Call of Duty: WWII‘s Hammer Cam spectating feature, announced and more recently revealed at Gamescom 2017, gives fans a new perspective on Call of Duty’s action.
First teased in the recent Call of Duty: WWII beta livestream, Hammer Cam offers spectators a live, top-down view of matches. While the view is top-down, the match plays out in full 3D, making elements like player elevation and killstreak positioning more easily discernible than they would be in a 2D minimap view. This is further helped by auxiliary features like x-ray highlighting and player frame-of-view direction.
The first live demonstration of the Hammer Cam was posted to the Charlie Intel Twitter, showing off the start of a match of Capture the Flag on the newly announced Flak Tower map.
— charlieINTEL.com (@charlieINTEL) August 23, 2017
A Twitch user clipped some additional Hammer Cam footage from the Gamescom stream on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel.
During the aforementioned beta livestream, fans saw new gameplay of WWII‘s Headquarters social space, and also got an idea of what content will be available in the upcoming beta. In a surprise move, the beta’s first weekend has gone live early, exclusively for PlayStation 4 players. The second weekend will opening up to Xbox One players as well.
Call of Duty: WWII launches November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.