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Everything to know about Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play

Find out everything to do with Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play, including the release date and who is developing this year's competitive mode.

Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play: A character can be seen

Ranked Play is a core component of every Call of Duty game. In recent years developers have fallen into a rhythm of relying on Treyarch for their ranked mode and unfortunately, the cadence and flow of the rollout of Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play isn’t changing massively this year.

With the Call of Duty MW3 release date on the horizon, the multiplayer will focus on the core selection of modes, maps, rewards, and progression. But, you won’t have to wait too long to use some of the best Call of Duty MW3 guns and what has been built up in Call of Duty MW2 will be expanded upon in this year’s game.

Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play release date window

The Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play release date will be sometime in early 2024, alongside Season 1.5. This was confirmed at the Call of Duty Next event and with the Call of Duty MW3 Season 1 release date set for December, Season 1.5 should arrive early in January.

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Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play developer

The ranked play mode for Call of Duty MW3 is being developed by Treyarch, as we have seen for the past few years. More details about the Ranked Play mode will be revealed as we get closer to its release.

The mode was only briefly mentioned in the stream.

How will Ranked Play work in Call of Duty MW3?

Given that most of MW3 is built off of the foundation of MW2, we can expect the mode to be similar if not virtually identical. So, it will most likely be a 4v4 mode set on specific maps, modes, and with a set of rules and restrictions based off the competitive standard.

You will likely need to reach around level 16 to play, like in MW2, and your skill rating will increase or decrease based on each match you win or lose – taking into account both individual and team performance. You can then climb up the ranks and the tiers within those ranks each season.

If seasonal resets work like they do in Call of Duty MW2, you will go back a skill division with each new season unless you are in the top 250 players, or the highest rank, where you will go back to the Diamond Tier. You can see a full breakdown of how these ranks could work in our Call of Duty MW2 ranks guide.

That covers the core of how Modern Warfare 2’s ranked mode works. Once we know exactly how MW3’s mode will work, we will update this section of the article. If you want a full breakdown of every aspect of Ranked in MW2 like the specific rewards for that game, you can find it on the Call of Duty Blog.

That covers what we know about the Call of Duty MW3 Ranked Play right now. As we mentioned, there really isn’t much known but we will keep this section updated over time with details on the mode within Call of Duty MW3 multiplayer on PS5, PS4, Xbox, and PC.