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Black Ops Cold War League Play Update Adds Further Restrictions

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Black Ops Cold War League Play received an update Feb. 9 adding further restrictions to the game's competitive playlist.

League Play released Feb. 8 to the dismay of fans who had been clamoring for an esports playlist since the game launched. Fans wanted an ELO based system where players would move up or down based on winning and losing. What they received was a near copycat of Black Ops 4's League Play system and fans voiced their displeasure.

One of the major complaints was a lack of adherence to the Gentlemen Agreements made my professional players in an effort to balance the game in a competitive setting.

Black Ops Cold War League Play Update Adds Further Restrictions

The latest League Play update limited more items in the update. Here are the following items that have been restricted now in League Play:

  • All suppressors
  • Task Force Barrel
  • Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • CMV MIL-Spec Barrel
  • Tiger Team Barrel
  • Mounted Flashlight
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Armor
  • War Machine
  • Jammer
  • Molotov
  • Gung-Ho
  • Ghost

Even more attachments, scorestreaks and perks have been restricted. Granted, most of the items don't lend themselves to a competitive environment, but a common complaint by the Call of Duty esports community is that there are too many GAs.

This latest update is now live in Black Ops Cold War.