Warzone 2 Ranked Patch Notes: New SR and Restrictions
New Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Patch Notes are now live with much-needed adjustments to Warzone 2 Ranked Play's SR system and weapons.
Warzone 2 Ranked dropped two weeks ago with eight Skill Divisions and a complex SR system after years of anticipation. Although the mode had rejuvenated the Battle Royale, it still had glaring issues that hindered both gameplay and rank progression.
Thankfully, recent Patch Notes have addressed the loud community criticism regarding broken Thermal Optics and SR imbalances.
Here's a breakdown of all the recent restrictions in Warzone 2 Ranked, along with the altered SR system.
Warzone 2 Ranked Patch Notes: New SR
As players reach higher ranks in Warzone 2 Ranked Play, they must pay heavy Deployment Fees. Those in Crimson or higher are losing close to 100 SR before the game even begins.
To balance the fees, the latest Patch Notes have increased the SR earned for placement. Now, players who reach the following milestones will receive these new SR amounts:
- Top 40: 10 SR
- Top 30: 20 SR
- Top 20: 30 SR
- Top 10: 40 SR
- Top 5: 50 SR
Warzone 2 Ranked Patch Notes: Restrictions
Thermal Optics have been taking over Ranked Play ever since players realized they could identify Cold-Blooded players through smoke grenades. Anyone using a Thermal Optic could see the entire outline of a player through their smoke, and easily deal damage.
The May 24 Patch Notes put a stop to the bug and have restricted the following Thermal Optics:
- SZ Holotherm
- VX350 Thermal Optic
- Teplo-op3 Scope
- Thermo-Optic X9
- Teplo Clear Shot
- Drexsom Prime-90
Treyarch Studios vowed to continue restricting certain weapons and attachments "based on data and feedback."