Call of Duty: WW2 custom paint jobs still coming, insists Sledgehammer

"Ok, we got ahead of ourselves here…"

Sledgehammer Games has insisted custom paint jobs are still coming to Call of Duty: WW2.

The custom paint jobs system lets you craft, upload and view paint jobs for weapons. There are options for these features at the Gunsmith in the game's Headquarters social space, but they're currently greyed out.

Back in January, now ex-Sledgehammer boss Michael Condrey tweeted to say custom paint jobs would hit Call of duty: WW2 alongside February's Resistance event and expansion, but it never materialised.

The Call of Duty community has called for an update ever since, and late last week players finally got one. The upshot is custom paint jobs are coming, but there's no release date.

"Ok, we got ahead of ourselves here," Sledgehammer said in a blog post.

"This is a feature that we know the community wants, and we are committed to delivering. We're actively testing it within the studio. The testing has taken longer than we initially anticipated.

"We shouldn't have mentioned timing before we were ready, and we sincerely apologise for that mistake. With that lesson in mind, we won't set a new date until our testing has concluded. Our goal is to wrap this work up very soon, and once we do, we'll provide an update with more concrete timing."

As a filip, Sledgehammer released screenshots showing examples of custom paint jobs on weapons:


On the subject of weapons, Sledgehammer said more weapons are coming to the game, as well as new uniforms. The studio is working on a "massive" update due out in the weeks ahead. Here's a teaser:


Elsewhere, Activision said the much-requested DOM XL game mode is due out at the end of March after an upcoming holiday event. A Saint Patrick's Day event, perhaps?

A note on the Heroic Weapon Bribe problem players have reported. Some players had reported the Heroic Weapon Bribe (an Order reward) that was available to grind for recently did not result in a loot box that contained an heroic weapon variant, as it should. Activision said it had pulled the Heroic Weapon Bribe and would work with affected players to sort them out.

And finally, Sledgehammer has addressed the team killing that's going on in the hardcore playlist by announcing it'll add a separate hardcore playlist with ricochet enabled, so when you shoot a teammate you take damage instead of them. This goes live this Friday, 9th March.

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