Call of Duty League Modern Warfare 2 Ruleset v1.0 Announced

"Competitive Settings V 1.0 have been developed in coordination between League Administration and representatives of the Call of Duty League."
"Competitive Settings V 1.0 have been developed in coordination between League Administration and representatives of the Call of Duty League." / Call of Duty League

Version 1.0 of the official Call of Duty League (CDL) Modern Warfare II ruleset for the 2023 season was announced Monday.

With the 2023 CDL season set to kick off with the Major I Online Qualifiers on Dec. 2, 2022, here's a breakdown of the maps, modes, and restricted items that are included in the initial release of the ruleset.

CDL MW2 Ruleset v1.0: Maps and Modes


  • Al Bagra Fortress
  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric

Search & Destroy

  • El Asilo
  • Embassy
  • Farm 18
  • Mercado Las Almas


  • Embassy
  • Mercado Las Almas

As seen in the list above, it appears Embassy and Mercado Las Almas are primed to do a lot of the heavy lifting early on. Of the game's 11 originally planned launch core maps, just six are included in the v1.0 ruleset. Breenbergh Hotel, Valderas Museum, Taraq, Crown Raceway and Santa Seña Border Crossing were left out.

CDL MW2 Ruleset v1.0: Restricted Items

Primary Weapons

  • All Battle Rifles
  • All Shotguns
  • All Light Machine Guns
  • EBR-14 Marksman Rifle
  • SP-R 208 Marksman Rifle
  • Lockwood Mk2 Marksman Rifle
  • LM-S Marksman Rifle
  • SA-B 50 Marksman Rifle
  • TAQ-M Marksman Rifle
  • Riot Shield

Secondary Weapons

  • All Launchers


  • All Silencers
  • All Lasers


  • Shock Stick
  • Decoy Grenade
  • Spotter Scope
  • Stim
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Snapshot Grenade
  • Tear Gas


  • Proximity Mine
  • Drill Charge
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • C4
  • Claymore
  • Thermite
  • Throwing Knife


  • Overkill
  • Scavenger
  • Tracker
  • Strong Arm
  • Extra Tactical
  • Resupply
  • Spotter

Ultimate Perks

  • All

Field Upgrades

  • Tactical Camera
  • Inflatable Decoy
  • DDOS
  • Deployable Cover
  • Munitions Box
  • Loadout Drop
  • Portable Radar
  • Tactical Insertion
  • Battle Rage
  • Recon Drone
  • Smoke Airdrop
  • Suppression Mine
  • Anti-Armor Rounds


  • UAV
  • Bomb Drone
  • Counter UAV
  • Care Package
  • Cluster Mine
  • Mortar Strike
  • Sentry Gun
  • VTOL
  • Overwatch Helo
  • Wheelson-HS
  • Stealth Bomber
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Emergency Airdrop
  • Gunship
  • Advanced UAV
  • Juggernaut

Notably absent from this list at the moment are the Kastov-74u and STB 556 assault rifles, which have been GA'd in recent days.

For the full Game Settings used in the CDL Search & Destroy, Hardpoint and Control modes, feel free to check out the league's full v1.0 ruleset.

It's also worth mentioning that although Weapon Pings on Compass is enabled, Weapon Pings on Minimap is set to "UAV Only." UAVs are among the restricted items.

UPDATE 11/7/22: The CDL has updated the ruleset to v1.1, updating the maps and modes list, as well as adding all Armor Piercing attachments to the restricted items list.