Warzone ranked play - news and everything we know

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Credit: Activision

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Credit: Activision

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November 22, 2023: Season 6 is well underway and we've updated our Warzone ranked hub with everything you need to know.

Looking for intel on Warzone 2 ranked play intel with Season 6 in full swing? We've got you covered! Warzone's competitive playlist is more popular than ever as players look to climb the ranks and be among the very best players in the world.

The Call of Duty franchise often struggles to capture the attention of competitive players but this time around, developers have come up with fully-fledged skill divisions, a modified ruleset, and a wealth of rewards to obtain for performing well over the course of a match.

But, before we take a closer look at all things Warzone ranked, check out our other guides showcasing the best guns to use and the best SO-14 loadout currently dominating the game before the new season begins.

Does Warzone have ranked play?

Yes! Warzone does have ranked play. Its arrival sparked a slight resurgence as players flocked back to see how it works but in Season 6, it's one of the most popular playlists available in the battle royale.

Warzone ranked play skill divisions

Similar to the Modern Warfare 2 ranked play formula, Warzone ranked play has the same number of skill divisions. Here's a closer look at each one and the amount of SR needed to enter each one in Season 5:

  • 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

How to earn SR in Warzone ranked play

Earning SR in Warzone ranked play matches is rather straightforward. SR is split into four categories:

  • Final placement
  • Kills
  • Assists
  • Total squad kills

As the number of squads decreases, the SR earned for kills, assists and squad kills increases as follows:

  • 21+ squads remaining: +5 SR per kill/assist | +2 SR per squadmate kill
  • 3-20 squads remaining: +7 SR per kill/assist | +3 SR per squadmate kill
  • 1-3 squads remaining: +15 SR per kill/assist | +7 SR per squadmate kill

Warzone ranked play ruleset

As mentioned earlier, Warzone will come with its very own ruleset that's different from the standard battle royale playlists. Here are some of the rules and regulations you can expect to find when dropping into ranked play:

  • Map
    • Al Mazrah
  • Mode
    • Battle Royale
  • Squad Size
    • Trios
  • Max Player Count
    • 150
  • General Gameplay
    • Disabled
      • Gulag Entry Kit
      • Redeploy Pack
      • Squad Assimilation
      • Multi-Circles
    • Adjusted
      • Spawn Protection
      • Reduced to 2.5 seconds, down from 10 seconds in standard Battle Royale
  • Weapons/Equipment
    • Disabled
      • Riot Shield
  • Events
    • Disabled
      • Fire Sale
      • Jailbreak
      • Restock
  • Vehicles
    • Disabled
      • Turreted Land Vehicles
      • Turreted Water Vehicles
      • Heavy Chopper
  • Weapons/Attachments
    • Restricted
      • Specific Thermal Optics
        • SZ Holotherm
        • VX350 Thermal Optic
        • Teplo-op3 Scope
        • Thermo-Optic X9
        • Teplo Clear Shot
        • Drexsom Prime-90
      • These Optics attachments will appear unrestricted in custom loadouts menus until a future update but will be restricted in-game and show as restricted in loadouts once you’re in a match.
  • Killstreaks
    • Restricted
      • Cluster Mines
      • Bomb Drones
  • Social Features
    • Restricted
      • Global Text Chat
Screenshot of Warzone 2 ranked play player taking cover by green trash can with graffiti on it.
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Credit: Activision

Warzone Season 1 start date

Season 1 of Warzone marks the start of the Modern Warfare 3 cycle and is expected to include the arrival of the brand-new Urzikstan map. If leaks are accurate, the next season will commence in early December.

That's all there is to know about Warzone ranked play. For more, check out our guide showcasing the best Warzone AR to use along with the best Warzone FOV settings so you can get ahead of the competition.

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