Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was recently released and, unsurprisingly, had a tremendous number of players hopping in over its initial few days on the market. The game is the sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), which itself is a reboot of the classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Up until the launch, developer Infinity Ward revealed more and more about the changes and features of Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer suite, but there was one mode noticeably absent — Ranked Play. Now, the developer has told fans when they can expect it to join the rest of the game.
Ranked Play in Modern Warfare 2 will not arrive in the game until next year, according to a new Tweet from Treyarch Studios. When it does eventually arrive, it will include competitive modes, visible skill ratings, competitive rewards, ranked skill divisions, and a top 250 leaderboard.
Competitive Modes ✅
Ranked Skill Divisions ✅
Visible Skill Ratings ✅
Top 250 Leaderboard ✅
Competitive Rewards ✅
More details to come!
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) November 2, 2022
As of right now, it’s unclear what the studio means by competitive rewards. But perhaps these could be unlockable cosmetics or profile customization items that reward players who succeed in ranked play. Offering rewards for playing the game is nothing new to the Call of Duty series. With Modern Warfare 2, players who pre-ordered the game were granted one week of early access to the campaign. Progressing through the single-player campaign provided rewards that could then be used in multiplayer.
Modern Warfare 2 players will still have to wait a while to get their hands on ranked play modes. However, they can still enjoy the current offerings in the game. That is, as long as they aren’t feeling the affects of technical issues. Various new and returning game modes, including the novel third-person mode, have provided ample variety to the multiplayer experience. Elsewhere, the new gunsmith weapon tuning offers unparalleled customization when it comes to adjusting guns to your specific requirements.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is currently available on PC via Steam and Battle.net. If you’re looking to maximize your effectiveness on the multiplayer battlefield, head on over to our guides and features hub. We have built a list of weapon builds for Modern Warfare 2, and are adding more all the time.