Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – How The Battle Pass Works
- How Does MW2's Battle Pass Work?
- Battle Pass Progression Explained
- How To Earn Battle Pass Tokens
- Season 1 Battle Pass Rewards
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has overhauled the Battle Pass system from previous titles. The linear progression system of old has been replaced with a more player-driven system that allows you to choose which rewards you want.
Unlocking all 100 Battle Pass tiers can seem intimidating at first glance, but this new system makes it far easier to get what you want out of each pass without having to earn all 100 tiers. This guide will showcase how the new Battle Pass system works, how to progress through Battle Pass Sectors, and we'll showcase every reward available in MW2's first season.
How Does MW2's Battle Pass Work?
Modern Warfare 2's Battle Pass uses a non-linear progression system that differs from previous titles. Instead of progressing through 100 levels with a linear set of rewards, you'll be presented a map with rewards nested in each region, referred to in-game as "Sectors."
When you open your Battle Pass, you'll see a map divided into 20 Sectors. Each Sector consists of five rewards, totaling 100 rewards as you'd expect from a CoD Battle Pass. Hovering over a Sector will reveal five rewards on offer, showcased on the left-hand side of your screen. The bottom four rewards must be redeemed first before you can claim the fifth reward. Each reward costs one Battle Pass Token, earned by playing matches and earning XP. Once you've claimed all five Sector rewards, you'll unlock all adjacent Sectors, allowing you to spend your Battle Pass Tokens on rewards you're interested in.
That's a lot to take in, so here's a concise breakdown of how the new Battle Pass system works:
- Play matches to earn Battle Pass Tokens.
- Visit the Battle Pass map to unlock rewards in available Sectors.
- Purchase all five rewards in a Sector to unlock adjacent Sectors.
- Each season has 100 rewards to grab, divided evenly among 20 Sectors.
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Battle Pass Progression Explained
When you start leveling your Battle Pass, you'll be restricted to one Sector on the map. For Season 1, this is Sector A1—the only Sector highlighted in green. Select the Sector to view all five of its rewards.
We can see that we can unlock the following rewards:
- Aerial Entrance – Calling Card
- Hired Sniper – Emblem
- x1 Double Weapon XP Token – 15 Minutes
- Paying Rent – Weapon Charm
Unlocking all four of these rewards will grant access to the fifth reward. For Sector A1, this is The Orbiter weapon blueprint for the Kastov 545. As with the four previous unlocks, the fifth unlock in a Sector costs one Battle Pass Token.
Free To Play Battle Pass
Most rewards in the Battle Pass are locked behind seasonal ownership. Each Sector has one reward that free-to-play users can use. As with the premium Battle Pass, all five rewards must be unlocked in each Sector to unlock adjacent Sectors. These premium rewards are unusable to F2P players until they purchase the Battle Pass. As with past CoD titles, any new weapons introduced in the Battle Pass are obtainable by all players.
Clearing the Sector of rewards will unlock all adjacent Sectors. In this instance, you'll unlock Sectors A2 and A3. Pick which Sector has the more appealing rewards to you. Clearing Sector A2 will unlock Sector A4, and clearing Sector A3 will unlock Sectors A5 and A6.
Your goal is to path toward rewards you care about the most. For example, if you only care about unlocking new weapons from the Battle Pass, you should focus on pathing toward Sectors A6 and A7. If you care more about skins, you might want to focus on unlocking Sectors with Operator skins as their fifth reward (Sectors A9, A16, etc.).
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How To Earn Battle Pass Tokens
Battle Pass Boost
Owners of the Battle Pass will earn Battle Pass Tokens 10% faster for the given season. This is currently the only Battle Pass booster available in Modern Warfare 2.
Battle Pass Tokens are unlocked by completing matches and earning XP in Modern Warfare 2, DMZ, and Warzone 2.0. In general, you'll earn a Battle Pass Token whenever your account levels up. The two aren't correlated at all, but it gives you a rough idea of how often you'll be receiving Tokens. XP Tokens do not affect how quickly you earn Battle Pass Tokens.
For earning Battle Pass Tokens quickly, your typical XP-farming culprits will work well. Some quick recommendations:
- Kill Confirmed: Focus on grabbing tags for some easy XP.
- Invasion: Kill as many AI bots as you can.
- DMZ: Defeating AI, completing faction missions, and successfully extracting provide excellent XP.
If you're short on time, you can also purchase Battle Pass Tokens for 150 CoD Points each.
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Season 1 Battle Pass Rewards
Modern Warfare 2's first season contains 100 Battle Pass rewards, evenly divided between 20 Sectors. As with previous CoD Battle Passes, this season has two new weapons tied to the Battle Pass: the BAS-P SMG and Victus XMR sniper rifle. Both of these weapons are available for all players, not just Battle Pass owners. Exact rewards are listed below, broken down per Sector on the Battle Pass map. Owners of the Battle Pass receive ten extra items—five upon purchasing the Battle Pass, and the other five upon completing the Battle Pass.
