Everything we know about Modern Warfare 2 ranked play

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play
Credit: Activision
September 27, 2023: Season 6 kicks off today and we've got everything you need to know about MW2 ranked in our guide.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked continues to prove popular in Season 6. Players looking to get their fix of competitive Modern Warfare 2 action often drop into ranked in a bid to climb the ranks and play using exactly the same rules as the pros.

With a specific set of maps, modes, and rules to abide by, Modern Warfare 2 ranked is drastically different to casual matches but is plenty of fun when attempting to defeat a team of similar skill before Season 6 begins.

Before we take a closer look at what Modern Warfare 2 offers, check out our other guides showcasing how to unlock the Izzy Operator and when the next double XP event takes place.

Does Modern Warfare 2 have ranked play?

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

Before dropping in, make sure you check out the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts so you know the very best guns to use in all scenarios.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play leaks

With ranked play now out in the open, leaks surrounding the mode are at a minimum. If data miners manage to uncover any juicy information surrounding Modern Warfare 2's competitive mode, we'll share the intel here.

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play release date

Ranked play for Modern Warfare 2 arrived as part of the Season 2 update.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play developer

Black Ops developer Treyarch is leading the 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

Before dropping into the action in Season 3 Reloaded, it's worth noting the different skill divisions on offer in ranked play. Here's a full breakdown of each one and their SR boundaries:

  • Bronze - 0-899 SR
  • Silver - 900-2,099 SR
  • Gold - 2,100-2,599 SR
  • Platinum - 3,600-5,399 SR
  • Diamond - 5,400-7,499 SR
  • Crimson - 7,500-9,999 SR
  • Iridescent - 10,000 SR minumum
  • Top 250 - 10,000+ SR

Depending on the result and your in-game performance you gain and lose SR. Each skill division contains three tiers to move through. It's also worth noting that all players will start from Bronze.

Modern Warfare 2 ranked play rewards

As you work through the ranks and improve your SR, there are numerous rewards to obtain ranging from exclusive Operator skins to weapon blueprints. Here's a closer look at what you can earn:

  • Rank 5: “Ranked Competitor” Operator Skin Pack.
  • Rank 15: Pro Issue Sidearm Blueprint.
  • Rank 30: New Gun Screen.
  • Rank 40: Pro Issue Combat Knife Blueprint.
  • Rank 50: “Ranked Veteran” Operator Skins (Home and Away) awarded to Male and Female CDL Operators.

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.

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