A lot of the arsenal isn’t up to snuff, according to the Call of Responsibility League.

If you’re jumping into Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War’s brand name new competitive mode, don’t get too connected to your preferred loadouts. League Play, a new ranked mode based on the Call of Duty League, introduced yesterday with a strict ruleset that prohibits over a 3rd of Cold War’s arsenal.

League Play is basically the closest that Cold War gets to a proper ranked mode, dividing gamers into skill brackets after completing 5 placement matches. The mode is also indicated to imitate the exact ruleset and limitations (frequently referred to as “GAs,” or gentlemen’s contract) that pro gamers use in the CDL, indicating that a great deal of guns have actually been entirely handicapped.

Players are barred from utilizing any of Cold War’s LMGs, tactical rifles (including the DMR 14 that took over Warzone’s meta last month), launchers, or special weapons. In all, that’s 12 out of Cold War’s 30 guns.

The ruleset likewise forbids many throwables, benefits, accessories, field upgrades, and scorestreaks. Here’s the complete rundown:

The crackdown on weapon choice is nothing new for CoD fans and its professional gamers, but it sticks out to name a few competitive shooters. CS: GO and Rainbow Six Siege have agreed-upon competitive map pools like Cold War. Adjusting maps is a huge endeavor, so it makes the many sense to ban them and carry on. It’s a lot rarer to prohibit weapons or items outright.

I would normally anticipate out of balance weapons to be reworked till they’re ready for the major leagues, however CoD weapons usually remain prohibited for the duration that a given CoD is played competitively.

During Modern Warfare’s tenure in the Call of Task League, a pool of over 20 weapons was banned. That pool likewise consisted of every launcher, most shotguns, and single-fire DMRs. When it concerns competitive responsibility calling, gamers seem content with assault rifles, submachine guns, and essentially absolutely nothing else. Call of Task’s awkward limitations might be an effect of a series that moves too fast for its developers to keep up. With such a short moment in the sun before the next game occurs, there’s hardly time to pin down a healthy meta.

If the CDL’s idea of a great time matches your own, League Play appears like a worthy house for competitive Cold War. The mode is also the first opportunity for players to transparently see Cold War’s skill-based matchmaking in action.