Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0 Season 1 battle pass explained

Infinity Ward is introducing a completely new battle pass system for Season 1 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.

Instead of a horizontal, linear progression, the Season 1 battle pass now takes the form of a map with different sectors, allowing you to choose how you want to advance through it and the rewards you earn.

Above all, it was designed to be more “engaging,” said Dino Verano, Senior Producer. The goal was to give you complete control over the path you take through the battle pass, unlike the static experiences in the past.

Rewards include everything from weapons to blueprints, operator skins, call of duty points, and more. The base battle pass features 20 free items, including the new BAS-P SMG and Victus XMR sniper rifle, but you stand to receive over 100 if you upgrade.



How to progress through Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 Season 1 battle pass

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The Season 1 battle pass is divided into 21 different Combat Sectors, running from A0 to A20. Sectors A1 to A20 are all connected to each other, while A0 is a bonus sector.

Completing sectors will unlock adjacent sectors, which is the key to progressing through the battle pass. Each sector has five rewards, comprising four base rewards and one High Value Target (HVT). The HVT can be an Operator, a weapon blueprint, a vehicle skin, or even COD points.

The very first HVT to unlock is The Orbiter weapon blueprint in Sector A1. Other items in the Sector include the Aerial Entrance calling card, a double weapon XP token, the Aerial Entrance emblem, and the Paying Rent weapon charm.

All items require a Battle Token Tier Skip to unlock. Battle Token Tier Skips are earned by simply playing the game, similar to tiers in the old system. If you ordered the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 2, your 50 tier skips will be converted into 50 Battle Token Tier Skips.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Battle Pass Season 1 Orbiter Blueprint
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These tokens let you select which items you want to unlock first, giving you control over your progression through the battle pass. You can only access the HVT once you unlock the four base rewards in a Sector.

You can earn a maximum of 100 Battle Token Tier Skips within a season. They will be automatically spent at the end of the season if you don’t pick the Sector items you want to unlock.

Players who purchase the battle pass can unlock the A0 Bonus Sector, which comes with the season’s first new Operator, Zeus. Hailing from the South Niger Delta, Zosar Kalu is the eldest of three children. He helped raise his younger siblings while his parents pursued political aspirations. His nickname comes from his youngest brother, who was born with dysarthria (a speech disorder) and would pronounce his name “Zeus.”

The bonus Sector also comes with four additional items: a 10 percent battle pass Boost, the Myth Maker SMG weapon blueprint, the Articulate Response sidearm weapon blueprint, and the Chronophobia Gun Screen.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Olympus King Zeus Season 1 Battle Pass
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The Gun Screen is a new customization feature that allows you to attach a widget to your weapon, such as one that tells you the time and date in the real world.

Once you have unlocked all Combat Sectors (excluding A0), a Victory Sector will be unlocked containing even more attractive cosmetics and COD Points.

The Victory Sector gives access to the Olympus King Zeus Operator skin, featuring a gold-plated variant of his signature helmet and multiple golden accessories.

There are a total of 1,400 COD Points to earn if you purchase the battle pass and complete it — enough to buy the next battle pass.

Learn more about the Season 1 battle pass in Activision Blizzard’s blog post here. In the meantime, gear up for Warzone 2.0 with the best guns and find out how the new Gulag and loadouts work.

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