Treyarch just released the latest Black Ops 4 game update on January 29, as they attempt to keep up with “how the professionals” play, by adding many of the items on the GA list to the official ban list.
This included the Ajax specialist, Prophet’s Seeker Drone and even the score streaks that pros had agreed not to use, like the RC-XD and the Dart.
However, with the ever evolving ‘meta’ at the professional level, there has already been some new additions to the GA list, with the Pro League beginning on February 4.
Not one, but two new additions have been made to the list, the first being Stock 2 - which was expected, after a lot of public debate on whether or not it should be permitted.
One restriction which may have gone under the radar for many though, is that the use of double equipment (stun grenades, trophy systems) is now also no longer in play, as per the gentleman’s agreement.
Splyce player Donovan 'Temp' Laroda confirmed that double equipment was now part of the agreement, joking that it's one less way for him to be taken out.
wow thank the lord theres no double stuns i only die from beat downs now
— The Marksman (@Temp) January 30, 2019
Midnight Gaming player Dylan 'Envoy' Hannon also appeared to confirm the changes to the GA list, in a now deleted Tweet.
The community was clearly behind the move for Stock 2 to be restricted also, as a poll run by online tournament website CMG was heavily in favor of it being banned from competitive play, after over 12,000 votes.
Do you want double stock banned?
— CMG (@CMG_eSports) January 29, 2019
Professional teams won’t have long to get used to the changes before the CWL Pro League begins on February 4.