Ranked Play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II — An Overview

This Is Ranked Play

Ready to turn into the perfect on the earth in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II?

Presented by Treyarch in partnership with Infinity Ward, with the help of the Call of Duty League™, Ranked Play will formally launch firstly of Season 02. Following their basis of Ranked Play in Call of Duty®: Vanguard, Treyarch got down to construct upon this method, streamlining an genuine on-line aggressive expertise for gamers whereas providing extra rewards to the franchise’s most expert and devoted gamers.

These improvements embrace a Rank system overhaul that places extra weight and reward on successful matches, in addition to how Rank and Skill Divisions are represented, and the introduction of options equivalent to Skill Rating (SR) Forgiveness and Demotion Protection.

For these unfamiliar with Ranked Play, take a look at what it has to supply:

The Basics

Ranked Play is the official aggressive 4v4 Multiplayer expertise for Modern Warfare® II, utilizing the official guidelines, restrictions, maps, and modes from the Call of Duty League, which will be learn right here. Whenever the Call of Duty League guidelines are up to date, anticipate modifications to the Ranked Play guidelines to observe swimsuit.

Players have to be a minimum of Level 16 to entry Ranked Play however could have all unrestricted gadgets – together with weapons and attachments – robotically unlocked inside this mode to make sure that all gamers are on the identical aggressive footing.

Just like within the Call of Duty League, every Ranked Play match will happen on a map and mode from the next checklist:


  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric

Search & Destroy

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas


  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo

Playing matches grants Skill Rating (SR), which determines what Skill Division out of the eight you belong to:

Bronze – 0-899 SR

Silver – 900-2,099 SR

Gold – 2,100-3,599 SR

Platinum – 3,600-5,399 SR

Diamond – 5,400-7,499 SR

Crimson – 7,500-9,999 SR

Iridescent – 10,000 SR minimal

Top 250 – 10,000+ SR (see beneath)

Your Skill Rating relies primarily on the results of each match you play – merely put, win the match to realize SR, lose the match and lose SR. Individual efficiency and your crew’s total efficiency will influence the quantity of SR you acquire or lose every match. In increased Skill Divisions, extra emphasis can be placed on crew efficiency to make sure all successful playstyles are appropriately rewarded.

Every Skill Division beneath Iridescent has three Tiers to progress by means of. These Tiers present extra granularity to every Division and assist gamers really feel a way of development as they climb. Think of those as extra SR subcategories inside every Skill Division, separating the vary of SR in every Division into thirds.

Returning from the Vanguard Ranked Play system is the Top 250 Skill Division, which is above Iridescent. The 250 greatest gamers with the best SR above 10,000 can be placed on the Top 250 Leaderboards for all to see.

This 12 months, the Top 250 can be energetic at the start of every Season and begin to fill as the perfect gamers climb above 10,000 SR and qualify. The race to Top 250 is on – who would be the first participant to qualify in Season 02? 

Also new to the Top 250 this 12 months, one thing to assist everybody preserve observe of their favourite CDL Pros who qualify for the Top 250 Leaderboard; every Pro who reaches this Leaderboard could have their CDL crew affiliation and participant profile displayed on their rating. Will a Pro end Season 02 on the #1 spot? Or will a future League participant make it to the highest as a substitute?

In Modern Warfare II Ranked Play everybody will begin out as a Bronze Ranked participant. That means you’re going to get to play at any time you need with no placement matches, permitting you to compete with everybody else throughout Ranked Play the second it goes reside. Yes, even kings and tiny terrors needed to begin someplace — play nicely sufficient, and you’ll transfer up by means of the out there Skill Divisions in only some matches. This nets out to a less complicated total expertise with the elimination of Ladders and Ladder Points, permitting you to simply give attention to successful and getting that SR up.

As for squadding up, you might be allowed to carry as much as three squadmates into matches in the event that they fall inside a sure Skill Division threshold, with the best Skill Division within the celebration figuring out the restriction guidelines:

Bronze by means of Platinum gamers can celebration up with no restrictions.

Diamond and Crimson gamers can solely kind events with and play in opposition to different gamers inside two Skill Divisions.

Iridescent and Top 250 Players can solely kind events with and play in opposition to different gamers inside one Skill Division.

At the tip of every Ranked Play Season, your highest Skill Division placement for the Season determines what rewards you earn, in addition to the place you begin for the following Season:

Bronze by means of Crimson gamers will begin one Skill Division again (save for Bronze, which can start with Bronze Tier I) with Demotion Protection enabled on your first 3 matches (see Additional New Features).

Iridescent and Top 250 will begin on the Diamond Tier I Skill Division with Demotion Protection enabled for a number of matches.

Rank, Seasonal Win Challenges

Winning a Ranked Play match additionally counts towards two extra programs: your Rank and Seasonal Win Rewards.

The Rank represents your cumulative progress in Ranked Play, beginning at Rank 1 and going by means of Rank 50. Advancing by means of Ranks is so simple as successful matches – each Ranked Play win awards a Star. Earn sufficient Stars and you will progress to the following Rank in your journey to Rank 50. Every 5 Ranks awards a brand new image that seems within the shade of your Skill Division, equivalent to a Wolf for Ranks 11–15 or the mighty Silverback Gorilla for Ranks 31–35. Unlike Skill Divisions, Ranks don’t reset between Ranked Seasons.

Each win additionally counts towards a Seasonal Win Challenge, which can provide new rewards every Ranked Season.

In different phrases, irrespective of your Skill Division, you continue to get rewarded and the following Rank up is only some wins away.

