Treyarch is facing backlash for a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update that changes the way the challenge system works. The update is detailed in their April 29 patch notes.
Multiplayer challenges, including both daily and seasonal challenges, will now track progress even if a player leaves a match. This effectively allows a user to quit a match immediately after completing a challenge without losing progress.
Treyarch community manager Josh Torress confirmed the change on Twitter, which came as part of an update that fixed a number of bugs and stability issues.
However, the change has angered players who believe that more people will not quit out of matches, leaving teams outnumbered. This could significantly affect the balance of matches and some fans have voiced concerns that this could ruin the multiplayer experience.
The official subreddit for the game is filled with complaints from users and many have taken to social media to express their frustration with the change.
“Oh good that’s what we needed – more players leaving matches early. ‘Yup got what I needed. Later teammates!‘” a user named Bleak5170 wrote.
But it appears that this will be a long term change that won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.