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When are Leaderboards and Combat Record coming to Black Ops 4?

Published: 5/Mar/2019 10:24 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 11:01

by Calum Patterson

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There is growing impatience among Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players about the lack of certain features which were expected much earlier after the game’s launch, namely global leaderboards and ‘Combat Records’ – so when can we expect these features to finally be added?

Back in 2010, the first ever entry into the Black Ops series came with the all new ‘combat record’ (giving in-depth player statistics) at launch, and it has featured, in one form or another, in every Call of Duty title since.

So too have global leaderboards, but yet Black Ops 4 has neither of these features nearly six months after launch, and players are not happy about it.

October 13 blog post from Treyarch – but no leaderboards or combat records were added ‘next week’.

Fans on the official Black Ops 4 subreddit are pointing to a post made on the Call of Duty community blog on October 13, launch weekend for Black Ops 4, which stated that both leaderboards and combat record were coming “next week”.

‘Next week’ came and went, but leaderboards and combat record did not. With the lack of combat record, many players turned to third party stat tracking websites – but it appears Treyarch/Activision have made an effort to prevent these websites from gaining access to the API.

This has made players even more incensed, and demands for answers over these ‘missing’ features have grown more vitriolic, with some fans suggesting it is killing off the once loyal player-base.

LEADERBOARD PETITION • Treyarch and ATVI, If you want everything in your community to be ponies and rainbows then you’ve lost what brought us all to your game. (Stat Tracker shutdown rant) from r/Blackops4

When will Global Leaderboards be added to Black Ops 4?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that everyone at Treyarch actually thinks they are coming at all. 

David Vonderhaar, studio design director and, for many, the face of the studio, was not aware of the October 13 blog post that said leaderboards and combat record were coming the ‘next week’.

In a reply to a reddit thread, Vonderhaar asked that users “link me the post/article/place where Treyarch told us at launch that combat records and leaderboards are coming next week?” – stating he isn’t aware of everything the studio says.

He also explained that global leaderboards are not planned, although plans can be subject to change.

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When will Combat Record be added to Black Ops 4?

Since that initial October 13 blog post, there has been complete silence on ‘combat records’ from Treyarch.

This is both surprising and disappointing, as it appears there are no plans to add a more in-depth combat record at all, with the basic stats such as playtime, EKIA/D and Win/Loss ratio all that is currently available.

These are the only statistics players can see in Black Ops 4 currently

It’s also unclear why Treyarch have made this decision to leave out combat records (so far). It was their own brilliant idea in the original Black Ops, and was improved upon in both Black Ops 2 and Black Ops III.

There are frequent posts, almost daily on the Black Ops 4 subreddit, all demanding that an update on combat records and leaderboards is given, but Treyarch is remaining tight lipped.

Fans in the Black Ops 4 subreddit are becoming increasingly impatient.
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When new information about Leaderboards and Combat Record is revealed, we will update this post.

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Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney

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Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

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Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.