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Watch Call of Duty: WWII make loot boxes and supply drops social, and public

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It looks like some people are already playing the next Call of Duty game before it launches at the end of this week.

Call of Duty: WWII includes a new social space called Headquarters where players can socialize between battles. The feature was shown in a trailer from August, although there are few details about what exactly you’ll be able to do in the space.

A player on Reddit with a copy of the game captured video of one of the more interesting unannounced features of Headquarters: the ability to open supply drops in a public space so everyone can see what you’ve earned. You can watch the video below to see how it works.

“While you're in the new 48-player social space, which is set on Normandy beach, D-Day +3, you find somewhere appropriate for the supply drop to land, press a button then slam!” Eurogamer reported. “The crate hits the ground and cards spit out of it, just like they did in World War 2.”

Game Informer’s past coverage indicates that you’ll be able to improve your social score by opening your supply drops in public or watching others do the same.

This is an interesting shift. Being able to see when people open their loot boxes and what they get will allow the player base to get a feel for how generous the random boxes are in general, and watching others opening their boxes may get you in the mood to do the same. It’s another way of bringing that economy to the front of the experience in the game’s social space.

You can watch the trailer for Call of Duty: WWII’s Headquarters below.