Call of Duty: WWII is staying true to its World War II setting by rewarding you for watching others open loot boxes. Wait, what? That’s right, the Sledgehammer developed historical shooter has a new multiplayer lobby named Headquarters, which essentially allows you to interact with other players while you’re waiting for a match.

But here’s the twist: if someone opens a cosmetic loot box while you’re watching them then there’s a chance you may win a prize. This whole “watch people open loot boxes” is a big deal on Twitch and YouTube, so it makes sense for Activision to bring it in-game. And y’know what? For as idiotic as it sounds, it’s probably going to make the publisher even more money in the long-run.

But how do you feel about it all? Is this thematically acceptable in a game that’s selling itself on its gritty authenticity? Unlock a new holster in the comments section below.

[via gameinformer.com, kotaku.co.uk]