SHG Weekly Community Update - Friday, April 13

by Sledgehammer Games

This week has been full of excitement for the release of Call of Duty: WWII - The War Machine: DLC Map Pack 2! We’ve really enjoyed watching all of you on PS4 dominate on the new MP maps – Egypt, V2, and Dunkirk – as well as flex your aviation muscles on Operation Husky! We’ve also loved seeing you slay the Undead on your Easter Egg hunt in Nazi Zombies: The Shadowed Throne!


We rolled out our big Divisions Overhaul and have seen the positive reactions in the community! We’re excited to keep monitoring these changes and their gameplay effects and look forward to hearing more of your feedback.


With so much excitement for the new features, fixed issues, and Divisions changes, today’s update will be a little bit on the lighter side, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a surprise or two for you.



Triple Double Weekend for DLC Pack 2: The War Machine and War Mode. This weekend, along with our friends at Raven Software we’re bringing you 2XP, 2WeaponXP, and 2DivisionXP for all War Machine Moshpit playlists and War Mode. Enjoy until 10AM PDT on Monday, April 16!



Game Update. On Monday night, our game update went live on PS4 and XB1, and included the Divisions Overhaul changes. For a list of notes, head here. PC to come next week.


Hot Fixes. We also fixed a few issues this past Wednesday, including XP not awarding properly for Gun Game and Prop Hunt, and the new Recent and Trending tabs for Emblem Gallery not showing up. Thank you for your patience! Details on fixes can be found here.


Ground War. Surprise! We’re bringing this playlist to you next week. Get ready…



Weapon Orders. We’ve adjusted our rollout to address community feedback. Good news! As a result, we’re changing the cadence of these from Weekly to Daily. See our Reddit post for more details.


Sneak Peek for Next Week.



2XP on Nazi Zombies. It’s a great weekend for Nazi Zombies! Enjoy 2XP on all Nazi Zombies maps until 10AM PDT on Monday, April 16!



Doktor Straub. Born in Wiesbaden in 1892, Peter Glücksbringer Straub was the only child of a wealthy merchant. A reclusive child, at age 9, he was reported missing from the Straub Estate for three days, only to be discovered in the family mausoleum covered in self-inflicted cuts and scratches. This information was hidden to avoid it hindering young Peter’s promising academic career; the local school deemed him a prodigy.


Straub rose through academic circles to become a celebrated student at the universities of Bonn, Munich, and Berlin between 1911 and 1915. In the subsequent year, he served as a soldier during WW1, and was severely wounded during a firefight in the Carpathians. Returning home with honors, he dove into his medical studies and found himself working closely with those who would go on to found the Nazi Party. He proposed the idea of the Ahnenerbe and signed the founding documents for the organization on July 1, 1935.


With his unquestioning loyalty and innovative theories surrounding the rise and triumph of the Aryan race, Straub quickly became the academic pillar of this shadowy branch of the Nazi Order. Doktor Straub built a reputation for being both creative and merciless, willing to subject anyone around him to experiments and cruelties if it might advance his agenda – an agenda which he sees as aligned with the Nazi Party’s.


Doktor Straub’s fascination with pain is more than merely academic. Observers have noticed that he has a tendency to scratch at his neck, revealing what appears to be a complicated… and mathematically deliberate… network of scars.



First off, we’d like to extend a HUGE congrats to SmartGuy316 and StarrBurrst, the first players to complete the Nazi Zombies Easter Egg on The Shadowed Throne! Very well done, guys!


Also, we are loving a lot of your Paintjobs! Some nice work out there. Check out some of our favorites so far:








Thanks everyone for all the constructive conversation, positive reactions, and awesome content this week! It really means a lot to all of us here across the studio teams.


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out via our social channels:


Twitter: @SHGames

Reddit: SHG_Hammer


Have a great weekend!

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