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Call of Duty • Nov 28, 2018

Vonderhaar reveals why leaderboards might NOT appear in Black Ops 4

Vonderhaar reveals why leaderboards might NOT appear in Black Ops 4

Leaderboards are one of the most request features in Black Ops 4, but it looks like their inclusion in the game isn’t a guarantee.

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Despite not showing up in the game upon its release on October 12, Treyarch did make good on adding in the requested feature after release. 

Still missing, though, are global leaderboards (currently you can only compare stats to those on your friends list), and that’s something that might not be coming to the game anytime soon.

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Treyarch Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar was responding to a fan on Twitter when he provided a grim update for those hoping to see the feature added to Black Ops 4.

From the looks of it, leaderboards weren’t much of a priority for the team, with the feature being cut during the design phase.

Like many developers these days, putting an emphasis on performance over anything else is the main goal. Given the smoothness of Black Ops 4’s launch, this looks to have been a successful pursuit.

Nonetheless, Vonderhaar doesn't outright say the feature will never be added to the game, assuring the fan that he’d follow up on it with the systems lead.

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Vonderhaar also made it clear, however, that leaderboards “are just stats” and players shouldn’t focus on them too much at the end of the day.

While global leaderboards could, of course, end up in the game one day, it certainly doesn’t look to be much of a priority for Treyarch.

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