franchise and subsequently "Call of Duty: WW2" remains to have yearly innovations.

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Activision's Eric Hirshberg explained that the structure is, in fact, beneficial to them, as they have players who come back to the game every year to check out what's new. He also shared that as a studio, their primary goal is to make better experiences for players, especially those who remain loyal to various games within the entire franchise. "Call of Duty [VIDEO]" was first launched in 2003, and is now coming back with its 14th iteration with "World War 2," which is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this November 3. Those who pre-order the game now will get a token to unlock their weapon of choice and four hours worth of double XP.