Warzone Ranked Play will be the official competitive playlist for Call of Duty’s Battle Royale game, and the ruleset will be pretty different from the regular BR.

Players can prove their ability on the battlefield as they work their way up the divisions. Only the very best can reach the top.

The developers have now confirmed the full format, ruleset and banned items for Warzone Ranked Play.

Warzone Ranked Play Format

Players will play Warzone Ranked in the Trios format on Al Mazrah. No other squad size will be available to play in this competitive mode.

You must earn Skill Rating to climb the ranks, and entering a match will also deduct a small fee from your current rating.

Additionally, you cannot load in as a solo or a duo versus trios with the option to turn off Squad Fill disabled. Instead, the game will pair you with players with a rank similar to yours.

The game will not punish you if your random teammates quit the match. In place of the lost teammate, the game will add a small multiplier to the Skill Rating points you earn to account for this disadvantage.

How Do You Earn Skill Rating in Warzone Ranked Play?

Players will earn Skill Rating based on the following in-game achievements:

  • Kills
  • Assists
  • Kills by your squad
  • Placement

Also, kills and assists will have a different Skill Rating reward depending on your current placement:

Squads Remaining50-2120-43-1
Kill & Assist5715
Kill by Squad237

And here is how much SR you will earn for each final placement:

Final PlacementTop 40Top 30 Top 20Top 10Top 53rd2nd1st

Achieving these objectives will propel you up the Divisions. You can view all the Warzone Ranked Play ranks and the SR needed to reach them here.

Warzone Ranked Play system

Skill Rating Deduction for Each Rank

For entering a match, you will be have to pay a small Skill Rating fee. Here is how much you pay for each rank:

  • Bronze I–III: No Deployment Fee
  • Silver I: –10 SR
  • Silver II: –14 SR
  • Silver III: –18 SR
  • Gold I: –23 SR
  • Gold II: –28 SR
  • Gold III: –33 SR
  • Platinum I: –39 SR
  • Platinum II: –45 SR
  • Platinum III: –51 SR
  • Diamond I: –58 SR
  • Diamond II: –65 SR
  • Diamond III: –72 SR
  • Crimson I: –80 SR
  • Crimson II: –90 SR
  • Crimson III: –100 SR
  • Iridescent and Top 250: –110 SR + 10 SR every 250 SR above 10,000 up to a max Deployment Fee of –210 SR
Warzone Ranked Play operators

Warzone Ranked Play Ruleset

Warzone Ranked Play will have quite a few changes compared to the regular Battle Royale mode. The developers will implement the following changes:

  • No public events such as Fire Sale & Jailbreak.
  • No Redeploy Packs or Gulag Entry Kits.
  • Assimilation is disabled.
  • There will be no split circle.
  • Champions Quest is disabled.
  • Turreted Vehicles & Heavy Choppers are disabled.
  • Reduced spawn protection.
  • AI health has been drastically reduced.
    • AI has no armor, and they deal minimal damage to the player.
  • Loadout Drops can only be accessed by your teamNo community Loadout Drops.
    • They will be proximity-based, so if three loadouts drop around yours, two other teams are nearby, etc.
  • All Buy Stations will have the same items in stock.
    • UAVS, Precisions & Mortar Strikes will have an unlimited supply.

All Warzone Ranked Banned Items

Similar to MW2 Ranked Play, Warzone Ranked Play will have items that will not be available in this mode. The following will not be allowed in Warzone Ranked Play:

  • Riot Shield

As of now, the Riot Shield is the only confirmed piece of gear that has been banned but as with MW2 Ranked Play, it is likely more will be banned in the future.

Warzone Ranked Play Rank System

The Rank System is a separate levelling tree from the Divisions. In the Rank System you will earn stars depending on where you place in matches:

  • Top 25: 1 Star
  • Top 10: 2 Stars
  • 1st Place: 3 Stars

Players will be able to earn rewards such as a vehicle skin and a Ranked Play exclusive operator skin throughout the Rank System with the max level being Rank 50.

You can view the full rules in the dedicated blog post for Warzone Ranked Play.

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