It appears that Activision is trying to implement a way for players to share their Call of Duty loadouts on social media. Then, other players would be able to download and use these loadouts. Recently, a patent was filed by the game designer and director at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar. If successful, this could be a significant development for the Call of Duty franchise.
The purpose of the patent is described as being able to create and share customized game weapon configuration. This is in a multiplayer game setting and on at least one form of social networking website. In simpler terms, it appears to be a tool for exporting your loadout to a social media platform of your choice. Next, this will allow anyone who views it to copy and use it in their games. Moreover, according to the description, the feature will allow you to store statistics and share the performance stats of your loadout. Having to rebuild your weapon loadouts has been described on the patent as a poor, or unsatisfying experience for the player.
The latest filing of this patent was on November 17, 2020. However, this patent is related to other applications in 2015, 2016, and September of 2019. In addition, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III in 2015 introduced the gunsmith. The gunsmith introduced fans to a more detailed way to customize your weapons.
The possibilities with loadouts in Call of Duty are endless
It will be interesting to see if this feature will be added to Call of Duty in the future. The current Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War gunsmith allows for so many possibilities. Therefore, sharing them on social media would allow the community to share and discuss their ideas. With the integration between Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, sharing your loadouts on social media will prove to be beneficial. If implemented, perhaps the social media feature will be used by your favorite content creators. As a result, you would be able to copy their exact loadout and dominate with it in your game.