Additional New Features

Ranked Play rivals know among the most irritating instances are when a random teammate decides to stop at the start of a match or proper in the midst of the motion. While it’s unattainable to forestall gamers from disconnecting, there are just a few new options being launched with this model of Ranked Play to make these moments extra manageable:

First, Ranked Play matches is not going to begin if groups are uneven. If a participant disconnects or quits earlier than a match begins, all remaining gamers will return to the foyer and the match is not going to depend.

Then there may be SR Forgiveness: if a participant disconnects or quits in the midst of the match, all crew members exterior of that participant’s celebration is not going to lose ANY SR. Basically, if that 4v4 turns into a 3v4 because of a teammate quitting, SR can nonetheless be earned when you handle to beat the drawback and win the match, however shedding whereas shorthanded gained’t deduct any SR.

Like earlier Ranked Play iterations, penalties and suspensions will be given to those that stop, disconnect, sit idle, or commit pleasant fireplace too typically. Players who present repeated unhealthy conduct can be handed extra extreme punishments. The system used to judge repeated unhealthy conduct has been overhauled in Modern Warfare II to punish unhealthy actors and keep away from harsh punishments for gamers who persistently play the sport the correct approach, or who change their methods after being penalized or suspended extra persistently.

Another new function is Demotion Protection, which can assist all gamers keep away from instant relegation after advancing to a brand new Skill Division. After advancing to a better Skill Division, gamers is not going to lose any SR throughout the first three video games within the new Division. Following that preliminary safety, if gamers do lose sufficient SR to threat relegation, gamers should lose two consecutive matches to be demoted out of their Skill Division. Demotion Protection additionally applies to the primary three matches of each Season.

Two extra options of observe are Hot Streak Flames, which rewards gamers who can rack up 3+ recreation win streaks over a 72-hour interval, and the addition of Ranked Play Icons in Social Profiles, permitting you to point out off that Skill Division and Rank throughout Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty®: Warzone 2.0, it doesn’t matter what mode you play.

To the Victor — and the Most Dedicated — Go the Spoils

Whether you’re within the Top 250 or have solely ranked up a instances, there may be loads that comes with successful Ranked Play video games. And all of them will be proven off inside Ranked Play, in Modern Warfare II Multiplayer, and even in Warzone 2.0.

First, there are a number of Seasonal Win Rewards for this primary Ranked Season, beginning with a Sticker at 5 wins and a Pro Issue SMG Blueprint, which incorporates attachments which can be match for aggressive play, that’s awarded at 10 wins. Additional rewards up this development path embrace a Charm, Decal, and Loading display all the best way as much as a Weapon Camo, which can be utilized on any weapon and is awarded after successful 100 matches.

In phrases of Rank Rewards, there are just a few key gadgets exterior of a brand new Calling Card each 5 ranks and a few extra, competitive-focused cosmetics:

Rank 5: “Ranked Competitor” Operator Skin Pack, one “Home” model and one “Away” model awarded for each the Male and Female CDL Operators

Rank 15: Pro Issue Sidearm Blueprint, which has comparable attachments to what’s used on the highest degree of aggressive play.

Rank 30: New Gun Screen that tracks Ranked Play wins.

Rank 40: Pro Issue Combat Knife Blueprint, which is one other well-liked aggressive Secondary weapon.

Rank 50: “Ranked Veteran” Operator Skins (Home and Away) awarded to Male and Female CDL Operators, proof of your dedication to Ranked Play irrespective of your Skill Division

As for Skill Division Rewards, it’s not about the place you end the season, however reasonably the best Skill Division reached throughout it.

Reaching Bronze and Silver Ranks awards a brand new Emblem, whereas reaching another Skill Division — together with the Top 250— grants two new particular Operator Skins, an Animated Emblem, and a Weapon Charm. You can earn the opposite Skill Division rewards by ending at a better (or decrease) Division within the following seasons.

Iridescent and Top 250 members additionally get an Animated Calling Card, whereas the #1 Ranked Play participant will obtain a particular, one-of-a-kind unique Animated Calling Card and Emblem, which will be thought-about the last word bragging rights from Ranked Play.

With all these rewards on provide beginning in Season 02, you higher begin up just a few new voice channels and begin scrimming for Ranked Play — it’s your 12 months, in spite of everything.

Tips from the Pros

Outside of taking part in the sport and studying from expertise, how else are you able to put together for the beginning of Ranked Play?

At Major II hosted by the Boston Breach, the place Atlanta FaZe took dwelling $200,000 and 65 CDL Points, we requested a Call of Duty League professional gamers for some recommendation on mastering the sport’s aggressive modes.

Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan of the Minnesota Røkkr, a 2020 Call of Duty League All-Star and one among Scotland’s biggest professional gamers, broke down what it takes to win Search and Destroy:

“Search and Destroy is very situational. The best thing you can do is to just play it as much as possible and get familiar with the maps, find angles to watch routes your opponents will be taking to get information and kills. The more you play the more you pick up the little things that are important for Search and Destroy. You get more experience in all those situations like 1 v 1s, 1 v 2s, 2 v 2s, and learn how to handle them.”

Amer “Pred” Zulbeari of the Seattle Surge, final 12 months’s Call of Duty League Rookie of the Year, had this to say about Hardpoint:

“Every hill on Hardpoint is 60 seconds but you should start to rotate to the next hill when the timer gets to 30 seconds. You’ll want to keep people on the hill soaking up the time but whoever is going to rotate should start to head towards the new hill around the 30-second mark. The first guy going to the new hill should take the longest route.”

And lastly, there isn’t a higher strategy to research up on aggressive play than by watching the Call of Duty League in motion.

Qualifiers for OpTic Texas’ Major III start on February 17, with all video games to be streamed on the official Call of Duty League channel. Tune in to observe Cammy, Pred, and the remainder of these unbelievable professional gamers battle for positioning as we attain the 2023 common season’s midway mark.

Stay frosty.

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