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How does MW2 ranked play work – All Ranks, SR and More.

How does MW2 ranked play work - All Ranks, SR and More.
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Modern Warfare 2 is the newest game in the Call of Duty series, and players are excitedly waiting for the arrival of MW2 Ranked Play mode.

If you’re looking for a way to show off your skills and compete against other top players, Ranked Play is the perfect way to do it. And don’t worry – we’ve got all the info you need to get started in the MW2 Ranked Play mode.

What skill division will I be in Season 3 after Season 2 has finished?

If you played Season 2, don’t worry. You won’t start all the way back in the Bronze division. You’ll start in the previous division to the one you finished in. Here’s a list below explaining:

  • Bronze → Bronze Tier 1
  • Silver → Bronze Tier 1
  • Gold → Silver Tier 1
  • Platinum → Gold Tier 1
  • Diamond → Platinum Tier 1
  • Crimson → Diamond Tier 1
  • Iridescent → Diamond Tier 1
  • Top 250 → Diamond Tier 1

All Ranks, SR and More explained for MW2 Ranked Play

MW2 Ranked Play is the official competitive mode in Modern Warfare 2’s 4v4 Multiplayer. It follows the same rules, maps, and modes used in the Call of Duty League, which you can read about here. Whenever the Call of Duty League updates their rules, Ranked Play will also be updated.

To access Ranked Play, players must be at least Level 16. But don’t worry, all weapons and attachments will be unlocked to ensure fair play.

In Ranked Play matches, you’ll play on a map and mode from a set list, just like in the Call of Duty League.

Hardpoint

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric

Search & Destroy

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas

Control

  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Breenbergh Hotel
  • El Asilo

By playing matches, you earn a Skill Rating (SR) that determines which of the eight Skill Divisions you belong to.

Below is a list of the amount of SR you’ll need to earn to be in each skill division:

  • 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 (see below)

Your Skill Rating is mainly based on the result of each match you play. If you win, you gain SR, and if you lose, you lose SR. Your individual performance and team performance also affect the amount of SR you earn or lose per match. In higher Skill Divisions, the focus shifts more towards team performance to ensure that all winning playstyles are adequately rewarded.

There are three Tiers in every Skill Division below Iridescent, providing more detail to each Division and giving players a sense of progression as they climb. These Tiers are like additional SR subcategories within each Skill Division, dividing the range of SR in each Division into thirds.

In Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play, there’s a special Skill Division called the Top 250. This is the highest division and only the best players can reach it by having a Skill Rating (SR) above 10,000. The Top 250 Leaderboards show the 250 players with the highest SR.

The Top 250 Leaderboards will reset at the start of each season and start to fill up as players climb above 10,000 SR. It’s a race to the top and we can’t wait to see who will be the first player to qualify in Season 03!

This year, there’s a new feature in the Top 250 Leaderboards. You can see your favorite CDL Pros who qualify for the Top 250 Leaderboard and their CDL team affiliation and player profile. Will a CDL Pro finish Season 03 on the #1 spot or will a new talented player make it to the top?

All Ranks, SR and More explained for MW2 Ranked Play

In Modern Warfare II Ranked Play, everyone starts as a Bronze Ranked player. You don’t have to play placement matches, so you can start competing right away with other players. You can quickly move up through Skill Divisions if you play well, and you won’t have to worry about Ladders and Ladder Points. Just focus on winning matches to increase your Skill Rating.

You can play with up to three friends in Ranked Play, as long as their Skill Division falls within a specific range. The rules for restrictions are determined by the highest Skill Division of the party.

  • Bronze through Platinum players can party up with no restrictions.
  • Diamond and Crimson players can only form parties with and play against other players within two Skill Divisions.
  • Iridescent and Top 250 Players can only form parties with and play against other players within one Skill Division.

If you’re going to play MW2 Ranked Play, it is best to find a team that you can play with consistently and that only play when you’re playing. I had a friend who played without me at the beginning of the season and he levelled up to the Diamond Division which meant I couldn’t play with him.

When each MW2 Ranked Play Season ends, the highest Skill Division you reached for that season decides the rewards you receive and where you begin in the next season. Players in Bronze through Crimson will begin one Skill Division lower than their previous highest placement, except for Bronze players who start at Bronze Tier I. Demotion Protection will be on for the first 3 matches in this case. Iridescent and Top 250 players will start at the Diamond Tier I Skill Division, with Demotion Protection enabled for several matches

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