Dozers shield and its melee count

Hi im a person who has a love for 2042 melee kills and I like to see much ive grown on the leader boards, but ive noticed that a large portion of melee kills on top spots are from dozer’s shield and not real takedowns or knives so I was wondering if the new gadget category means dozer’s shield will be taken off so I can look at actual melee kill count.

Thank you; loggins footloose

Ps: im a xbox player and this is not my account name.