Call of Duty fans, a deluge of new content is headed to Modern Warfare 2 next week, as the official details surrounding Season 1 has been revealed! Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 launches on November 16, bringing new maps, weapons, and more!
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Read on for the complete overview of what’s headed to players on November 16 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET/12 am HKT.
Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Overview:
- Shoot House, Shipment Set for Reimagined Return. Prepare to finish out those camo challenges or just embrace the frantic chaos these action-packed maps provide.
- New Battle Pass, Now with More Player Choice. Conquer a new Battle Pass as you choose map Sectors your way to unlock both free and premium items in whatever order you decide.
- Four Weapons, Six Total Operators. Two new weapon platforms and two Trios — one of elite soldiers and one of football’s finest — are set to bolster your arsenal and Operator roster.
- New Special Ops Mission, Raid Episode 1 In-Season. Grab your Duo and assault the enemy on land and in the air before gearing up for the continuation of the Modern Warfare II story in a daunting Raid experience.
- Seasonal Prestige System. New challenges and rewards await those who clear the Military Ranks.
- Open the CDL Moshpit. Prior to the introduction of Modern Warfare II Ranked Mode in a future Season, practice on the official maps and ruleset with your squad.
Shoot House (Launch)
Situated in the jungles south of Las Almas, the Shoot House’s new home was built for training cartel hired guns with the same level of intensity as Mexican Special Forces Operators. This live-fire facility is just as deadly as you remember it — a small, three-laned map conducive to all playstyles.
Set on a cargo ship taking on water in a storm-ridden part of the Atlantic Ocean, a new Shipment is ready to bring back the chaos that only an ultra-compact map can provide. Thinking about working around and off the map’s boundaries, which was possible in previous versions? You might find yourself all at sea…
Tier 1 and Combat Record
The Tier 1 playlist will be available at the start of Season 01; this playlist will feature decreased health, limited HUD elements, and friendly fire turned on for a more mil-sim-like experience.
Combat Records will also arrive in Modern Warfare II in Season 01. More intel to follow.
We appreciate your patience regarding the launch of these expected features.
Four New Weapons, Two Free in Battle Pass
Eagle-eyed players may have seen (and even used) both of the season’s functional weapons within this season’s Battle Pass system while playing the Modern Warfare II Campaign. Now you can wield them across Multiplayer, Special Ops, and Warzone 2.0 modes. Introducing the Victus XMR and the BAS-P SMG at launch and the Chimera and M13B Assault Rifles during the season:
Victus XMR Sniper Rifle — Imperatorium Platform (Launch, Battle Pass)
Hard hitting, bolt action sniper rifle with .50 cal BMG ammunition. Its tungsten sabot tipped bullets are fast and powerful, but require precise shots over long distances.
How to unlock: Free weapon within the Battle Pass.
BAS-P SMG — Bruen Ops Platform (Launch, Battle Pass)
An aggressive fire rate and modular frame make the BAS-P perfect for the discerning operator who wants to customize their submachine gun. Subsonic ammo hides kill skulls from the enemy team.
How to unlock: Free weapon within the Battle Pass.
Chimera Assault Rifle — Bruen Ops Platform (Mid-Season)
With an integrated suppressor and slow, high-energy .300 BLK rounds, the Chimera is adept at close-quarters combat. Subsonic Ammo hides skulls from the enemy team.
How to unlock: Store Bundle or Weapon Unlock Challenge.
M13B Assault Rifle — Bruen Ops Platform (Launch)
The M13B features a short-stroke pistol system that allows for a high rate of fire and low recoil.
How to unlock: Store Bundle or Weapon Unlock Challenge
Remember: Each new weapon can use attachments from other weapons across the Modern Warfare II arsenal. Also, they will come with new Base Camos to use across all weapons once unlocked and will count toward the road to Orion Mastery Camo.
Persistent Prestige: Seasonal Progression Revealed
This year, leveling up past Rank 55 will allow you to earn a persistent Prestige Rank across all seasons, rather than having it reset at the end of each season.
Beginning in Season 01, reaching Rank 56 will unlock Prestige 1. This will grant an Emblem, additional rewards, and a set of challenges — complete those challenges to unlock an exclusive Calling Card.
Season 01 includes four more Prestige Ranks, which also unlock a new set of challenges and rewards:
- Prestige 2: Unlocked at Rank 100
- Prestige 3: Unlocked at Rank 150
- Prestige 4: Unlocked at Rank 200
- Prestige 5: Unlocked at Rank 250 and is the level cap until the end of Season 01.
At the end of Season 01, players can continue ranking up from wherever they ended up on the Prestige Ranks. This allows players who may not have enough time to level up to catch up in later seasons, while also not resetting the progress of anyone who reached the Max Rank during that season.
Introducing the New Battle Pass
In Season 01, we are introducing a brand-new iteration of the Battle Pass with a host of innovations — players will have more choices and more agency than ever before.
Instead of a linear stream of tiers set out in a scrolling row along the bottom of your screen, your Battle Pass takes the form of a multi-Sector map. Players will unlock items using earned Battle Token Tier Skips across this map, which is themed within the current season. Each map has at least 20 Sectors with five items in each Sector — tokens can be used to either unlock adjacent Sectors or earn more items within an unlocked Sector.
Essentially, these tokens can be used to unlock specific items within the Battle Pass at your own pace — whether it is a new free functional weapon or a cool new Operator Skin, you have control over what gets unlocked earlier on the road to 100% map completion. Are you looking for a particularly impressive Operator Skin, Weapon Blueprint, or one of the new weapons? Then pick the appropriate Sector and start acquiring tokens to unlock those items!
More details regarding the new Battle Pass will be shared next week. If you want to check out the new Operator skins incoming, head on over here.
Source: Call of Duty