‘Call of Duty: WWII’ beta takes out match-ending kill cam feature

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A promotional image for "Call of Duty: WWII." (Facebook/CallOfDuty)

A feature that has been a staple in the previous “Call of Duty” games may have reached an unexpected end.

Based on a “Call of Duty: WWII” private beta live stream posted by Gamespot, the game seems to have replaced the kill cam. Traditionally, “Call of Duty” matches were always concluded with a kill cam, showing a replay of the final kill. Instead of a kill cam, the “WWII” beta showcased a replay of a match’s highlight or turning point.

Gamespot noted that the new feature draws a striking resemblance from that of video game “Overwatch” from Blizzard. In “Overwatch,” players get to see a Play of the Game replay. This feature allows them to relive the excitement of their most memorable moments.

Moreover, the report also noted that the new feature will lessen the rate of highlighting unexciting and mediocre kills. Since the apparent change is only seen in the beta version so far, it is not yet confirmed if the final version will totally scrap the old kill cam.

The “Call of Duty: WWII” beta went live last Thursday, a day ahead of its original intended schedule. The beta was supposed to go live on Aug. 25. The game’s official Twitter account also made the announcement, saying “Good news: The #CODWWII Private MP Beta has gone live ahead of schedule for PS4 pre-orders! Download now and join the fight. #WWIIBeta.”

Gamers who pre-ordered a digital copy can already enjoy the beta. On the other hand, those with physical copies need to extract a beta code from the “Call of Duty” website.

Meanwhile, hardcore fans can also opt for the “Call of Duty WWII Valor Collection” exclusive package. First announced by EB Games Australia, the package includes the game’s Pro Edition version with Season Pass and an Exclusive Steelbook. It also comes with collectible items. These include division patches, a 24 by 26-inch Nazi Zombies poster, and a Bloodraven sword pin.

“Call of Duty: WWII” comes out on Nov. 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.