Modern Warfare 2 bug convinces players separate Ranked Play modes on the way

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Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play has been a success since arriving in Season 2, and players are constantly on the lookout for changes and updates. It seems a bug has convinced players that the ability to select filtered game modes could arrive in Ranked Play.

Modern Warfare 2 players are still getting acquainted with Season 2 Reloaded‘s Himmelmatt Expo. Those who have been grinding Ranked Play are hoping that the new map will make its way to the competitive mode.

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The Season 2 Reloaded update delivered few changes to the Ranked Play experience in Modern Warfare 2, which has players wondering what’s in store for Season 3.

Following the update, a player has shared a strange image of the Modern Warfare 2 menu that features a Ranked Hardpoint mode, leading to speculation that filtered game modes could hit Ranked Play.

The Reddit user who shared the image below claimed that it briefly showed up in the menu before disappearing. This has led to plenty of confusion, with the community debating if it’s just a bug or if it’s teasing a feature that is expected to arrive in a future update.

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If you look closely you can read the description “competitive 4v4 Hardpoint,” however the image seen in the menu features a Warzone 2 logo, which further mystified players.

While the arrival of Ranked Hardpoint in the MW2 menu is likely just the result of a bug, players were naturally curious: “Interesting, maybe adding filtered game modes into ranked so you can play what you want in the future?”

The idea of filtered game modes in Ranked Play certainly split the community in the comments. “I’d love to not have to play SnD anymore, such a pace killer vs the other two modes,” said one player who supported the idea of selecting Ranked Hardpoint, S&D, or Control separately.

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Meanwhile, another player explained that the concept itself was counterintuitive to the idea of a competitive Ranked Play mode: “I think having a filter kinda takes away from the ranked aspect of MW2 you’re supposed to be able to compete in the different game modes.”

There were also those who were neither against nor for the possibility of filtered game modes in Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play.

One player used the discussion to bring up a different feature that could act as a compromise. The player said, “If anything they should allow map voting in ranked — if the CDL teams can vote / have map bans in league play why can’t we have the feature baked in as well?”

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Whether map voting or filtered game modes in Ranked Play are set to arrive in Modern Warfare 2 or not, it seems players are constantly thinking of ways to improve the well-liked experience.

For more, check out all of the Ranked Play rewards in Modern Warfare 2, or the best Ranked Play loadouts to use in Season 2 Reloaded.

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