We suppose it was about time that Call of Duty loadouts were integrated into a system that could share them via social media, which is what Activision's patent suggests is coming.
As caught and reported by Gamerant, the abstract of a patent filed under then name David Vonderhaar features the following statement, "method for creating and sharing customized video game weapon configurations in multiplayer video games via one or more social networks is provided."
Vonderhaar is, of course, Treyarch's head honcho when it comes to Call of Duty's multiplayer, and should be a household name for anyone who's been following the franchise.
Now, Gunsmith has been a revelation in Call of Duty games, allowing players to play with various loadouts and make customisation the name of the game. Sharing the loadouts, however, is usually done with screenshots, which is certainly not a solution one would call optimum in the digital age we live in.
The patent talks about entering a "name or other identifier during or after the creation of a weapon configuration", and continues into an arguably best part of it all - performance profile.
Having a performance profile of a loadout is probably the best way to put your money where your mouth is, as the shared creations will show exactly how it does. Granted, this will greatly depend on the skill of a given Call of Duty player, but high-profile and proven players should be a valuable source of information.
Perhaps even better is the statistical aspect, as one Call of Duty player's loadouts could be analysed for efficiency across the board, making Ultimate CoD Loadout statements actually provable. Or disprovable - whatever floats your boat.
You can find Gamerant's post here .