The inclusion of loot boxes in Call of Duty isn’t exactly a new concept, with Sledgehammer Games having introduced them in Advanced Warfare back in 2014. The studio is continuing this practice with Call of Duty: WWII, and while this is unsurprising, it’s certainly a hot topic as of late.
The process has been showcased online, with people playing Call of Duty: WWII ahead of its November 3rd release. It certainly looks fancier than usual, with supply drops coming from the sky in a brand-new 48-player social area set on Normandy Beach. The player gets a choice of where they want to drop it, activating it with the press of a button to bring some goodies down from the heavens.
Once the crate slams to the ground, it pops open and three cards fly out, flipping over to reveal what it is you’ve won this time around. As reported by redditor Cuzseile, who posted the video of the loot drop, other players can see what it is that you’ve received from your loot drop, but they cannot steal it from you.
At this point, most people will be peeking through their fingers to see whether Call of Duty: WWII will be a pay-to-win experience, but Sledgehammer Games has emphasised that all weapon and gear variants within the supply drops are purely cosmetic and hold no weight in gameplay.
KitGuru Says: I would expect that there is a paid incentive to speed up how many loot crates you can earn/receive, however if it is cosmetic only, then many will be okay with it. Has this changed your mind on picking up the title this Friday?