Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions guide - basic training in COD's new classes and skills

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions guide

Create-a-Class. Pick Ten. Rigs. There have been many names for Call of Duty’s multiplayer class system. In COD: WW2 it’s Divisions, but the approach is largely the same: a set of distinct class archetypes that can be moulded with different weapons and perks. Confused? Let our Call of Duty: WW2 Divisions guide show you the way. 

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When creating a new soldier in Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer, you have a choice of five divisions. Each is split into several core components: division skills (an active ability that you can use in battle), division training (passive abilities that shape your role on the field), basic training (selectable perks that further define your role), and the selection of weapons you carry. The five COD: WW2 divisions available are:

Call of Duty: WW2 Infantry division

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions classes Infantry

The Infantry division is all about well-rounded attacking. Equipped with rifles such as the chunky automatic BAR or the self-loading M1 Garand, Infantry are able to lay down fairly accurate, sustained fire at most ranges. Up close, their core skill allows them to charge down opponents with a fixed bayonet. Infantryman training means this division can apply attachment mods to both primary and secondary weapons, granting increased granular control over their arsenal. 

Division skill
Bayonet charge

Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges. 

Division training
Infantryman III

  • Two extra attachments on primary weapon
  • One attachment on secondary weapon

Exceptional care of their weapons allow these fighters to outgun the rest. 

Basic training
Steady

  • Immune to shell shock and tactical equipment
  • Sprint for longer distances

Dependable in battle, your squad knows you will make it through the barrage.

Hunker

  • Reveals enemy equipment
  • Take less explosives damage

A flak jacket and keen perception mean enemy explosives don’t worry you.

Primary weapons

M1 Garand
BAR

Secondary weapons

Colt 1911
Luger

Equipment

M18 smoke grenade
Mk. 2 fragmentation grenade

Call of Duty: WW2 Airborne division

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions classes Airborne

Favouring rapid movement and fast-firing submachine guns, the Airborne division is Call of Duty: WW2’s answer to a traditional assault role. They’re a little stealthier than your classic run-and-gunners, though, thanks to the optional suppressor provided by their division skill. Combined with their training, which allows them to run faster and for longer, they’re the best class for swift, unseen map traversal.  

Division skill
Suppressor

Hides muzzle flash and prevents gunfire from appearing on enemy mini-maps, but reduces range of weapon. 

Division training
Pathfinder III

  • Sprint for longer distances
  • Increased sprint speed
  • Climb over obstacles faster

Outlasting the opposition on their territory requires extreme physical conditioning. 

Basic training
Smoked

  • Extra piece of lethal equipment
  • Smoke grenade as tactical equipment

Hide your advances then blast the enemy into submission. 

Phantom

  • Quieter movement
  • Take no fall damage
  • Invisible to enemy recon aircraft while moving

Fall behind enemy lines without alerting hostiles. 

Primary weapons

Thompson M1928
MP 40 

Secondary weapons

Colt 1911
US shovel 

Equipment

Mk. 2 fragmentation grenade
M18 smoke grenade
No. 74 ST sticky bomb

Call of Duty: WW2 Armored division

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions classes Armored

The Armored division in COD:WW2 may not come outfitted with a tank, but they are the beefiest option. They’re the class that hauls light machine guns and rocket launchers onto the battlefield, and so are the natural option for those looking to pack a loud, messy punch. Thanks to the bipods provided by their division skill, they can easily set up a solid defensive position and hose down enemies with relentless suppressive fire. 

Division skill
Bipod

Protect territory by mounting your machine gun. Mount on ledges and while prone for less recoil. 

Division training
Tanker III

  • Rocket Launcher as secondary weapon
  • Extra piece of equipment
  • Throw equipment faster, farther, and while sprinting

Force the enemy out of their strongholds with explosive might. 

Basic training
Loaded

  • Extra magazines
  • Reload weapons faster

Suppressive fire requires a lot of ammunition, but you’re prepared. 

Scoped

  • Move faster while aiming down sights
  • Extra attachment on primary weapon

Confidence in your weapon means that you never let it leave your eye. 

Primary weapons

Lewis
MG15

Secondary weapons

M1 Bazooka
Panzerschreck 

Equipment

No. 74 ST sticky bomb
Tabun Gas poison smoke grenade 

Call of Duty: WW2 Mountain division

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions classes Mountain

Say hello to the Mountaineers, COD’s sniper division. Their scoped bolt-action rifles make them great long-distance riflemen, although every pull of the trigger needs to count due to the slow cycling of rounds. Their division skill makes scoring perfect shots a little easier thanks to aim assist, and they are able to see the names of enemies from farther away thanks to their class specialist training.  

Division skill
Sharpshooter

Block out the surroundings and, in return, acquire aim assist and enemy names. 

Division training
Scout III

  • Acquire enemy names from farther away
  • Increased mini-map coverage
  • Hidden to player-controlled Streaks

Scout enemy territory and report critical intel that advances the war effort. 

Basic training
Undercover

  • Kill without revealing enemy death locations
  • No name or reticle colour change when targeted

Keeping the enemy in constant fear, you strike when least expected.

Forage

  • Swap weapons faster
  • Throw equipment faster
  • Resupply ammo and equipment from dead enemies

The latest supply shipment may never arrive, but that doesn’t concern you.  

Primary weapons

Springfield M1903
Kar98k  

Secondary weapons

Colt 1911
M712 

Equipment

Bouncing Betty pressure-activated mine
No. 74 ST sticky bomb 

Call of Duty: WW2 Expeditionary division

Call of Duty: WWII Divisions classes Expeditionary

If you like your combat close and personal, the Expeditionary division is for you. You’ll need to quickly close the distance between you and your target if you want a round from your shotgun to deal the killing blow, but get in range and the Incendiary shells certainly do the business efficiently. Expeditionary training allows their soldiers to carry more ammo and take less damage from explosions, and the right perk will even allow them to re-roll unwanted Care Packages. 

Division Skill
Incendiary Shells

Shotgun rounds which spark flames that burn enemies to death.

Division Training
Sapper III

  • Extra magazines
  • Immune to shell shock and tactical equipment
  • Take less explosives damage

Midnight raids of ammo depots have left these soldiers well-equipped to fight. 

Basic Training
Ordnance

  • Scorestreaks cost less
  • Re-roll Care Packages

Being a favourite of high command certainly has its benefits. 

Duelist

  • Two attachments on secondary weapon

Few soldiers treasure their side arm like you do.  

Primary weapons

Winchester 1897
Toggle Action

Secondary weapons

US Shovel
M712 

Equipment

M18 smoke grenade
British No. 69 concussion grenade

That’s everything we currently know about Call of Duty: WW2’s division system. There’s almost certainly more options when it comes to weapons, equipment, and training perks. We’ll update our inventory lists as soon as HQ tells us what’s in the next care package. 

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