A Black Ops Cold War leaker claims to reveal when League Play will be released.
There is no debating that skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) has been a contentious topic in Call of Duty, as both the casual players and the sweatier players have been looking to Treyarch for answers. The last time that Call of Duty players was treated to a ranked playlist was in 2019 with Black Ops. That is mainly because while Treyarch introduced league play in 2012, Infinity Ward did not include it in any of their games.
Black Ops Cold War Leaker Claims to Reveal When League Play will be Released
But now there seems to be hope for popular content creators who enjoy trying out fun content ideas in-game and engaging in their chat. Thanks to reputable Call of Duty leaker, Tim Henderson, we now know that ranked mode is scheduled to arrive in Q1 of 2021.
Henderson in his stream, starting at 17:20, talks about the addition of League Play coming soon. "League Play is scheduled for this quarter," he says, "so between now and March."
It is hard to imagine that League Play will receive too much backlash from the Call of Duty community. It seems to have done wonders for Fortnite with their Arena mode, and likely would have a similar affect on Verdansk. Now if only Treyarch could figure out how to guard against hackers.