Treyarch, after six months of waiting, has finally released Combat Records for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Combat Records are a feature that has been a standard for every Call of Duty game since the original Black Ops released back in 2010. Black Ops 4, by the same developer Treyarch, went on for six months without the feature. However now that Combat Record is here, its not exactly what fans wanted.
Treyarch added the feature to the Call of Duty Companion App and the Call of Duty Website, where players can check detailed stats of how they perform with different weapons and equipment. What Treyarch failed to do was added the feature to the game itself, so players can check out their stats on the platform they’re the playing the game on.
On Reddit, a representative stated the reasoning behind them adding Black Ops 4’s Combat Record to only the mobile app and the website.
brings the stats that players want to the platform where they will get the most use out of them without taking time away from playing the game, so you can check your stats quickly and easily on your phone, tablet, or PC between matches
They further stated that the feature was used by very few players in-game due to it being burried in the menus. Treyarch claims they wanted to bring the statistics they collect to locations more players will interact and see them:
was a big feature that unfortunately only a small number of players engaged with in the game because it was buried deep in the menus
Our design goal with Black Ops 4 has been to bring the most meaningful statistics to more players in more locations where they will see and interact with them.
Players are certainly not happy, citing the reasoning to be “ridiculous” and “untrue”.
What do you think of the situation? Do you think Treyarch was right in bringing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Combat Record feature only to the mobile app and website? Let us know in the comments.