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Vanguard Ranked Play Beta Skill Divisions, Modes, Leaderboard Revealed

The Ranked Play Beta is officially coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
The Ranked Play Beta is officially coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. / Image courtesy of Activision

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Ranked Play Beta is officially set to go live on Feb. 17, 2022, Activision and the Call of Duty League (CDL) announced Friday.

From its league-approved ruleset to its visible Skill Ratings, new competitive rewards and "other innovations from Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games," here's a breakdown of the Ranked Play Beta coming soon to Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer.

Vanguard Ranked Play Beta Skill Divisions, Modes, Leaderboard Revealed

Once the Ranked Play Beta drops in Vanguard Season Two, players will be able to compete in the following 4v4 game modes: CDL Hardpoint, CDL Search & Destroy and CDL Control.

All of the matches will only allow players to abide by the same weapons, attachments, equipment, Killstreaks, settings and map restrictions used in the Call of Duty League. There are no shotguns or LMGs in Ranked Play.

Vanguard Ranked Play will also debut a brand-new Seasonal Skill Ratings, Divisions and Tiers system.

Skill Divisions
Skill Divisions / Image courtesy of Activision

Each Season, players will compete in five Skill Evaluation placement matches to earn a starting Skill Rating (SR) and Skill Division ranking. At launch, there are seven Skill Divisions in total, and each Skill Division has five Tiers within it.

With each match you win, you’ll earn Skill Rating Points that you can easily track in your visible Skill Rating number to see your progress, as well as others, towards higher Skill Tiers and Divisions. Winning has the biggest impact on how much SR you receive per match, however, your personal performance is factored in as well.

At the end of each season, all SR and Divisions are reset and players will have to compete in a new set of five Skill Evaluation placement matches.

Later in the year, Treyarch will also be adding an eighth Top 250 Skill Division to showcase the top competitive players in the world, complete with an in-game Top 250 Leaderboard.

Ranked Play players will also be able to earn an ever-expanding arsenal of season-exclusive rewards for use in both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, including Weapon Blueprints, Camos, Charms, Calling Cards, Operator Skins and more.

Players can earn an animated Emblem at the end of each season to celebrate their final Season Skill Division placement, a Weapon Charm to represent their current Skill Division (starting later on in the Beta) and Calling Card and Emblem rewards as they progress through their Rank.

Ranks
Ranks / Image courtesy of Activision

Ranks are a 1-50 level progression system used to track the cosmetic rewards part of Vanguard Ranked Play's Bi-weekly Ladder Events.

Players progress their Ranked Play icon and Rank by earning Stars, which are awarded based on final placement in each Ladder Event.

In the bi-weekly Ladder Events, 50 players of a similar skill will battle it out for points and bragging rights. There will be two Ladder Events per week, with one every Monday and another every Friday.

For every five Ranks you achieve, you’ll earn a unique Emblem and Calling Card.

If you make it all the way to the max Rank of 50, you’ll get the exclusive "Ranked Royalty" Solange Operator Skin.