Treyarch implements changes to League Play in latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch

Several attachments have been banned.

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Treyarch has listened to community feedback about League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and implemented changes today to create a more balanced and competitive environment. A new update released today also introduced bug fixes and stability improvements for Firebase Z, the latest Zombies map. 

League Play has finally arrived in Cold War, but some fans weren’t happy with the ruleset and features. Competitive fans enjoyed the same maps and modes featured in professional play, but many of the attachments and items banned in professional settings were still available in League Play. 

Treyarch listened to the community’s complaints, though, and restricted several League Play items, including all suppressor attachments, multiple barrel attachments, and more. Here’s a full list of the newly banned items:


  • Suppressors (All)
  • Task Force Barrel
  • Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • CMV MIL-Spec Barrel
  • Tiger Team Barrel
  • Mounted Flashlight
  • Target Designator
  • Tiger Team Spotlight


  • Armor
  • War Machine

Field Upgrades

  • Jammer


  • Molotov


  • Gung-Ho

The patch also addressed the bug that showed empty Create-a-Class slots for new players. Players should now be able to save custom classes in League Play properly, too. Treyarch assured fans it will continue to listen to feedback and implement changes as needed. 

The latest Zombie map, Firebase Z, also received new stability improvements and bug fixes to improve gameplay for all players. The special enemy class now counts toward the Elite elimination weapon camo challenge, which will make it easier to complete. Orda eliminations now count for three eliminations toward camo challenges. 

League Play should now more closely resemble its professional counterpart, putting players one step closer to the authentic competitive experience.