Warzone 2.0 Ranked Resurgence Explained

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Warzone 2.0’s Resurgence Ranked Play is coming with the Season 2 Update. Here’s a look at the updated rule set and ranked rewards.

Warzone 2.0 is one of the largest BR games worldwide. Developed on IW’s new engine, the game is under the helm of Raven Software. The studio has introduced many new game modes to Warozne 2.0, including Ranked Play.

While normal Ranked Play has been there for a while, the Resurgence game mode was only available casually. However, it is changing with the launch of Season 2, as we will be getting Ranked Mode for the fan-favorite Resurgence game mode.

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Resurgence Ranked Mode: The Basics

Ranked Play Resurgence is the official competitive Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 experience. Players must be at least Level 55 to access this mode. Here are the initial match parameters:

  • Party Size: Trios
  • Map: Fortune’s Keep
  • Game Mode: Resurgence
  • Public Event restrictions: Yes (Firesale and Restock happen at fixed circles. No other Public Events are available)
  • Vehicle restrictions: Yes (e.g., No Turreted Vehicles)
  • Restricted gameplay elements: Yes
  • Buy Station Inventory Adjustments: Yes

Skill Divisions

Warzone 2 Resurgence Ranked Mode

As before, there are seven standard Skill Divisions (SD). When Ranked Play launches in Season 2, you begin at Bronze I and earn a Skill Rating (SR) based on your match performance. Your SD/SR from last year will not carry over.

  • This is related to Placement, Kills, Assists, and Kills by your squad.
  • The SR Points earned are increased based on the number of enemy squads remaining in your match, as usual.
  • A Deployment Fee is deducted from your SR total at the start of each match once you reach Silver I Skill Division, and that fee increases the higher your Skill Division Tier is.
  • At the end of each Season, you are set back three Tiers below where you finished in the previous season.
  • Players Crimson II and above will be set back to Diamond I.
  • SR Forgiveness, Demotion Protection, Squad Backout, Match Cancelling, and Suspensions are all included in this Mode, and RICOCHET Anti-Cheat will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy related to cheating.

Alterations and Innovations

Warzone 2 Resurgence Ranked Mode

Alteration — Rank Progression: Placement Stars are adjusted for the lower squad count as follows:

  • Place in the Top 8 of Squads: One Star
  • Place in the Top 5 of Squads: Two Stars
  • Finish 1st: Three Stars

Alteration — SR Placement: Tuning adjustments have occurred due to the lower squad count and faster Resurgence playstyle, resulting in the following SR rewards:

  • Teams Remaining: 14: SR = 0
  • Teams Remaining: 10: SR = 15
  • Teams Remaining: 8: SR = 30
  • Teams Remaining: 6: SR = 45
  • Teams Remaining: 5: SR = 60
  • Teams Remaining: 4: SR = 80
  • Teams Remaining: 3: SR = 100
  • Teams Remaining: 2: SR = 125
  • Teams Remaining: 1: SR = 150

Alteration — SR for Kills and Assists: The SR you receive for Kills and Assists has been tuned based on the lower number of teams remaining:

  • Teams Remaining: 9+: SR Per Kill/Assist = 5. SR Per Non-Assisted Kill = 2.
  • Teams Remaining: 8: SR Per Kill/Assist = 7. SR Per Non-Assisted Kill = 3.
  • Teams Remaining: 3: SR Per Kill/Assist = 15. SR Per Non-Assisted Kill = 7.

SR Deployment Fees per Match: This is unchanged.

New — Seasonal SR Challenges: Begin each Ranked Play Season strong, and ensure you rank your way out of early Divisions rapidly by earning bonus SR Rewards for completing Challenges. Visible in the front-end menus, the following Challenges can be completed once per Season:

  • First Kill or Assist: +100 SR
  • 10 Kills or Assists: +100 SR
  • 25 Kills or Assists: +100 SR
  • 50 Kills or Assists: +100 SR
  • 100 Kills or Assists: +100 SR
  • Reach Top 8 Squad: +100 SR
  • Reach Top 5 Squad: +100 SR
  • Reach Top 3 Squad: +100 SR
  • Win a Match: +200 SR

Altered — Ranked Challenges: The Seasonal Kill and Placement Challenges you should be familiar with have been adjusted due to the faster pace and lower squad count of Resurgence. Expect these Ranked Play Challenges (with the rewards detailed):

  •  Finish in the Top 8, 25 times: “Melted” Large Decal.
  •  Finish in the Top 5, 10 times: “Pro Issue” Striker SMG Blueprint.
  • Finish 1st: “Popped Off” Charm.
  • Get 50 Kills or Assists: “WZ Season 2 Competitor” Sticker.
  • Get 250 Kills or Assists: “WZ Ranked Play Season 2” Loading Screen.
  • Get 1,000 Kills or Assists: “WZ Season 2 Ranked Veteran” Weapon Camo.

New — SR Death Fees: Beginning at Silver I, Death Fees become active in matches. They are designed to highlight specific survival by a single player within a squad. A Death Fee deducts a small amount of SR each time you die in a match. Resurgence allows for multiple deaths per match, but a skilled Ranked Player’s focus on each match should be to place high, with high kills and low deaths.

Altered — Rejoining and Match Cancelling: Players will not be redeployed if they become disconnected but will remain in the match. Additionally, at least three squads must remain in a match for a disconnected player to rejoin. Matches can be canceled during the pre-lobby once the player count drops below 13 squads.

All Ranked Mode Rewards

There are two Ranked Mode Rewards groups this season – Rank Rewards and Skill Division Rewards. Here’s a look at all of them:

Rank Rewards: Earn up to three Rank Stars per match, with unlocks at every five Ranks, including the following:

  • Rank 5: Calling Card and “Sweat Buggy” Vehicle Skin.
  • Rank 10: Calling Card and “On the Rise” Animated Emblem.
  • Rank 15: Calling Card and “Carrying the Squad” Weapon Sticker.
  • Rank 20: Calling Card and “Team Player” Weapon Charm.
  • Rank 25: Calling Card and “GOAT” Animated Emblem.
  • Rank 30: Calling Card and “WZ Ranked Play Rank 30” Weapon Camo.
  • Rank 35: Calling Card and “WTB” Weapon Sticker.
  • Rank 40: Calling Card and “Beamed” Weapon Decal.
  • Rank 45: Calling Card and “You Tried” Weapon Charm.
  • Rank 50: Calling Card, “WZ Ranked Veteran” Animated Emblem and four Operator Skins.

Skill Division Rewards: Climb the Divisions throughout Season 2 and claim the following unique rewards:

  • Highest Division — Bronze: “WZ Season 2 Bronze” Emblem.
  • Highest Division — Silver: “WZ Season 2 Silver” Emblem.
  • Highest Division — Gold: “WZ Season 2 Gold” Animated Emblem and Large Decal.
  • Highest Division — Platinum: “WZ Season 2 Platinum” Animated Emblem and Large Decal.
  • Highest Division — Diamond: “WZ Season 2 Diamond” Animated Emblem and Large Decal.
  • Highest Division — Crimson: “WZ Season 2 Crimson” Animated Emblem and Large Decal.
  • Highest Division — Iridescent: “WZ Season 2 Iridescent” Animated Calling Card, Animated Emblem and Large Decal.
  • End Season 2 in Top 250: “WZ Season 2 Top 250” Animated Calling Card, Animated Emblem, and Large Decal.
  • End Season 2 No. 1 Overall: “WZ Season #1 Overall” Animated Calling Card and Animated Emblem.

Resurgence Ranked Play is the most awaited game mode for Season 2. So, gear up as Ranked Play is almost around the corner.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.