When is Ranked Play coming to Modern Warfare 3?

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Modern Warfare 3 will soon feature a competitive Ranked Play mode, meaning players will once again get the chance to grind through the ranks and earn rewards along the way. Here’s everything you need to know about when Ranked Play is coming to MW3.

Since its introduction in Modern Warfare 2 Season 2, CoD players have enjoyed the Ranked Play mode, all while improving their skills, rising through the ranks, and earning exclusive rewards.

Ranked Play lets players play like the pros with restricted maps, weapons, and specific rules to keep the game as competitive as possible.

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play has been confirmed, so here’s when it will arrive in MW3.

When is Ranked Play coming to MW3?

Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play will arrive during MW3 Season 1 Reloaded, which is expected sometime in January.

Although an official date hasn’t been confirmed, we know that Season 1 is kicking off on December 6, so we expect the Season 1 Reloaded update to arrive sometime in January 2024.

It was revealed at the Call of Duty Next event that Treyarch are going to bring Ranked Play to MW3, as Greg Reisdorf, Sledgehammer’s Multiplayer Creative Director, said they will “update it, modernize it from Modern Warfare 2, bring that forward. Then for Season 1.5, mid-season one, we’ll have it out and that’s when it’s going to launch.”

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The devs doubled down on this release window in the MW3 Season 1 blog, which detailed what to expect: “Presented by Treyarch in partnership with Sledgehammer Games, Multiplayer Ranked Play launches mid-season and builds upon the foundation established in Modern Warfare II with new rewards to earn and updated Modern Warfare III maps, weapons, and Loadout content.”

Although no details have been shared about how Ranked Play will work yet, we expect the mode to continue to encourage players to climb Skills Divisions and earn SR along the way.

MW3 Ranked Play requires players to follow the rules and restrictions of the Call of Duty League (CDL). If you’re not familiar with the CDL format, this has players play matches of Search and Destroy, Hardpoint, and Control in a 4v4 format with specific weapon restrictions in place.

Following the Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 update, we should know more about how this new Ranked Play mode will work. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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