by August 28, 2017on
Welcome to Part III of our ‘Inside the Armory’ series, a weekly historical look at some of the iconic weaponry you’ll see in Call of Duty: WWII. If you missed Part I or Part II of this series, you can go back and read them here and here. This week, we’ll be focusing on two of the weapons you’ll find in Call of Duty: WWII: the MG 15 and the Bazooka.
While the German-made MG 15 originated as a defensive weapon for aircraft, by the time World War II came around, it was being utilized by German soldiers on the ground. Refitted for infantry use, this LMG fired from an open bolt, feeding the 7.92 mm cartridge from a 75-round magazine. The magazine’s unique shape comes from the even distribution of ammunition on either side of the open bolt.
When it came to stopping armored vehicles, the United States Army called upon the 2.36-inch M1A1 anti-tank rocket launcher, commonly known as the Bazooka. A combination of rocket-powered weaponry and shaped charge technology, it represents one of the earliest instances of anti-tank weaponry. While not without its technical problems, the original Bazooka was copied, improved-upon and kept in use for many years.
These weapons, and many more, will be available for players in the Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Private Beta. Keep an eye out for more Private Beta intel in the coming weeks from the Call of Duty® Newsletter. If you haven’t already, pre-order Call of Duty: WWII today and secure your spot in the Private Beta!
*Beta starts August 25, 2017 on PS4 system; other platforms to follow. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.