Ranking up in Overwatch can be an insane grind that takes multiple seasons. That’s why Twitch streamer m0xxy was shocked after seeing how a Mercy player on his team managed to go from bronze to masters like it was nothing.
Overwatch normally will award more SR for a win and take away less for a loss depending on your hidden MMR. This can also work the other way, with some players earning less SR for victories and losing a tonne for defeats. Basically, your performance in matches matters.
That said, being able climb super high in just a few games despite starting out at a lower SR range is practically unheard of. As such, m0xxy was rattled after checking the profile of a Mercy player in his game and their career history.
After a rough first round on Nepal Sanctum, m0xxy noted how the support was pocketing him instead of their Zenyatta who was constantly under pressure. A clear sign that that the player was lacking game sense to keep up at his level.
When he checked the Mercy’s first season of competitive play, which was back in season 24, he noticed they were a bronze DPS player and a diamond support. An extremely odd rank disparity.
“What the fuck?” he gasped. “Hold on. How does this make sense, Blizzard?!”
He then realized that the player’s support rank skyrocketed in just one season with minimal games played. “First season 3200. Then plays one hour on Mercy, nets six wins. This guy netted six wins and the difference was 400 SR!”
With some quick math, m0xxy concluded that the player was able to average a gain of 75 SR per win, which as previously explained, is quite ridiculous.
“How does one even get 75 SR per win?” he pondered. “I’m triggered. Why does Blizzard let that happen?”
Going from a bronze DPS to a masters support is a bit crazy.
“Why can someone, first ever season, they play and they get 3200? That’s fine. You can be winning placement games against masters and get placed in diamond. Makes sense,” he added. “But 75? He gained 400 SR in six wins. Six net wins. It’s not like he played 500 games. He played seven games. It’s just a problem with the system at that point.”
Unfortunately for the streamer, he ended up losing the game, but if Blizzard ends up doing something about these ridiculous SR gains, he may end up being a huge winner overall.
With Season 2 of both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone now live, we’ve got the complete rundown on every single item in the new Battle Pass.
The Battle Pass has become a key part of every new season in Call of Duty over the past year-plus, and Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone is no exception.
Once again, players have 100 Tiers to level up through to unlock all the fresh new content, including Operator skins, weapon blueprints, charms, watches, XP tokens, CoD Points, and more.
As usual, the S2 Battle Pass has both a paid and free version; the former gives players access to every single reward while the latter allows fans to still unlock some of the items without paying a dime, such as the two new guns. Everything you need to know about the BP can be found below.
Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Price & bundle
There are two options for the premium (paid) version of the Battle Pass. The first is to just buy the barebones version, which costs 1,000 CoD Points and unlocks only the items available at Tier 0.
However, for those who want a nice head start, there is also a Battle Pass Bundle that can be purchased for 2,400 CP, and it includes 20 instant Tier Skips, unlocking everything between Tier 0-20.
It’s also always worth pointing out that completing the full BP grants you a total return of 1,300 CP, which means you get all your Points back plus an extra 300. This technically means you can buy a BP once and always get enough CP back to buy future Passes as well.
Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: New guns
The FARA 83 assault rifle can be unlocked by reaching Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.
There are two new weapons released at the launch of Season 2: the FARA 83 assault rifle and LC-10 SMG. As usual, both of these are completely free for players to unlock; all you have to do is reach the necessary Tiers in the BP by grinding the game.
The FARA is available at Tier 15, while the LC-10 gets unlocked by reaching Tier 31.
The brand new LC-10 SMG is available at Tier 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.
Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Free items
In addition to the FARA 83 and LC10, there are a few other rewards that can be obtained through the S2 BP without having to purchase it:
FARA 83 Assault Rifle: Tier 15
LC-10 SMG: Tier 31
Three War Track Packs
Black Ops 2 Mixtape: Tier 44
Rock Pack II: Tier 72
Pop Rock: Tier 94
Glade Ripper LMG Blueprint: Tier 21
Dragon Idol SMG: Tier 55
300 CoD Points
Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Tier 100
Tier 100 is usually reserved for the most prestigious cosmetic items in the entire Battle Pass and S2 follows that trend as well. Reaching the final Tier unlocks two high-end cosmetics:
Warlord Naga Operator Skin: Naga is the new Operator in Season 2, and this skin features him wearing a ceremonial mask and a gold-trimmed leather jacket to show off his warlord status. Tier 100 also unlocks two Operator Missions for Naga.
Poison Dart Legendary LC-10 Blueprint: With the brand new LC-10 being one of two featured weapons in the BP, the final tier unlocks a special camo for it that has a green-and-black amphibian design to it.
Unlock this Naga skin & LC-10 Blueprint by reaching Tier 100 of the Season 2 Battle Pass.
Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: Reactive Blueprints
A brand new type of cosmetic is introduced in Season 2: the ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprints. These function the same as regular blueprints, in the sense that they’re for a specific weapon and have pre-set attachments, but they feature a “reactive” design that changes with the more kills you get.
The Battle Pass contains one such item, the Vulture Exo, which has a “pulsating green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon.” As you get kills with the gun, the color of the energy goes from green to blue to orange and finally, red. Vulture Exo gets unlocked at Tier 95 of the paid BP.
Season 2 will introduce new "ultra-rarity" Reactive Weapon Blueprints!
The first one will be the Vulture Exo, which has a pulsating green energy that changes color the more kills you get 🔥 pic.twitter.com/1k3SOgh06o
While this is the only Reactive Blueprint in the Battle Pass, Activision has confirmed that one for the AK-74u, called the “Z-74u,” will be available as part of the Maxis Operator Bundle, which will go on sale during the second week of Season 2.
In addition to the Z-74u, the bundle also contains the new Samantha Maxis Operator, a finishing move, and several other cosmetic items.
A Reactive Blueprint for the AK-74u is available in the Maxis Operator Bundle.
Below is a full rundown on all 100 Tiers in the Season 2 Battle Pass.
Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass: all tiers & rewards
Free Rewards, Tiers 1-5
Free Rewards and Tiers 1-5.
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