Everything you Need to Know About MW2 Ranked Play

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Everything you Need to Know About MW2 Ranked Play

MW2 Ranked Play is here, and we've got all the information you need to know about it.


Ranked Play is a massive addition to every single Call of Duty title, as it allows you to play like the pros. This year, Ranked Play will arrive in Modern Warfare 2 with the Season 2 update on February 15th. Here’s all the info on Ranked Play, and everything you need to know before hopping in.

What is MW 2Ranked Play?

Ranked Play is a mode that allows you to play the same rules that the professional Call of Duty League players do. This means the same maps, modes and weapons, along with 4v4 gameplay. This is similar to CDL Moshpit, which has been in the game for some weeks, but now we have ranks to grind.

As Ranked Play uses the same maps and modes as the COD League, players will play Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and Control on the following maps.

Hardpoint

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

Search & Destroy

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

Control

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo

MW2 Ranked Play Skill Divisions

Players Skill Rating is based on the result of every match they play. Simply, win the match to gain SR, lose the match and lose SR. Individual performance and your team’s overall performance will impact the amount of SR you gain or lose each match.

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MW2 Ranked Skill Divisions

Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play features 8 skill divisions:

  • 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 minimum
  • Top 250 – 10,000+ SR

Ranks

MW2 Ranked Ranks

Your Rank represents your cumulative progress in Ranked Play, starting at Rank 1 and going through Rank 50. Advancing through Ranks is as simple as winning matches – every Ranked Play win awards a Star. Earn enough Stars and you'll progress to the next Rank in your journey to Rank 50. Every five Ranks awards a new symbol that appears in the colour of your Skill Division. Ranks do not reset with seasons.

MW2 Ranked Play Rewards

There are several Seasonal Win Rewards for this first Ranked Season, starting with a Sticker at 5 wins and a Pro Issue SMG Blueprint, which includes attachments that are fit for competitive play, that is awarded at 10 wins. Additional rewards up this progression path include a Charm, Decal, and Loading screen all the way up to a Weapon Camo, which can be used on any weapon and is awarded after winning 100 matches.

MW2 Ranked Play Rewards

In terms of Rank Rewards, there are a few key items outside of a new Calling Card every five ranks and some additional, competitive-focused cosmetics:

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

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Rank 15: Pro Issue Sidearm Blueprint, which has similar attachments to what is used at the highest level of competitive play.

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

Rank 40: Pro Issue Combat Knife Blueprint, which is another popular competitive Secondary weapon.

Rank 50: “Ranked Veteran” Operator Skins (Home and Away) awarded to Male and Female CDL Operators, proof of your commitment to Ranked Play no matter your Skill Division.

Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 arrives on February 15th, and brings a number of new maps, modes and cosmetic items. The Call of Duty League returns on February 17th, so if you’re frying in ranked and want to see how the pros play, head over to the official CDL stream for that.

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.