Fans are disappointed that the Team Deathmatch playlist, a staple in almost any multiplayer shooter, has been removed from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer mode on PC.
Before the launch of Black Ops 4 in October, Treyarch made a promise to cater to their PC gaming fanbase despite the fact that previous Call of Duty developers had struggled to do so in the past.
After a successful launch with Black Ops 4 and with the addition of a new battle royale mode, Blackout, many multiplayer fans feel as if they have been neglected by developers as the primary focus in updates seems to be on pushing Blackout content and changes.
In a recent playlist update for PC players on Black ops 4, the classic Call of Duty mode Team Deathmatch was removed as a standalone playlist from the multiplayer.
It has not been completely removed from the game however, instead merged into a new combined playlist called Deathmatch Moshpit, which features a rotation of Kill Confirmed and TDM matches.
Some CoD fans on Reddit, such as user ‘ThatNahr’, believe the change has been implemented to mask the fact that there is a low player base on Black Ops 4’s multiplayer mode and that it was done to help people find games easier on PC.
Many PC gamers are unhappy with this change with other players stating “it’s sad that this is the state of the game on PC. What a let down.”
This makes the Deathmatch Moshpit playlist a hard sell for Treyarch, as players often prefer to play Call of Duty multiplayer without worrying about any objectives and to solely focus on kills as was seen in the classic TDM playlist.