All maps & modes in MW3 Ranked Play

Nathan Warby
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Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play has received a fresh update for the Season 2 patch. For those wondering what the maps and modes are in MW3 Ranked Play for Season 2, here’s everything you need to know.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 brings a ton of new content, and with the previous season introducing Ranked Play, updates and changes have arrived for the competitive mode.

Just like the previous version, MW3 Ranked Play tasks players with climbing through the Ranks and Skill Divisions to prove their mettle and earn unique rewards. It mimics the same rules and restrictions as the CDL, while using the same limited pool of maps and modes.

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Here’s a breakdown of all the game modes and maps in Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play.

All MW3 Ranked Play game modes & maps

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MW3 Ranked Play has the same rules as the CDL.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play will feature three different game modes and six maps, just like the CDL. However, in order to make the experience as smooth as possible, not all maps support each game mode.

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The Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 update has introduced a new map for Ranked Play, meaning there’s been some removals.

Check out every game mode in MW3 Ranked Play and the eligible maps below:

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Hardpoint

  • Invasion
  • Karachi
  • Skidrow
  • Sub Base
  • Rio

Control

  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi

Search and Destroy

  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi
  • Rio
  • Terminal

Rio is the new introduction to Ranked Play for both SnD and Hardpoint, replacing Skidrow and Terminal respectively. Sub Base has finally returned for Hardpoint after the devs fixed an issue with the map. The Control maps have remained the same for Season 2 of MW3 Ranked Play, however, we expect more mode and map changes in the future, so stay tuned.

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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].