Black Ops 4 fans finally got the long-awaited League Play on February 21 for PlayStation 4, but early thoughts from the game’s pro players seem to suggest that the mode might not be up to snuff.
League Play sought to bring Call of Duty players a more competitive environment by implementing the CWL ruleset to the broader community, but it seems problems with ranking and a lack of meaningful competition for some is ruining the experience.
Tweets from the CoD pro community are coming in droves, as quite a few players think that Treyarch could have simply come up with something better.
Very baffling like you need to come 1st in your sub div to get 4 gems and then you’ll get placed in gold t10 you get 2 for sliver then t25 for bronze like and you only have 3 days lmao guess I’ll be kicking it about in unranked for a while— Reedy (@Reedy_1905) February 21, 2019
Fans of the game have been repeatedly begging Treyarch to integrate a ranked mode into Black Ops 4, but the developer kept delaying its launch to provide the best experience it could. But now it seems the final product is falling short of expectations.
“Not gonna lie four months for this,” former CoD pro Jordon ‘Reedy’ Reed said. “Doubt I’ll be playing it ww2 was unreal ranking wise blops2 don’t get it."
WE HAVE WAITED 4 MONTHS FOR THIS “delaying release for a perfect ranked play system” xd nice one chief— Dave (@Dqvee) February 21, 2019
League Play system🚮— Dylan (@DylanEnvoy) February 21, 2019
The sentiments were echoed by more pros in the scene. Frustration even showed on some due to the constant delays League Play had, which was time that Treyarch could have used to improve its mode.
“This ranking system is dead,” David ‘Dqvee’ Davies said. “Why have they done it like this lmao??? Where is MMR? If they brought this out four months ago they would have had PLAYER feedback... made improvements from there.”
This ranking system is dead, why have they done it like this lmao??? Where is MMR— Dave (@Dqvee) February 21, 2019
If they brought this out 4 months ago they would of had PLAYER feedback to how the majority of people want ranked play and made improvements from there. But that is the smart thing to do and we are dealing with game developers here.— Dave (@Dqvee) February 21, 2019
Treyarch will surely be monitoring its community’s suggestion to improve its new mode, which possibly missed its mark with some fans.