Treyarch delays Call of Duty: Vanguard Ranked Play beta

Call Of Duty Vanguard Ranked Play Beta
Call Of Duty Vanguard Ranked Play Beta (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Treyarch and Call of Duty League collaborated to add Ranked Play to Call of Duty: Vanguard.
  • The beta for Ranked was scheduled to go live on Feb. 17.
  • Treyarch has decided to delay the launch after a stat-breaking issue showed up during testing.

Treyarch Studios has announced that it will be delaying the beta for Ranked Play that was expected to launch for Call of Duty: Vanguard's multiplayer on Feb. 17.

Call of Duty fans have long vied for a Ranked playlist in multiplayer, and with the recent launch of Season 2 in Call of Duty: Vanguard, it seemed as though they were finally going to get their wish. Treyarch and Call of Duty League collaborated to create a ranked mode for Vanguard's multiplayer that followed the official League ruleset.

The beta for Ranked Play was to introduce three new modes: CDL Hardpoint, CDL Search & Destroy, and CDL Control which would limit the types of equipment, killstreaks, and weapons players could access.

Unfortunately, with less than 12 hours until the beta for Ranked Play was expected to go live in Vanguard, Treyarch Studios posted on their official Twitter account that the retail testing of the beta uncovered a stat-breaking issue that had gone undetected prior to cropping up in the game's live environment. The studio has been forced to delay the launch in order to resolve the bug.

While Treyarch did state that they hope to have an update on when Ranked Play will release "ASAP," there is currently no timeline on how long of a delay players can expect. Call of Duty: Vanguard has suffered from a myriad of bugs and glitches since its launch in Nov. 2021, with lead developers Sledgehammer Games coming under fire for their lack of communication with regard to potential fixes.

Cole Martin

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