Call of Duty: WW2's Loot Boxes Drop From the Sky Onto Normandy Beach So You Can Show Off to Your Fellow Soldiers

Call of Duty: WW2's Loot Boxes Drop From the Sky Onto Normandy Beach So You Can Show Off to Your Fellow Soldiers

"How come the US government let's you have two weapon skins?"

If you enjoy a bit of historical accuracy in your military shooters, maybe the new Call of Duty: WW2 won't be for you. Particularly in how the game handles loot crates.

In a video uploaded onto the Call of Duty: WW2 subreddit, a player demonstrated how loot crates (or supply drops) work in the game. While in the new 48-player social hub on Normandy Beach, players can request a supply drop which after a press of a button, will come down from the sky and offer players all kinds of rewards.

Call of Duty WW2 Supply Drops (via Eurogamer)

Another interesting thing about the supply drops is that other players can actually see what loot you get from the crates. Since the Normandy Beach area is a public space, other players will be able to see what cards you get from your drop, though obviously they can't steal it. It makes me wonder if this isn't part of Activision's recent patent to drive microtransaction sales.

Sledghammer Games has said that all weapon and gear rewards in the supply drops are cosmetic only, so there's no worries that the game can be pay-to-win. It's just weird that Sledgehammer chose to place the loot crate experience in the social hub, and not in a separate menu.

Call of Duty: WW2 comes out on Friday, November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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