Call of Duty: World War II has been hyped like crazy pre-release, but leading up to and post-release has been a bit of a let-down. Reviews are pouring in from both critics and fans alike, and things aren't shaping up to be the blockbuster we'd hoped for. Least of Call of Duty: World War II's problems are some really silly tiny things. One was revealed today that has all of us scratching our heads.
As it turns out there is a daily mission that requires players to watch others open loot boxes. We mentioned a bit back that the loot boxes are pretty cool, since they drop out of the sky and burst open with cards. We knew then that other players would be able to see what you got, but only now do we know why. The mission in question is part of the Orders system in Call of Duty: WWII. It works like daily missions would in any other game. The order in particular that we're talking about is Loot Spectator. You're required to watch the opening of three loot crates to complete the mission.
Completing the Loot Spectator Order will get you 25 Social Score. This is another stat metric that has been introduced in Call of Duty: WWII to reward players outside of regular gameplay. The whole system is a little odd, and this Order in particular is just plain old bizarre. One can't help but wonder if it's a blatant attempt at getting fans to buy more loot boxes. I can only imagine that many would buy loot crates after seeing something cool in someone else's.
How do you feel about the Loot Spectator mission?