The popular League Play feature of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops II will not come to the backward compatible version, according to Activision.
Black Ops II was recently introduced to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program after enthusiastic fan support. A Digital Foundry comparison video found that the updated game runs notably better than the older version, but while it may run smoother, it is apparently lacking in other areas. In response to a fan inquiry on Twitter, Activision revealed that the previously deactivated League Play would not be revived.
@EddyBoiii_ Hey there! Seasons will not be returning to League Play on BO2. Sorry for the inconvenience. ^MA
— Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) April 13, 2017
The mode’s Practice matches is still technically playable, but waiting to get placed is indefinite. Unfortunately, this also means that the achievement regarding League Play placement is unattainable in the new version.
For those that want to look forward instead of back, check out EGM’s full coverage of the upcoming, heavily leaked Call of Duty: World War II.