We have broken down all you need to know about the highly anticipated ‘Ranked Play’ mode is set to go live on Friday, December 1st in Call of Duty: WWII.
Originally released on November 3rd, CoD: WW2 generated a massive amount of attention within the community after it was revealed that the title would be bringing back ‘boots on the ground’ combat following three years of ‘advanced movement.’
Although teased via social media and other outlets by Sledgehammer Studio Head Michael Condrey and other members of the development team, the inclusion of a proper ‘Ranked Play’ mode was confirmed in the game with a total of seven different tiers.
The first Ranked Play season kicks off on Friday, December 1st at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST, 6 PM GMT) on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will be titled ‘The Placement Season‘ which allows the system to get a solid read on the ability of a player, and properly place them in the correct rank for the second season. No ‘party up’ function will be available in the first season in order to focus on individual skill assessment but will return in season two.
As of writing, it is not officially known how long seasons will last. Although it appears that players will receive rewards at the end of each season that corresponds to their rank, such as a special in-game helmet.
After being found by a Reddit user, a total of eight helmets are shown to represent the seven different tiers, with the last (bottom right) expected to be for the ‘Top 100’ players in the Masters rank.
The helmets can be found below in order from lowest to highest: Rank One, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, and Top 100.
It has also been previously revealed that any player finishing in the world-Top 100 will be given the ‘Pro’ tag, yet it is not clear what this distinction actually entails.
Like previous years, a temporary ban system will be in place for players that decide to leave matches early, with penalties depending on the number of offenses.
Ranked Play Penalties
- 1st offense: 15 minutes
- 2nd offense: 30 minutes
- 3rd offense: 45 minutes
League Play will use MMR/ SR matchmaking as confirmed by Sledgehammer Studio Head Michael Condrey, which is a complex system that is based on your level and individual performances as a collective. More information on how the system works can be found right here.
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The 4v4 competitive playlist will reportedly use the new Call of Duty World League V1 ruleset that was released on November 29th, which removed the Gridiron game mode, implemented a grenade delay, and a variety of other changes after professional players provided the developer with feedback.
More information on the upcoming 2018 Ranked Play season can be found on the official Sledgehammer Games website.