Call Of Duty WWII Players Can Watch Each Other Open Loot Boxes

In a time when the existence of loot boxes containing random prizes is a sore subject among gamers, Activision makes it rain, baby. Call of Duty: World War II turns unboxing random items into a spectator sport.

Call of Duty's communal multiplayer hub is where players can form parties, practice shooting, watch videos, accept missions and participate in a variety of training exercises. It's also where players open their supply drops, which are loot boxes containing various cosmetic upgrades and the odd squad experience boost.

Players with a box to open pop smoke, and a crate falls from the sky, opening wide for all to see its contents.

That's right, anybody in the hub with you can see what you've just unboxed, and you can see theirs. A notice appears in the lower left corner of the screen when a player is opening a drop.

Should they score a rare weapon skin or modification, the hub lets everybody know. Watching other players unbox their loot isn't only allowed, it's encouraged. One of the first daily missions I selected, "Loot Spectator," required me to watch other players open three supply crates. The reward for doing so? A supply crate.

Honestly? It's kind of neat, especially when you get a group of people gathered around, dropping boxes like they're hot.

Call of Duty: World War II is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.


Comments

    Thats pretty clever, though sneaky as hell, marketing

    Great way to advertise gambling.

    Kinda messed up, but then i remember that Destiny 2 pops a notice whenever someone nearby finds a new item.

    But then... you can't buy engrams. Can you buy loot crates in CoD?

      (You can actually buy engrams. Buy packs of silver, which is used to open Bright Engrams sold by Tess.)

    thats good idea showing someone your fat loots in a way

    Back in my day I remember when a shooter was just a shooter and you shot things! with sticks that had bullets in them and they went BANG! now get off muh lawn!

    Fucking ugh. It's a good thing I only play CoD games for the single-player. I was thinking about picking this up tomorrow on JB's $60AU special, but I think I might just wait for a price drop down the track. My PC will run it better then, anyway.

    Great. As if loot boxes weren't getting scummy enough, they now use you as free advertising for them. I wonder if the same laws that protect you from being used in advertising without your consent apply to a game avatar you control or is it basically "Their game, their rules"?

      Pretty sure it'd be covered in the endless pages of text that you press "I agree" to on almost every game now.

      Just remember this the same publisher that recently purchased rights to a literal "pay to win" code.

        And even if it wasn't its such a new and grey area that it's about 10 years before the laws catch up

    Oh yeah, throw some enabling and codependency on top of the gambling.

    As if i havent learned to hate the franchise enough.

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