The Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass release date is November 16th and Season 1 should bring some big changes in the functioning of the progression. You’ll now have more power over what and when you want to unlock when working on a Battle Pass map and using a new form of earnable in-game currency to move between different sectors.
We’ve got details on how Modern Warfare 2’s new Battle Pass will work below. It’s also worth noting that Season 1 will go live alongside Modern Warfare 2’s highly anticipated Hardcore mode, and will then be joined by new ways to check your K/D in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 Prestige
You will be able to access Modern Warfare 2 Prestige once the Season One Battle Pass goes live.
It’s also worth noting that while Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, and Warzone all share Battle Pass progression and content, the release of Modern Warfare 2 marks a whole new beginning. Developer Infinity Ward is wiping the slate clean with Season 1 of Modern Warfare 2’s Battle Pass, as the various special unlocks – operator skins, emblems, calling cards and weapon blueprints – and so on will all be unique to the all new battle royale. Although it remains to be seen whether the weapons you can unlock will be able to withstand Modern Warfare 2’s best M4 loadout.
Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Release Date
The Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass release date is November 16, 2022. This is approximately three weeks after the launch of the base game and should coincide with the release of Warzone 2. Both games are expected to share Battle Pass progression, the launch of Modern Warfare 2 Season One has therefore been timed to ensure that regular multiplayer and Battle Royale players are on equal footing from day one.
Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass Price
The Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass price will once again be 1,000 COD Points – around $10 / £10. A returning feature is the ability to skip levels, which costs 150 COD Points per square. Additionally, the Vault Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 includes the Season 1 Battle Pass and level 50 skips, so prepare to see hoodies with plenty of unique skins and emblems on November 16.
Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass Progress
The Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass will share progression between Warzone 2 and Warzone mobile, which is due out in 2023. This means that whether you jump into regular multiplayer or battle royale, all of your achievements will ultimately contribute to your overall level of battle pass. Each game is expected to have its own unique battle pass rewards, although the vast majority of unlocks should be done between all three games. If you want to speed up your progress, we have separate tips on how to earn more XP fast in Modern Warfare 2.
How Modern Warfare 2’s Battle Pass Works
The Modern Warfare 2 battle pass will work differently than previous iterations, as seen in everything from Modern Warfare to Black Ops Cold War to Warzone. Where previously the battle pass system offered a linear progression of free items – including weapons, operators, etc. – which unlocked as you played, the Season 01 Pass for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is different.
Rather than a linear flow of levels to work through, Modern Warfare 2’s battle pass will now take the form of a multi-sector map. You’ll be able to unlock items using battle token level skips earned throughout the map (which is themed differently, depending on the season).
Each Battle Pass map will have at least 20 sectors, with five items contained within. You can use your Battle Token Tier Skips to unlock adjacent sectors or continue earning items in an unlocked sector. Infinity Ward says this (opens in a new tab) about the new Battle Pass system:
“Essentially, these tokens can be used to unlock specific items in the Battle Pass at your own pace – whether it’s a free new functional weapon or a cool new Operator skin, you’re in control. which unlocks earlier on the road to 100% map completion.Are you looking for a particularly awesome operator skin, weapon blueprint, or one of the new weapons? So choose the appropriate sector and start acquiring tokens to unlock these items!”