The Call of Duty franchise has traditionally ended matches in a particular way that is now part of the entire experience. Since the release of Modern Warfare 2 nearly seven years ago, every installment has been designed to show a replay of the final kill to players on both teams before bringing up the scoreboard.
However, Call of Duty: WWII is walking a different path and has chosen to replace the final kill-cam replay with a new feature called Bronze Star. It is essentially a play-of-the-game at the end, similar to Overwatch, and actually surprised players during the recently concluded beta events. Many were torn since they have become too accustomed over the years to witness the game-ending kill.
A couple of weeks ago, a request was made on social media platforms (via Dexerto) to the developer to reconsider and follow the important tradition of the franchise. A response has finally arrived.
I'm way overdue on this, sorry. Yes, S&D will be final killcam, not Bronze Star camera.
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) September 11, 2017
According to chief operating and development officer Michael Condrey, the upcoming new installment will retain the replay of the final duel but for only Search and Destroy. The Bronze Star or play-of-the-game will carry forward as intended for the rest of the modes.
Sledgehammer Games has already published a list of changes and adjustments that it will be making for the final launch. They are all based on critical and substantial feedback provided by the players themselves. The developer has promised to keep the communications line open in the future and continue to listen to the community.
Call of Duty: WWII is scheduled to release on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.