The new Call of Duty includes a new social space for players called Headquarters. You'll be able to engage in a handful of activities here with other players but a unique element involves the loot crate craze. In the space, with up to 48 players total, loot crates will airdrop in the view of everyone so you can show off your earnings.
Loot crates are all the rage in a great many gaming experiences these days and devs are finding ways to make theirs stand out. EA's stood out a bit too much in Star Wars: Battlefront 2's beta, but they've made some swift changes. Call of Duty: WW2 arrives this week and their loot crates will be taking the cake in the tone-deaf Olympics by air-dropping them right into Normandy beach. The allies may never have taken that beach if not for the 2x multiplier and hot pink Thompson skins.
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While it does seem the crate's themselves will be less egregious than Battlefront 2's gameplay-altering rewards, peppering the social space with loot crates is in poor taste. If you're of the group of players that aren't big fans of crates and wish to avoid and/or ignore them as much as possible, you may want to avoid the social space altogether.
Call of Duty: WW2 will launch with zombies November 3,