by Sledgehammer Games


Welcome to the Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Event, where winter has arrived in full force. Your mission begins in Headquarters, where the snow has already begun to fall. Captain Butcher, of the British Special Air Service forces has arrived at the Quartermaster with an inventory of cold weather gear suited for the frigid weeks ahead. Pick up your payroll, grab your winter contracts, gear up, and get ready to head into battle.


December 1944 was marked by bitterly cold weather across Europe. It is also remembered for the last major German offensive of World War II – The Battle of the Bulge. Cold, hungry, and tired, the Allied forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their hardest fighting of any operation during the war.


One of the first stops will be Carentan, France. Carentan is in the grip of a snow storm, and under siege by a counterinsurgent German Wehrmacht force. It will require all your training to liberate this important port city and a major crossroad for the Allied operations. Winter Carentan will be free for all players starting on Friday throughout the Winter Siege event. With Winter Mosh Pit and Gun Game modes coming, new winter weapons, gear, emblems, 2XP events, and more surprises, Winter Siege is packed with plenty of excitement throughout the month of December. Be sure to stay tuned to our channels for more information and announcements, beginning December 8th at 10AM PST. And for the full Winter Siege schedule of events visit (https://www.callofduty.com/wwii/winter-siege).




Last week, we launched Ranked Play on PS4 and XB1. It’s been great watching you all jump on and take part in Season 1: The Placement Season. We’re actively collecting data of individual MMR rankings, and look forward to rolling out Party-based teams shortly. The Placement Season will continue throughout the Winter Siege Event, so be sure to keep grinding for those top tier rewards, and perhaps a shot to make the Top 100 players and Pro Tier bragging rights. Also, please note that CWL Dallas begins this weekend. The following changes have been implemented in the pro event, and we will be updating Ranked Play to reflect soon.


  • FMJ added to the Restricted Items list
  • Molotov Cocktail added to the Restricted Items list
  • Capture the Flag: St Marie Du Mont removed from the rotation
  • Search and Destroy: Gibraltar removed from the rotation
  • All gametypes: Explosive Delay: 7.5 seconds




While this is not a complete list, here is a preview of some of the fixes we are working to implement in our next update coming tomorrow morning:




  • Fixed Scorestreak Training exploits
  • Fixed Prestige exploits
  • Added Mute All in option in HQ
  • (+ much more...)




  • Ranked Play UI issues with tracking wins and losses
  • General connectivity issues finding Ranked Play matches
  • Ranked Play counting towards global stats
  • (+ more...)




  • Issue where players lost all XP upon leaving match
  • Issue where players were unable to open supply drops after Prestiging
  • (+ more...)


Be on the lookout for our full list of game updates on console coming tomorrow.




We’re finalizing an update that will go live for the Call of Duty: WWII PC version on Friday, December 8 at 10AM PST. This update addresses some of the top observed community feedback on Steam and Reddit, and will activate PC Ranked Play – Season 1: The Placement Season. In addition, we’re activating the enhanced Emblem Editor feature and adding various fixes to improve Discord support. Be on the lookout for this update on Friday via our Steam forum with a full list of Game Updates.


When it comes to feedback, as always, it is greatly appreciated and extremely helpful for us as we continue to make updates and improve the game. So please continue reaching out to us and commenting on the game, whether it’s on Twitter @SHGames, Facebook, the WWII subreddit, or the Call of Duty: WWII Steam community hub. The more constructive, descriptive, and detailed – the better!


Much love,


The Sledgehammer Games Team


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