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Aside from the request for a proper Anti-Cheat system in Call of Duty: Warzone, the game’s biggest fan petition has been for a Ranked playlist. Nearly every other popular battle royale features a system that’s more competitive than the standard public lobbies. However, in the year and a half that Warzone’s been out, Ranked hasn’t made its way into it. That could be changing, though, if the hints from reputable Call of Duty leakers are to be believed.

Ranked Play has been a request since the beginning of Warzone. While the public lobbies are enjoyable by themselves, players aren’t rewarded with any kind of specific level to show off their skill. That’s what a Ranked playlist is for (similar to what Apex Legends has implemented). Coincidentally, it’s why large streamers like Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff have made the switch to Apex over Warzone in the past month.

Ranked coming to Warzone soon?

Two notable leakers are reporting that Ranked is confirmed for the Call of Duty battle royale. The leakers are @ModernWarzone and @TheMw2Ghost, both of which have accurately reported many aspects of the Call of Duty franchise over the past couple of years.

ModernWarzone keeps it simple, putting a checkmark next to Ranked.

TheMw2Ghost goes a little more in-depth, though, possibly giving players insight into a feature of the mode. They tweet “Unable to join game – the skill difference is too big.” This seems to be hinting that there will be set ranks in Warzone and that players won’t be able to play with users who are too far above or below their current rank.

Neither leaker gives a timetable for when this feature could arrive in Warzone. However, Activision confirmed that both an Anti-Cheat and new map, The Pacific, are arriving in Warzone shortly after Vanguard launches on Nov. 5. Perhaps the inclusion of a Ranked playlist will accompany these two features.

As of right now, Activision has not confirmed the existence of a Ranked playlist.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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