The new season of Ranked Play in Call of Duty: WWII is underway.
Ranked Play was officially added to WWII on Dec. 1, and the mode was an instant hit—despite fans asking for several changes, such as the ability to play with friends.
The first season of Ranked Play was known as the Placement Season, as Sledgehammer used this time “to establish players’ MMR-based starting tier for Call of Duty: WWII seasons two and beyond.” This Placement Season ran longer than expected for many fans, however, running for two months ahead of season two.
Players will once again have to complete 10 placement matches before receiving their initial rank in season two. But, Sledgehammer has implemented an experience system for the new Ranked season—players will earn 8,000 XP for a win, 6,000 for a tie, and 4,000 for a loss.
Sledgehammer has also “taken steps to keep unranked players out of upper tier matches,” even though it admitted that lower-tier competitors will still likely see unranked players in their games. “Unranked players need to play against ranked players both for placement accuracy and to keep modest wait times for new players,” Sledgehammer said.
The good news for many players, however, is that all statistics from the Placement Season have been reset—so everyone will receive a fresh start for season two. Even if you didn’t have the best luck during the Placement Season, now’s your chance to get out on the battlefield and see how high of a rank you can achieve this season.