Modern Warfare 2 ranked play release date - developer, rules, and more

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January 24, 2023: Ahead of Season Two, take a look at all the latest MW2 ranked play intel before it drops.

Call of Duty's ability to include a competitive playlist for those looking for an added level of competition varies on a regular basis. While most Treyarch titles feature some form of a ranked playlist, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare series often leaves the feature on the sidelines much to the annoyance of players.

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With the launch of Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, many are beginning to wonder whether the game will feature crossplay capabilities and if Infinity Ward will feature a ranked playlist.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play would be the first time the developer includes a competitive playlist and would act as the perfect place for aspiring pros to use the same rules as the Call of Duty League (CDL). With that said, find all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 ranked play in our hub containing all the latest rumours and speculation.

Will Modern Warfare 2 have ranked play?

Yes! Modern Warfare 2 will feature ranked play much to the delight of players growing tired of the casual game modes on offer.

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Before dropping in, make sure you check out the best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit loadouts to get familiar with ahead of launch.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play leaks

@TheGhostOfHope is back at it again. This time around, the leaker claims strings for ranked play have appeared in the Modern Warfare 2 game files. The strings reveal the mode is similar to Vanguard ranked play "with a few tweaks."

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Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play release date

After announcing the start of Modern Warfare 2 Season Two has been pushed back, Infinity Ward confirms MW2 ranked play will launch on February 15 as part of the seasonal update.

Expect plenty of intel on the mode to appear in the coming weeks.

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Modern Warfare 2 ranked play developer

As mentioned above, Black Ops developer Treyarch will lead development of Modern Warfare 2 ranked play. This is certainly good news for fans of competitive Call of Duty as the developer is responsible for some of the best titles in the history of the shooter franchise.

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play skill divisions

Thanks to a recent leak from @VanguardIntel, the names for all ranked play skill divisions have arrived. Starting at bronze and ending with crimson, it appears the top division replaces Challenger.

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That's all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 ranked play so far. Be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news, leaks, and rumours on the mode. In the meantime, check out our Modern Warfare 2 page for news, leaks, and guides.