On May 10th, the Season 03 Reloaded update for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare II will bring something that players have been waiting for for a very long time. It was revealed very recently by Activision that when that update drops, it’ll go hand-in-hand with the long-awaited Warzone Ranked Play beta.
That’s right – it’s a beta product, but it’s better than nothing. It’s a series-first for Call of Duty Warzone, as up until now, players have been reliant on unranked, public playlists to get their competitive fix. From May 10th, that’s set to change, as those looking for an extra challenge will be able to participate in the Warzone Ranked Play beta.
It Took Them Long Enough
Warzone first launched in March 2020, and in the years that followed, it would come to experience a relatively rocky lifecycle. From waves of hackers and cheaters to pay-to-win bundles and from multi-million-dollar esports tournaments to creators carving out careers on the platform, Warzone’s ecosystem has seen and done it all.
But one thing it hasn’t ever had is Ranked Play – until now.
In a post on Twitter, the Call of Duty channel opened up on what will be featured as part of the Warzone Ranked Play beta, which is set to drop on May 10th. It was explained that there are all-new competitive settings, a ranking system (of course), a ‘visual skill system’, and seasonal rewards – so, all pretty much in keeping with the Ranked Play platforms found in Call of Duty’s main multiplayer offerings.
It seems like it’ll even follow the same format as Modern Warfare II’s Ranked Play, with a ‘Top 250’ being present that’ll showcase the best Call of Duty players in the world.
However, given that Modern Warfare II’s Ranked Play platform is absolutely sodden with hackers, there aren’t very high expectations for the Warzone Ranked Play beta.
Let’s wait and see what happens when Season 03 Reloaded drops on May 10th.