New Battle Pass System Arriving in Modern Warfare 2 Season One

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New Battle Pass System Arriving in Modern Warfare 2 Season One

The Battle Pass system has been reimagined for Modern Warfare 2.

Battle Pass systems have been a major part of almost every single video game since the release of Fortnite Battle Royale. Battle Passes allow players to unlock new items by leveling up their pass either through playtime or challenges. Battle Passes are usually free. However, this only allows you access to some of the content. To unlock all Battle Pass content, you’ll usually have to pay. However, most Battle Passes are simple, linear systems with 100 – 200 levels. Infinity Ward are changing that up this year, with a Battle Pass map.

MW2 Battle Pass System Explained

In a recent blog, Infinity Ward said, “In Season 01, we are introducing a brand-new iteration of the Battle Pass with a host of innovations — players will have more choices and more agency than ever before.

Instead of a linear stream of tiers set out in a scrolling row along the bottom of your screen, your Battle Pass takes the form of a multi-Sector map. Players will unlock items using earned Battle Token Tier Skips across this map, which is themed within the current season. Each map has at least 20 Sectors with five items in each Sector — tokens can be used to either unlock adjacent Sectors or earn more items within an unlocked Sector.

Essentially, these tokens can be used to unlock specific items within the Battle Pass at your own pace — whether it is a new free functional weapon or a cool new Operator Skin, you have control over what gets unlocked earlier on the road to 100% map completion. Are you looking for a particularly impressive Operator Skin, Weapon Blueprint, or one of the new weapons? Then pick the appropriate Sector and start acquiring tokens to unlock those items!”

This means that instead of needing to rank the Battle Pass up to 100 to unlock the best skin or blueprint, you’ll be able to get this much earlier and ensure that you unlock your favorite content.

Modern Warfare 2’s Season One battle pass includes four new weapons, the Victus XMR Sniper, BAS-P SMG, Chimera AR and M13B AR. Three new operators are also included in the Battle Pass, while lots more content will also be coming throughout the season.

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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.