Ranked Play is one of the most requested "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" mode and a couple of months after the game's launch, Treyarch insists that it is still coming although it does not say exactly when.
The latest information about the Ranked Play mode in "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" comes from Community Manager Josh 'Foxhound' Torres. The executive officially acknowledged the mode when he answered a question on Reddit. Unfortunately, Torres said that he could not provide the timetable od when it is releasing on the game, implying that it might not happen anytime soon.
In October 2020, a few weeks before the release of "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War," Treyarch's David Vonderhaar hinted the same about Ranked Play. In the interview, he said, "Do you know a Black Ops game without a hardcore competitive agenda?" he said. "Can you think of one? I cannot."
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Interestingly, after the game's launch, professional "CoD" player Scump roasted the game for being released without a Ranked playlist. Treyarch Director David Vondehaar shortly after responded to the player's tweet and suggested that Ranked Play is coming to the newly launched title.
Ranked Play is attracting attention right now considering the ongoing fuss over the game's Skill-Based Matchmaking, which some players claim, forces them to reverse boost, according to Eurogamer. By deliberately earning a negative skill or death ratio in matches, the game's skill-based matchmaking will demote players down the skill ranking and matchmake them with players more of their level or those they are far better against. A ranked playlist would offer players a venue for players to sweat in, making unranked play a casual affair, the site adds.
"CoD" series players are aware that titles are usually released without ranked play modes on their competitive multiplayer. While some games received via a post-launch update, others do not. "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" is already out for a couple of months and its "new-game shine" is slowly wearing off, Gamerant observes.
On top of the community's complaints about the skill-based matchmaking, Treyarch is being offered an opportune time to release the ranked play in the game. "Call of Duty" titles are mainly designed for casual players over the competitive ones. However, competitive players still form a massive part of the game's player base. Their existence can be further backed up by the recent launch of "Call of Duty League," which had its inaugural season in 2020.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" is playable on various gaming platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.