Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has finally received a Combat Record feature, although disappointingly the feature only appears on the Call of Duty companion app and on the Call of Duty website, not in-game.
The Combat Record feature first appeared in the original Black Ops game in 2010, with every COD game following also including it. It was no surprise, all things considered, that die-hard stat trackers in the COD community were calling for it to be added to Black Ops 4.
According to Treyarch, the Combat Record feature was something that not many players were using, with the developer labeling it as “a big feature that unfortunately only a small number of players engaged with in the game because it was buried deep in the menus”
Instead of just making the Combat Record easier to find, they decided to remove it completely in favour of “meaningful statistics to more players in more locations where they will see and interact with them.” I guess we should be grateful that it wasn’t returned to the game as paid DLC…
The information available in the Combat Record is pretty impressive compared to the stats displayed in Black Ops 4 previously, with detailed analysis of not only weapons but also individual pieces of equipment and attachments. In-game stats are displayed at the top level of the barracks as well as having your personal stats for each map displayed on the games loading screens as you play them.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see the Combat Record returned to the actual game in the coming months, with Treyarch again receiving backlash from the community for it’s exclusion from the actual game for a second time. If you’re not familiar with what the Combat Record tracks, then it’s live now on both the Call of Duty app and website.