We’ll be waiting a while for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s ranked mode
Developer Treyarch says Ranked Play is coming next year
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📅 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play mode is coming next year
🤙 It’ll add the usual host of competitive multiplayer features
😥 The mode won’t launch in time for Modern Warfare 2’s first season of multiplayer content
😀 But Warzone 2 and Raids are coming in the meantime
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now out in the wild, but you’ll need to wait a fair bit longer until you can play its ranked mode.
Developer Treyarch confirmed in a tweet that Ranked Play will arrive sometime in 2023. It’ll deliver competitive modes, ranked skill divisions, visible skill ratings, a top 250-player leaderboard, and rewards for competitive players.
Before its launch, Ranked Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War and Call of Duty: Vanguard will be shut down. You’ll have until November 22 to grab any rewards you’ve left hanging in them.
“The success of these modes has directly contributed to the future of Ranked Play,” Treyarch said. “We sincerely thank you for all the data, feedback, and time played that was collected over the past two years. We look forward to sharing more soon!”
Ranked Play was expected to arrive sometime after launch, but this is the first release window we’ve been given. Although Modern Warfare 2’s single-player campaign and online multiplayer were developed by Infinity Ward, sister studio Treyarch is developing the game’s ranked mode, as it did for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Fans had hoped Ranked Play would be available for the kick-off of Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 on November 16. They’ll have to make do with Warzone 2.0, which is set to launch on the same day as the seasonal content, and new co-op Raids that will be added to the game’s Special Ops mode on December 14.
Not that it’s been a slow start for Modern Warfare 2. Activision previously announced it’s the fastest-selling Call of Duty game of all time, attracting more players in its opening weekend than ever before in franchise history. Add in potential legal controversy alongside the return of a classic Call of Duty map, and Modern Warfare 2’s launch has been anything but quiet.
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