Everything we know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 League Play

Jeffrey Mizrahi

Introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, League Play has been the go-to mode for competitive CoD players.

We originally first got wind of League Play returning in Black Ops 4 on 17 May, 2018 and were told there would be more information at a later date.

It’s 2019, Black Ops 4 has been on the market for nearly three months now, and League Play is still no where to be seen. To get a better understanding of what League Play is, as well as where it is, here is everything we know:

Where is it?

Back in September 2018, Treyarch had made statements claiming we would see League Play in Black Ops 4 by the end of the year, however that time has come and gone.

The most recent update we had regarding the mode was on 7 December when Treyarch said they planned for the full release of League Play in early 2019.

After laying the initial groundwork for our CWL feature set with CWL Custom GamesCODCaster, and the Live Event Viewer on PS4, our sights for competitive play are now set on delivering the full suite of World League Hub features as soon as possible. While many of these features were initially planned to release in December, we are spending a little more time in development to give these features the polish that our competitive players expect and deserve.

Here are the upcoming feature plans.

  • December 7:
    • Live Event Viewer (launching with CWL Las Vegas on PS4)
  • Scheduled for early 2019:
    • League Play Events
    • Gauntlets
    • Clans and Teams

What is it?

First seen in Black Ops 2, League play was essentially a ranked playlist where players would level up from Iron division to Master division.

What separated it from regular playlists was that it would follow a competitive play rule set. The same maps, modes, scorestreaks, etc. that would be legal in the CWL would be legal here.

League Play saw a return in Black Ops 3 under a different name, Arena, however Call of Duty veterans still regard the original as the best.

While not much else is known about Black Ops 4 League Play, it is clear that fans want it sooner than later but will have to unfortunately hold out a little longer.