Modern Warfare 2 Will Get A Ranked Mode Shortly After Launch

According to recent leaks, Modern Warfare 2 is getting a Treyarch-created ranked mode very shortly after launch. So what do we know so far about the format? And, will it basically copy Vanguard?

Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Mode Shortly After Launch
And is Control going to be the 3rd mode? | © Activision

In case you weren't aware, Call of Duty games also have a ranked mode. In this mode they basically enforce the ruleset of the CDL (4-person teams, limited weapons, and only Hardpoint, SnD, and Control), but in addition to the competitive ruleset, they also have an ELO system by which players can ascend and descend the ranks. Simple, right? Just like most games.

Except Call of Duty's ranked mode is usually riddled with bugs and often delayed. The franchise is focused on a casual audience, so it's completely reasonable that this mode isn't a priority, but even so it's often neglected to an insulting degree. Well, no longer, as recent leaks suggest the ranked mode is being given more attention in Modern Warfare 2. Praise be.

MW2's Ranked Mode Coming Shortly After Launch

For the first time in recent history, Modern Warfare 2 will get a ranked mode integrated shortly after launch, and it will be made by Treyarch. This leak comes from a known insider called the TheGhostOfHope, who shared the information a few hours ago:


He went on to add that, "the ranked system MWII uses will be the one VG has" which is fantastic new in itself. MW2019's "ranked mode" didn't actually have ranks; you could play with a competitive ruleset, but there was no way to gain or lose ELO, and nothing to work towards. By comparison, Vanguard's ranked mode was far better and gave us both a competitive ruleset and an actual set of ranks to grind through.

Thanks to leaker @r3al1tyuk we also got a first glimpse at some of the rank icons:

Sadly we don't have any prestige icons yet. But we will keep you guys updated, as soon as new info is dropped.

That's all there is to say about this aspect of Modern Warfare 2. We're learning so much about the game every day, and there are loads of new gameplay features and changes to look forward to. While you're here, why not check out one of these other exciting recent developments: