Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 update patch notes: New weapons, Showdown map, modes, more

Nathan Warby
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The Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 update is here, and fans are eager to get their hands on what the new season will bring. Here are the full patch notes for Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 including all of the weapons, maps, and more.

The Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 update has arrived, bringing new weapons, maps, and modes for players to enjoy.

With all of this new content to take in, here’s everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 including the full patch notes with weapon buffs and nerfs, the return of a classic Call of Duty map, new weapons, and more.

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Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 promises a ton of new content.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 start date

Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 arrives on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST.

PlayStation players can download the update ahead of time, but Xbox and PC players will receive the download when the season starts.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 new maps

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Call of Duty 4’s Showdown is making a return in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 players will receive a whopping six new maps at the start of Season 4 and one additional map with the mid-season update.

Take a look at the maps set to arrive in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4:

  • Showdown (core map): Season 4 launch
  • Kunstenaar District (core map): Season 4 launch
  • Mercado (Gunfight map): Season 4 launch
  • Penthouse (Gunfight map): Season 4 launch
  • Mawizeh Marshlands (Battle map): Season 4 launch
  • Ahkdar Village (Battle map): Season 4 launch
  • Vondel Waterfront (core map): Season 4 Reloaded

Call of Duty fans will recognize the classic Showdown map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Two core maps, two Gunfight maps, and two Battle maps will be playing as of June 14.

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All Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 new weapons

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The Tempus Razorback is one of three new MW2 Season 4 weapons.

Three new weapons are heading to Modern Warfare 2 with the Season 4 update. The Tempus Razorback Assault Rifle is expected to be a “jack-of-all-trades” weapon in MW2. Meanwhile, the ISO 45 is a “throwback to Modern Warfare (2019),” and it’s said to operate in a similar fashion to its counterpart.

Both the new Season 4 AR and SMG will be available via the Battle Pass.

  • Tempus Razorback Assault Rifle: Battle Pass Sector D13
  • ISO 45 SMG: Battle Pass Sector D19
  • Tonfa Melee weapon: Vondel Event Unlock

Meanwhile, players will have to take part in the Vondel Event arriving in Season 4 to unlock the Tonfa Melee weapon.

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Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 new Operators

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Players can unlock Nikto via the Season 4 Battle Pass.

Nikto will arrive as a playable Operator in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4. This character will be familiar to Modern Warfare 2019 fans as he was a Spetsnaz Operator of the Allegiance faction in that game.

Here’s a look at all of the upcoming Season 4 Operators in MW2:

  • Nikto: Season 4 launch – Battle Pass
  • Io: Season 4 launch – BlackCell
  • Ana Vega: Season 4 launch window – Bundle
  • Izanami: In Season 4 – Bundle
  • Butch: In Season 4 – Bundle

Both Nikto and the BlackCell Operator Io will be available at the start of Season 4, while Ana Vega will arrive shortly after the update. It seems players will have to wait for the Izanami and Butch bundles that will likely arrive with the mid-season update.

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Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 patch notes

STABILITY

  • This update contains several fixes to reduce the number of known crashes. We continue to prioritize increased stability and crash fixes across all platforms.
  • Studio teams have made meaningful progress in deploying several server-related fixes and upgrades over the last few weeks. We have seen significant performance improvement in several areas of concern including crashes. We remain committed to tracking and pursuing these issues and will continue to share progress.

OPERATORS

Nikto

  • The former FSB deep-cover agent was first spotted in Modern Warfare® (2019), using his menacing signature black mask to cover the disfiguration of his face caused by Mr. Z. A methodical and calculated soldier, Nikto is a natural-born leader who appears to fear nothing, with next to no gaps in his skill set as the ultimate soldier of fortune.

Ana Vega

  • The daughter of paramedics and Army reservists with family roots in Cuba, Ana Vega never had the opportunity to get to know her parents. Both were killed during rescue operations in the early days of the Urzikstan conflict. The Gold Star child followed in their footsteps in attempt to reconnect with her fallen parents, graduating with top honors from the United States Military Academy and enlisting in the Army’s Combat Medic Specialist Training Program (CMSTP). Proving her exemplary proficiency in combat and as a medic, she eventually caught the attention of her commanding officer, who fast-tracked her to a position on a prestigious Special Forces unit with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Io (BlackCell)

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WEAPONS

Tempus Razor Back: Assault Rifle

  • A masterclass in exceptional manufacturing, this Tempus Armament assault rifle features a bullpup design and frame-vibration control, resulting in a smooth and controllable full-auto 5.56 weapon.
    • Unlock in Battle Pass Sector D13

ISO 45: Submachine Gun

  • The ISO Platform’s answer to room clearing. This SMG dominates with a high fire rate and the stopping power of .45 Auto rounds.
    • Unlock in Battle Pass Sector D19

Tonfa: Melee

  • This hard-polymer, edgeless melee weapon delivers blunt trauma without risk of dulling or breaking. Versatile, comfortable, and lethal in the right hands.
    • Unlock via Assault on Vondel Event

  • Shotgun
    • Pellets now use damage priority
      • If more than four pellets hit a target, the highest damage among those hit pellets will be used 
  • Melee
    • Fist Lunge Range decreased 
    • Gunbutt Lunge Range decreased
    • Gunbutt Damage decreased | Warzone Only 

WEAPON BALANCING

These changes to Player Health and the application of Armor Damage ultimately result in the Time to Kill feeling slower, more consistent, and more reactable at every engagement distance.

While a select few Weapons are listed below, it is important to note that most Weapons will see their effectiveness altered as a result of the change to Armor Damage. For now, we will be retiring the term “Armor Damage” and any future changes that are Warzone specific will be followed by “Warzone Only.”

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» Battle Rifles « 

  • Cronen Squall 
    • Full-Auto
      • Bullets to Kill increased by 2 | Warzone Only
      • Maximum Damage increased | Warzone Only
      • Minimum Damage added | Warzone Only
    • Semi-Auto
      • Bullets to Kill increased by 1 | Warzone Only
      • Maximum Damage decreased | Warzone Only
      • Minimum Damage increased | Warzone Only

» Shotguns « 

  • Bryson 800 
    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Head Multiplier increased 
    • Neck Multiplier increased 
    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 
    • Arm Multipliers increased 
    • Leg Multipliers increased 
  • Bryson 890 
    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Head Multiplier increased 
    • Neck Multiplier increased 
    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 
    • Arm Multipliers increased 
    • Leg Multipliers increased 
  • Expedite 12 
    • Minimum Damage added | Warzone Only 
    • Leg Multipliers increased 
  • KV Broadside 
    • Mid Damage decreased 
  • Lockwood 300 
    • Minimum Damage decreased | Warzone Only
    • Head Multiplier increased 
    • Neck Multiplier increased 
    • Upper Torso Multiplier increased 
    • Arm Multipliers increased 
    • Leg Multipliers increased 
    • Hip to ADS Spread transition speed increased
      • Becomes accurate faster after aiming down sights 
    • Mid Damage Ranges increased 
    • Mid Damage decreased slightly 

» Submachine Guns « 

  • Fennec 45 
    • Bullets to Kill decreased by 1 | Warzone Only 

  • FTAC Siege 
    • Akimbo FTAC Siege (NEW)
      • Unlock through in-game Challenge: 25 Hip Fire Operator kills with the FTAC Siege
  • Kastov-74u 
    • KSTV-17 Barrel (NEW)
      • Added to Kastov-74u progression, replaces 5.45 Tracer at Level 9
        • Players who have progressed beyond this level will have it retroactively granted to their account following the launch of Season 4 
  • KV Broadside 
    • 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
      • Close-range Damage increased slightly 

  • Fixed an issue with the SZ Aggressor-IR Optic where its ADS penalty was higher than intended 
  • Fixed an issue with 12-Gauge Dragon’s Breath residual damage where it would be counted as a headshot for scoring 
  • Fixed an issue that caused Death Effects to intermittently occur on incorrect bodies 
  • Fixed numerous incorrect Attachment unlock criteria
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game challenge completed overlay for the KL40-M2 Drill underbarrel Attachment showed a placeholder name
  • Fixed an issue causing the .300 BLK Overpressured +P ammunition to remain locked without unlock requirements, despite the Weapon being at max level
  • Fixed an issue where Bipod Attachments were not blocked on some Weapons when using the canted iron sights

EVENTS

  • NEW: Assault on Vondel
    • Your mission is to fight back against Nikto’s clandestine army, and reclaim the city in our seasonal event. The Assault on Vondel begins at the launch of Season 04 and goes through July 7. Earn rewards through two types of challenges during the event:
      • Community Challenges: All Players must work together to gather medals through classic challenges, unlocking gameplay rewards such as the Taxi Boat and Trams,  Reinforcement Flare Field Upgrade, the Favorite Supply Box and a brand new Tonfa melee Weapon.
      • Mastery Challenges: Individual challenges that are directly tied to a cosmetic reward while also contributing to the Community Challenge. The most efficient way to get all cosmetic rewards is to land on Vondel, but playing across the game is also supported.

Find more details on how the Assault on Vondel Launch Event will work in the Warzone section of these Patch Notes. 

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BATTLE PASS

  • Unlock 100 tiers of content in this season’s Battle Pass, featuring 2 new weapons, Nikto and more! Check out the Season 04 Battle Pass blog for all the intel, including BlackCell.

GAMEPLAY

  • Parachute: Weapon Quick Raise is now always used when cutting your parachute or landing for improved responsiveness on landing

PERKS

  • Bomb Squad now scales both explosive damage and clamps the maximum damage unless the damage was a direct impact

FIELD UPGRADES

  • Field Upgrades now refund properly when shocked by a shock stick mid-deployment 
  • Throwing Star kills now properly extend Battle Rage and Dead Silence 

AUDIO

  • Added ability for War Tracks to play in 3D positions from Vehicles in the world, rather than only to Players riding in a Vehicle

UI/UX

  • Multiple Attacker Notifier Quality of Life
    • When a Player is downed while simultaneously under fire from multiple enemy Players, a text notifier will appear near their crosshair indicating the total number of recent attackers.

  • Added a new splash that calls out when a Player is downed or killed by more than one attacker
  • Players  can now view Skins for locked Operators
  • Added the ability to select Skins for Tacticals and Lethals… check out the new Wumpa grenade! 
  • Added the ability to remove all of your equipped attachments on your weapon by pressing and hold RT/R2 in Gunsmith.
  • Improved clarity on which Attachments have Skins, are Tunable, or are Pro-Tuned
  • Added the Pro-Tuned tag to the loadout preview widget for Blueprint-tuned Weapons
  • Added Pros and Cons for all Attachments
  • Improved usability of Loadout select
  • Perk Packages now use a double-stacked row
  • Additions and improvements to the HUD for Search and Destroy and Rescue Modes
  • Added reticles and tracers to the Loadout preview in Gunfight
  • Added a POI label under the Compass in Gunfight
  • General visual improvements to the HUD in Gunfight
  • Redesigned AAR and Scoreboard to accommodate 6v6 and larger matches

GLOBAL BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where exiting the Tactical Camera would sometimes leave a blurry screen 
  • Fixed an issue where the Player would have their controls locked if they tried to re-enter a Recon Drone as it dies, while looking through a Spotter Scope
  • Fixed an issue where the Wheelson could be deployed on top of other vehicles
  • Fixed an issue where the Player’s FOV would remained zoomed in after leaving control of the Gunship
  • Fixed an issue that prevented bots from being able to revive downed teammates
  • Fixed an issue where Weapon progress trackers could become misaligned with their Weapons in the Weapon Challenges menu
  • Fixed an issue where the Buy Battle Pass menu launched abruptly when accessed for the second time while on View Map in the Battle Pass tab
  • Fixed an issue where the Operator could disappear when the Player enters the Emblem or Calling Card tab and goes back
  • Fixed an issue where Players could experience dropped frames when switching Calling Card tabs
  • Fixed an issue where loot could be destroyed if a Player died on top of an exploding vehicle
  • Fixed an issue where the Player would exit the Light Helo but still remain inside of it
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Players to end up in a broken state when performing a roof exit on a vehicle as it blew up
  • Fixed an issue where vehicles didn’t collide with Players reviving other Players
  • Fixed an issue where collision sounds on the armor of the armored pickup truck didn’t play
  • Fixed an issue causing a number of missing vehicle icons in Ground War’s Tac Map legend

SPECIAL OPS

COOPERATIVE

  • Added display information when interacting with previously-claimed intel fragments
    • The number of intel fragments remaining for you in this missions
    • The distance to the nearest unclaimed intel fragment 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue with timers conflicting with one another during the puzzle in Atomgrad Raid Episode 01
  • Fixed an issue where Players could crash if they used the Restart from Checkpoint feature in the maze in Atomgrad Raid Episode 01
  • Fixed an issue where Players could crash if they lingered at a puzzle for a long time in Atomgrad Raid Episode 01
  • Fixed an issue where the Oxygen Tank would disappear while ledge hanging in Atomgrad Raid Episode 01
  • Fixed an issue where enemies would plant bombs in the wall in Defender: Hafid Port
  • Fixed an issue where Players that have not made a Custom Loadout will see overlapping default Loadout UI

MULTIPLAYER

MAPS

Kunstenaar District (Core 6v6)

  • Located west of the Museum in Vondel, the Kunstenaar District (translation: Arts District) features a row of townhouses, boutique shops, a central plaza, and a swimmable canal along its west flank.

Showdown (Core 6v6)

  • The iconic map returns! It’s a great place to practice for those hot drops . . . or just drop airstrikes and helicopter Killstreaks with Gold weapons just like old times.

Mawizeh Marsh (Battle Map)

  • Mawizeh Marshlands is from the region of the Al Mazrah map containing the infamous River Diamond Luxury Resort . . . or what’s left of it.

Ahkdar Village (Battle Map)

  • Action is mostly contained in the village (where Showdown is also located), and its most notable borders are the railroad to the south and the stepped farms and base of the mountain to the north. Vehicular combat may be frequent within the city walls, although infantry can take to the battlements, rooftops, and alleyways to counter them.

Mercado (Gunfight)

  • The Mercado is a section of Las Almas cleared out for Gunfight and Face Off battles. Combat within this large, covered structure will be frenetic on multiple levels, so get ready to stay close to your duo or trio, get in, and get out.

Penthouse (Gunfight)

  • Time to take Gunfights all the way up to the top. The Penthouse, situated in the heart of Chicago, features a lap pool, an outdoor firepit, and a tight-angled modern interior. 

  • Fixed various collision and/or geometry issue on MultiPlayer maps
  • Fixed an issue on Guijarro where the Overwatch Helo would drop from the sky when leaving the Map

PLAYLIST

  • Added Battle Map (12v12) Search and Destroy
  • Added Battle Map (12v12) Prisoner Rescue
  • Added to Quickplay:
    • 10v10
    • 3rd Person
    • Infected 
    • Gun Game
    • Drop Zone
    • Grind 

GENERAL

  • Tuned spawns for Breenbergh Hotel, Black Gold, Exhibit, and Himmelmatt Expo
  • Updated the rate at which UAV sweeps are performed for the infected team in Giant Infected:
    • One sweep every 20 seconds by default
    • One sweep every 3 seconds when less than 24 survivors remain
  • Updated class tables to include Blueprints through Season 03 Reloaded
  • Moved the bag locations from the top of barrels to the ground on Black Gold in Knock Out
  • Added “Score Limit” and “Time Limit” options for Bounty
  • Adjusted Weapon locations on Blacksite in Gunfight O.S.P. 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed several exploits with the Tactical Camera
  • Fixed an out of bounds issue with the Recon Drone
  • Fixed an issue where Players would sometimes not receive the proper rewards when killing Players downed in Last Stand
  • Fixed a connection timeout issue some Players would encounter in Drop Zone
  • Fixed a bug where some melee kills would not count as one-hit-kills in One in the Chamber
  • Fixed an issue where some in-game Weapon challenge camo unlock text was cutoff and did not include the Weapon name
  • Fixed an issue in Private Matches where the Player could not earn Killstreaks properly with the “Retain Streaks on Death” and “Persistent Streak Progress” options tuned on

MWII RANKED PLAY

MWII Ranked Play continues in Season 04, featuring NEW Seasonal Rewards including the Pro Re-Issue Vaznev-9k! Whether you’re jumping into your first Ranked Play match or continuing your grind, there’s more to unlock and competition to face. Below are the Season 04 specific details to keep in mind for returning competitors and further below is a full refresher for all players.

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Here are the highlights for returning Season 03 competitors.

Competitive Game Modes, Maps, and Settings

  • Updated Minimum Level requirement for Ranked Play entry: Level 45
  • New Season 04 Restrictions
    • Assault Rifles
      • Tempus Razorback
    • SMGs
      • ISO 45
    • Melee
      • Tonfa

SR (Skill Rating) & Divisions

  • End of Season Skill Setback Update: At the end of each Season, your ending Skill Division will determine where you start the following season:
    • Bronze through Crimson I players are set back three Tiers below where they finished in the previous season.
      • Example: A player ending Season 03 in Gold III will begin Season 04 in Silver III.
    • Players Crimson II and above will start Season 04 in Diamond I.
  • Season 04 Rewards
    • Season 04 Win Rewards
      • Throughout the Season 04, players can earn the following rewards:
        • 5 Wins: ‘Season 04 Competitor’ Weapon Sticker
        • 10 Wins: Pro Re-Issue Vaznev-9k Weapon Blueprint
        • 25 Wins: ‘Please Rotate’ Weapon Charm
        • 50 Wins: ‘Lock it Down’ Large Weapon Decal
        • 75 Wins: ‘MWII Ranked Play Season 04’ Loading Screen
        • 100 Wins: ‘MWII Season 04 Ranked Veteran’ Weapon Camo
    • End of Season Division Rewards
      • At the end of each Season, players will be awarded Skill Division rewards that represent their highest attained Division that Season.
        • Division Skins:
          • Earn a Skill Division Skin for use with both CDL Male & Female Operators on both Factions to represent your highest Skill Division. Once the Skins from one Skill Division have been unlocked they can be permanently used in following Seasons and anywhere you play:
            • Top 250: Unlock the ‘Top 250 Competitor’ Skin by finishing a Season in the Top 250 Skill Division. Players must be in the Division at the end of the Season to qualify for this reward.
            • Gold – Iridescent: Earn the applicable ‘Gold Competitor’, ‘Platinum Competitor’, ‘Diamond Competitor’, ‘Crimson Competitor’, or ‘Iridescent Competitor’ Skin based on your highest Skill Division reached over the course of the Season. 
    • Seasonal Division Rewards
      • Each Ranked Play Season features a unique set of Division Rewards awarded at the end of the Season to celebrate the player’s highest Skill Division reached that Season. 
      • The Season 04 rewards are as follows:
        • Top 250: ‘Season 04 Top 250’ Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Calling Card
        • Iridescent: ‘Season 04 Iridescent’ Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Calling Card
        • Crimson: ‘Season 04 Crimson’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Diamond: ‘Season 04 Diamond’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Platinum: ‘Season 04 Platinum’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Gold: ‘Season 04 Gold’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Silver: Emblem
        • Bronze: Emblem
      • Ranked Play First Place: The player who finishes Season 04 in the #1 position on the Top 250 Leaderboard will receive a unique, one-of-a-kind Calling Card and Emblem for the ultimate bragging rights.

Here’s a complete overview of MWII Ranked Play for new Season 04 players!

Competitive Game Modes, Maps, and Settings

  • Ranked Play continues in Season 04! Play competitive, 4v4 matches using the same maps, modes, and settings used in the Call of Duty League 2023 ruleset.
    • Updated minimum Level requirement for Ranked Play entry: Level 45
  • Select Weapons, Attachments, Equipment, Perks, Field Upgrades, and Streaks are restricted.
    • New Season 04 Restrictions
      • Assault Rifles
        • Tempus Razorback
      • SMGs
        • ISO 45
      • Melee
        • Tonfa
  • Game Modes and Maps:
    • CDL Search and Destroy
      • Al Bagra Fortress
      • Breenburgh Hotel
      • El Asilo
      • Embassy
      • Mercado Las Almas
    • CDL Hardpoint
      • Al Bagra Fortress
      • Breenburgh Hotel
      • Embassy
      • Mercado Las Almas
      • Zarqwa Hydroelectric
    • CDL Control
      • Breenburgh Hotel
      • El Asilo
      • Himmelmatt Expo

SR (Skill Rating) & Divisions

Test yourself against your peers and track that progress with a visible SR (Skill Rating) that determines your place across 8 Skill Divisions.

  • All new Ranked Play players begin their journey in Bronze I with 0 SR.
  • Players increase their SR by winning matches and lose SR whenever they lose matches. 
  • Both individual and team performance will impact how much SR you gain or lose per match. In higher Skill Divisions, team performance has a bigger impact on SR gained or lost so that all winning playstyles are more consistently rewarded.
  • Players can progress through eight Skill Divisions by reaching SR milestones:
    • Bronze – Starting Division
    • Silver – 900 SR 
    • Gold – 2,100 SR 
    • Platinum – 3,600 SR 
    • Diamond – 5,400 SR 
    • Crimson – 7,500 SR 
    • Iridescent – 10,000 SR 
    • Top 250 – 10,000+ SR
  • End of Season Skill Setback: At the end of each Season, your ending Skill Division will determine where you start the following season:
    • [Updated] Bronze through Crimson I players are set back three Tiers below where they finished in the previous season.
      • Example: A player ending Season 03 in Gold III will begin Season 04 in Silver III.
    • Players Crimson II and above will start Season 04 in Diamond I.

Ranks & Rewards

MWII Ranked Play is the most rewarding competitive Call of Duty experience ever, with a variety of valuable rewards available to players at launch and Season after Season.

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  • Unlocked Rewards can be used in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0. Unlock what the mode has to offer to show off your Rank and Skill wherever you play.
  • Ranked Play now features brand new Season 04 Rewards!
  • Ranks and Rank Rewards
    • Separate from the player’s SR and Skill Division is Rank. Rank persists across Seasons to celebrate the player’s lifetime win total across their Ranked Play career. 
    • All players start at Rank 1 and can progress to Rank 50.
    • Players increase their Rank by winning matches to earn Stars. Each win grants one (1) Star. Win enough matches and you’ll earn enough Stars to reach the next Rank. 
    • Every 5 Ranks players will progress their Rank icon and unlock a set of Rank rewards:
      • Rank 5: Ranked Competitor Skin for use with both CDL Male & Female Operators on both Factions.
      • Rank 10: ‘Press F’ Emblem 
      • Rank 15: Pro Issue X12 Weapon Blueprint
      • Rank 20: ‘Ace’ Weapon Charm
      • Rank 25: ‘Turn It Up’ Emblem
      • Rank 30: ‘Ranked Win Tracker’ Gun Screen that displays the player’s lifetime Ranked Play win total. 
      • Rank 35: ‘I’m Cracked’ Large Weapon Decal
      • Rank 40: Pro Issue Combat Knife Weapon Blueprint
      • Rank 45: ‘Sweep’ Weapon Charm
      • Rank 50: Ranked Veteran Emblem & Skin for use with both CDL Male & Female Operators on both Factions.
    • Each Rank Milestone also unlocks a Calling Card that represents the player’s achieved Rank. 
  • Season 04 Rewards
    • In addition to Rank Rewards, each Ranked Play Season will give players the opportunity to earn exclusive limited-time rewards. 
    • Throughout the Season 04, players can earn the following rewards:
      • 5 Wins: ‘MWII Season 04 Competitor’ Weapon Sticker
      • 10 Wins: Pro Re-Issue Vaznev-9k Weapon Blueprint
      • 25 Wins: ‘Please Rotate’ Weapon Charm
      • 50 Wins: ‘Lock it Down’ Large Weapon Decal
      • 75 Wins: ‘MWII Ranked Play Season 04’ Loading Screen
      • 100 Wins: ‘MWII Season 04 Ranked Veteran’ Weapon Camo
  • End of Season Division Rewards
    • At the end of each Season, players will be awarded Skill Division rewards that represent their highest attained Division that Season.
      • Division Skins:
        • Earn a Skill Division Skin for use with both CDL Male & Female Operators on both Factions to represent your highest Skill Division. Once the Skins from one Skill Division have been unlocked they can be permanently used in following Seasons and anywhere you play:
          • Top 250: Unlock the ‘Top 250 Competitor’ Skin by finishing a Season in the Top 250 Skill Division. Players must be in the Division at the end of the Season to qualify for this reward.
          • Gold – Iridescent: Earn the applicable ‘Gold Competitor’, ‘Platinum Competitor’, ‘Diamond Competitor’, ‘Crimson Competitor’, or ‘Iridescent Competitor’ Skin based on your highest Skill Division reached over the course of the Season. 
    • Seasonal Division Rewards
      • Each Ranked Play Season features a unique set of Division Rewards awarded at the end of the Season to celebrate the player’s highest Skill Division reached that Season. 
      • The Season 04 rewards are as follows:
        • Top 250: ‘MWII Season 04 Top 250’ Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Calling Card
        • Iridescent: ‘MWII Season 04 Iridescent’ Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Calling Card
        • Crimson: ‘MWII Season 04 Crimson’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Diamond: ‘MWII Season 04 Diamond’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Platinum: ‘MWII Season 04 Platinum’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Gold: ‘MWII Season 04 Gold’ Weapon Charm and Emblem
        • Silver: Emblem
        • Bronze: Emblem
      • Ranked Play First Place: The player who finishes Season 04 in the #1 position on the Top 250 Leaderboard will receive a unique, one-of-a-kind Calling Card and Emblem for the ultimate bragging rights.

Competitive Integrity Features

  • From Start to Finish: Players who disconnect or quit matches will receive SR penalties as well as temporary suspensions, with escalating penalties for repeat offenders. 
  • SR Forgiveness: If a player disconnects or quits in the middle of the match, all team members outside of that player’s party will not lose ANY SR.
    • It is still possible to earn SR if players can overcome their disadvantage, but a loss at a numerical disadvantage will not yield SR loss for players outside of the leaving player’s party.
  • Fair Fights, Even Teams: If a player quits or disconnects before the start of a match, the match will be canceled and will not count. The remaining players will be returned to the main menu.
  • Professional Conduct Only: Friendly Fire is enabled in Ranked Play per CDL rules. Repeated Friendly Fire will result in players being kicked from games and receiving penalties and suspensions.
  • Demotion Protection: After advancing to a higher Skill Division, players will be granted temporary Demotion Protection and will not lose any SR within the first three games in the new Division. Following that initial protection, if players were to lose enough SR to be demoted, they will first be dropped to the minimum threshold of their current Skill Division instead of being demoted. Losing their next match will result in a demotion. 
  • Demotion Protection is also applied for the player’s first 3 games of each Ranked Play Season. 
  • Party SR Restrictions: To ensure competitive fairness and balance of matches in higher Skill Divisions, players in certain Divisions can only party up with players around their current SR. The player with the highest Skill Division in the party determines which Party SR Restrictions are used:
    • Iridescent (Including Top 250) & Crimson: Can party with players within 1 Skill Division
    • Diamond: Can party within 2 Skill Divisions
    • Bronze – Platinum: Can party up without any restrictions

In the meantime, be sure to take a look at our other Modern Warfare 2 guides:

Best Modern Warfare 2 PC settings | Best Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 2 |  Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play rewards | Best SMGs in Modern Warfare 2 | Best Modern Warfare 2 controller settings | Best mouse & keyboard settings for Modern Warfare 2

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].