Call of Duty: WWII offers players the means to test out the game’s scorestreaks through its Headquarters mode, as well as judge each other on our sportsmanship.
Headquarters is Call of Duty: WWII‘s unique social space in which players can connect and take part in a variety of fun activities, like shooting ranges and 1v1 competitive pits. One of these activities, according to Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey, will allow players to test out the multiplayer’s full selection of scorestreaks to get a feel for some of the shooter’s rarer options.
“It was such a small idea, but it made sense,” Condrey told The Guardian (via PVP Live). “New players have a whole bunch of content that they never get to experience; there are these high-end scorestreaks that almost no one earns, or you finally do get one, but then don’t know what to do with it and don’t use it wisely—that’s frustrating.”
Aside from various testing opportunities, Condrey explained that Headquarters is also meant to build up the community. This is done through a system that acknowledges a player’s good behavior via commendations from others, for which players can be rewarded if they stack up.
One of the things in HQ is what we call a social score. It represents the number of commendations other players give you for being a good member of the community. Maybe you’re not the best Domination player but it could be that you’re friendly, welcoming and helpful in HQ and you’re good on the firing range—I can commend you any time I see you, I’m up-voting you as a person. And the higher your social score, the more rewards you get. Hopefully those systems instill the right community behaviors.
Call of Duty: WWII is slated to launch November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: The Guardian