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Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 Ranked Changes: All Patch Notes and More

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the latest entry within the iconic series, and we’re now experiencing a new flow of content coming in the form of Season 3.

Within this new season is a ton of content for players to check out, especially for Ranked Play, and we’re going to run over the notes below.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 Ranked Changes: All Patch Notes and More

On April 3, players will be able to dive into the brand new season , and there’s quite a bit to unpack here. Thankfully, Infinity Ward has posted the patch notes here or below where we’re going to post them.

GAMEPLAY

  • Content Restrictions Update
    • Weapons
      • SMGs
        • FJX Horus
      • Sniper Rifles
        • MORS
      • Melee
        • Gladiator

 

SR (SKILL RATING) & DIVISIONS

  • End of Season Skill Setback
    • At the end of each Season, your ending Skill Division will determine where you start the following season:
      • Bronze through Crimson I Players are set back three Tiers below where they finished in the previous season.
        • Example: A Player ending Season 1 in Gold III will begin Season 2 in Silver III.
      • Players Crimson II and above will start Season 2 in Diamond I.

 

 

MWIII RANKED PLAY REWARDS

Breakdown: Rewards

  • Reminder: Players can earn MWIII Ranked Play rewards in three ways.
    • Rank Rewards: Available at launch and can be earned in any Season.
      • Players can continue their previous Rank grind in Season 3.
    • Season Rewards: Available at the start of a Season and only available in that Season.
    • End of Season Rewards: Rewards that are awarded after the Season has ended and represent either your highest attained Division or an active placement in the Top 250 Division.
      • Season 3 brings new Seasonal Large Decals to unlock in MWIII Ranked Play!
  • New Season 3 Rewards
    • Throughout Season 3, players can earn the following rewards:
      • 5 Wins: ‘MWIII Season 3 Competitor’ Weapon Sticker
      • 10 Wins: ‘Pro Issue Rival-9’ SMG Weapon Blueprint
      • 25 Wins: ‘Absolute Banger’ Weapon Charm
      • 50 Wins: ‘Hold This L’ Large Weapon Decal
      • 75 Wins: ‘MWIII Ranked Play Season 3’ Loading Screen
      • 100 Wins: ‘MWIII Season 3 Ranked Veteran’ Weapon Camo
  • New End of Season Rewards
    • At the end of each Season, players will be awarded Skill Division rewards that represent their highest attained Division that Season or an active placement in the Top 250 Division.
      • Season 3 Division Rewards
        • Bronze: ‘MWIII Season 3 Bronze’ Emblem
        • Silver: ‘MWIII Season 3 Silver’ Emblem
        • Gold: ‘MWIII Season 3 Gold’ Large Weapon Decal and Animated Emblem
        • Platinum: ‘MWIII Season 3 Platinum’ Large Weapon Decal and Animated Emblem
        • Diamond: ‘MWIII Season 3 Diamond’ Large Weapon Decal and Animated Emblem
        • Crimson: ‘MWIII Season 3 Crimson’ Large Weapon Decal and Animated Emblem
        • Iridescent: ‘MWIII Season 3 Iridescent’ Large Weapon Decal and Animated Emblem
        • Top 250: ‘MWIII Season 3 Top 250’ Large Weapon Decal, Animated Emblem, and Animated Calling Card
        • Players must finish in the Top 250 Division to qualify for these rewards.
  • Seasonal Division Operators
    • Earn a Skill Division Operator Skin for use with both CDL Male & Female Operators on both Factions to represent your highest Skill Division. Once the Skins from one Skill Division have been unlocked they can be permanently used in following Seasons in Modern Warfare III and Warzone:
      • Gold – Iridescent: Earn the applicable ‘Gold Competitor’, ‘Platinum Competitor’, ‘Diamond Competitor’, ‘Crimson Competitor’, or ‘Iridescent Competitor’ Operator Skin set based on your highest Skill Division reached over the course of the Season.
      • Top 250: Unlock the ‘Top 250 Competitor’ Operator Skin set by finishing a Season in the Top 250 Skill Division.
        • Players must finish in the Top 250 Division to qualify for these rewards.
  • Ranked Play First Place
    • The player who finishes Season 3 in the #1 position on the Top 250 Leaderboard will receive an animated unique, one-of-a-kind Calling Card and Emblem for ultimate Season 3 bragging rights