You knew it was coming. There was no way in hell Call Of Duty was not going to follow suit in some fashion down the road. The minute you learned about loot boxes in Call Of Duty: WWII, you had to have guessed that nothing truly good was going to come of it. Now it has officially been confirmed by a member of the dev team on Reddit: the loot boxes are cosmetic only.
Sledgehammer Games co-founder and studio head Michael Condrey confirmed the news in a Reddit AMA yesterday when asked about the contents of the "supply drops" as they'll be called in the game. The answer he gave was pretty cut and dry saying "all weapon variants and gear variants in Call of Duty: WW2 supply drops are cosmetic only, so there are no stat-based variants in play."
This really isn't too shocking since that's the way a lot of games are going, and it would be a bit unfair to get god-tier weaponry or gear at random no matter what your level is. Of course, that just means we're one angry replica-filled box away from someone saying the game sucks when it finally comes out on November 3. Until then, get ready for your zebra print sniper rifle and tye dye grenades. You know, like what your grandfather fought for our freedom with.