Call of Duty League Play, a numerical ranking system that is used alongside regular XP, has long been a staple within the Black Ops series.
Starting with Black Ops 2, League Play pitted competitive amateur players up against one another to earn Division badges, ranging from Iron to Master, through two different series: Champions and Moshpit. A player’s league is determined by how many games they win or lose. League Play took on a slightly different form for Black Ops 3. Called Arena, it was functionally the same with slight variations.
Last month, Treyarch announced that League Play, in its original form, would be returning to Black Ops 4. According to the announcement, the following competitive features are set to be released at any moment in early 2019:
- League Play Events
- Clans and Teams
Given that League Play is a fan-favorite, it wouldn’t be surprising to see its release come sooner rather than later, as Treyarch begins to build off the momentum of its new game structure that features no single player, but includes the popular battle royale game type via Blackout.