The Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 update marks the first Ranked Play reset of the year, leaving many players wondering how it will affect them. Here’s everything you need to know about the MW3 Ranked Play reset.
Modern Warfare 3 Ranked Play arrived back in Season 1 Reloaded, giving players the chance to live out their CDL fantasies. The competitive mode features the same rules and regulations that pros have to contend with, adding an extra layer of challenge as they try to climb the Skill Divisions.
Alongside The Walking Dead crossover, the Season 2 update is set to bring the first reset, but what exactly does this mean for you and your progress?
Here’s everything you need to know about the MW3 Ranked Play reset in Season 2.
How does MW3 Ranked reset work?
Modern Warfare 3 players are dropped back three Tiers in Ranked Play at the start of each season, this equates to one full Skill Division. This is based on where they finish, not their highest Skill Division of the season.
For example, if a player is in Gold 2 when Season 2 rolls out, they will be pushed back to Silver 2. However, the highest that a player can begin after the reset is Diamond 1, meaning that Top 250 and Iridescent players fall back even further.
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Here’s a rundown of how the MW3 Ranked reset will work according to the Call of Duty blog:
- Bronze → Bronze 1
- Silver 1 → Bronze 1
- Gold 1 → Silver 1
- Platinum 1 → Gold 1
- Diamond 1 → Platinum 1
- Crimson → Diamond 1
- Iridescent → Diamond 1
- Top 250 → Diamond 1
Luckily, the Modern Warfare 3 Season 2 Ranked Play reset doesn’t affect a player’s Rank. These are based on the total number of wins they’ve managed and carry over between seasons, so while you may have to work back up the Skill Divisions, your Rank will be left intact.
The reset is designed to level the playing field with each new season and give those in the higher Skill Divisions a new reason to continue grinding.
Since Ranked Play only arrived in Season 1 Reloaded, players may feel that their progress is being pushed back fairly quickly. The good news is that the next reset doesn’t take place until Season 3, so they have even longer to climb the Skill Divisions.