So far, Call of Duty: WW2 is endearing itself to fans of the Call of Duty franchise and to fans of shooters in general. The game's inaugural trailer is the most liked trailer in Call of Duty history, while gamers have been generally impressed with what developer Sledgehammer Games has been sharing about the project so far. Now, the developer has given another update on the title, confirming that all loot box rewards are cosmetic in nature.
The news comes courtesy of Sledgehammer Games studio head and co-founder Michael Condrey, who took part in a Reddit AMA about the development of Call of Duty: WW2. There, the question of supply drops came up, and Condrey was able to give a definitive answer on the matter, stating "all weapon variants and gear variants in Call of Duty: WW2 supply drops are cosmetic only, so there are no stat-based variants in play."
That certainly gives a finite confirmation to those wondering about the status of items found within loot boxes, but Condrey was also able to give a brief comment on expanding the ability to access these supply drops by playing the game. "We’re also offering players Collections and Collection Bounties, giving a direct path for our community to earn items through all modes of MP and Headquarters play," said Condrey in the Reddit AMA.
In terms of how these rewards will look, gamers should perhaps not expect some of the more garish and vibrant designs seen in the previous Call of Duty games. "Historical grounding of weapons and uniforms is important to delivering on the immersive feel of WWII at launch," said Condrey. However, there should still be some designs to please long-term players, with the studio head teasing that "there are some really great rewards for the higher-up challenges and collection bounties."
So far, Call of Duty: WW2 is certainly shaping up to be a good return to form for the series, with Sledgehammer Games looking to build upon the success it found with Advanced Warfare by taking the franchise back to its roots. At the very least, the game's multiplayer is looking solid thus far, with our hands-on preview suggesting that Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer goes back to the basics.
That said, there's still a long way to go before the game sees release in November, but thankfully players will be able to get a taste of the game with the Call of Duty: WW2 beta, which launches in August for PS4 and September for Xbox One. At that point, gamers will get a better idea about what to expect from the title.
Call of Duty: WW2 will be released on November 6, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.