Free Rewards Sector Reward Sector A1 Paying Rent – Weapon Charm Sector A2 Let's Ride – War Track Sector A3 100 CP Sector A4 Damysus – Weapon BP (X13 Auto) Sector A5 Endless Black – Gun Screen Sector A6 BAS-P – Submachine Gun Sector A7 Victus XMR – Sniper Rifle Sector A8 Down The Barrel – Loading Screen Sector A9 Double XP Token – 15 Minutes Sector A10 Offsite – Vehicle Skin (LTV) Sector A11 Vigilant – Weapon BP (Expedite 12) Sector A12 Double XP Token – 30 Minutes Sector A13 Double Weapon XP Token – 45 Minutes Sector A14 Homefront – War Track Sector A15 Basileus– Weapon BP (Victus XMR) Sector A16 Chiron – Weapon BP (Kastov-74u) Sector A17 100 CP Sector A18 Closer – Weapon BP (Minibak) Sector A19 100 CP Sector A20 Dark Horse – Vehicle Skin (UTV)
Battle Pass Completion Rewards HVT Reward Olympus King – Operator Skin (Zeus) Reward #1 Mortal's Bane – Weapon BP (M4) Reward #2 100 CP Reward #3 100 CP Reward #4 100 CP Sector A0 (Instantly Unlocked) HVT Reward Zeus – Operator (Kortac) Reward #1 Battle Pass Boost – 10% Reward #2 Articulate Response – Weapon BP (.50 GS) Reward #3 Myth Maker – Weapon BP (Vel 46) Reward #4 Chronophobia – Weapon Screen Sector A1 HVT Reward The Orbiter – Weapon BP (Kastov 545) Reward #1 Aerial Entrance – Calling Card Reward #2 Hired Sniper – Emblem Reward #3 Double Weapon XP Token – 1 Hour Reward #4 Paying Rent – Weapon Charm Sector A2 HVT Reward Dark Chariot – Vehicle Skin (Chop Top) Reward #1 Letter Opener – Weapon BP (Combat Knife) Reward #2 Gathered Gents – Calling Card Reward #3 Scaling Assassin – Emblem Reward #4 Let's Ride – War Track Sector A3 HVT Reward Barrage – Operator Skin (Rangers I) Reward #1 Double XP Token– 1 Hour Reward #2 Tactical AF – Large Decal Reward #3 Bellicose – Weapon BP (Bryson 890) Reward #4 100 CP Sector A4 HVT Reward Deluge – Operator Skin (Calisto) Reward #1 100 CP Reward #2 Damysus – Weapon BP (X13 Auto) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 30 Minutes Reward #4 Wavemaker – Vehicle Skin (Armored Patrol Boat) Sector A5 HVT Reward Hostile Takeover – Weapon Skin (EBR-14) Reward #1 Back To Back – Emblem Reward #2 Ignition – Weapon BP (Basilisk) Reward #3 Hired Sniper – Calling Card Reward #4 Endless Black – Gun Screen Sector A6 HVT Reward BAS-P – Submachine Gun Reward #1 Scorpion – Weapon Sticker Reward #2 World's Best Merc – Weapon Charm Reward #3 Double Weapon XP Token – 30 Minutes Reward #4 King's Skull – Large Decal Sector A7 HVT Reward Victus XMR – Sniper Rifle Reward #1 Gunfighter Coffee Company – Weapon Sticker Reward #2 Shooting Target – Weapon Charm Reward #3 Double Weapon XP Token – 30 Minutes Reward #4 XTEN – Large Decal Sector A8 HVT Reward Espionage – Weapon BP (Lachmann Sub) Reward #1 Time To Strike – Emblem Reward #2 Jack Of All – Weapon BP (P890) Reward #3 Scaling Assassin – Calling Card Reward #4 Down The Barrel – Loading Screen Sector A9 HVT Reward The Unseen – Operator Skin (Kortac I) Reward #1 Double Weapon XP Token – 15 Minutes Reward #2 Send It – Weapon BP (LM-S) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 15 Minutes Reward #4 Obsidian Rider – Vehicle Skin (ATV) Sector A10 HVT Reward Low Drag – Operator Skin (Reyes) Reward #1 100 CP Reward #2 Hacksaw – Weapon BP (Fennec 45) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 30 Minutes Reward #4 Offsite – Vehicle Skin (LTV) Sector A11 HVT Reward Zero – Operator Skin (Zero) Reward #1 100 CP Reward #2 Vigilant – Weapon BP (Expedite 12) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 45 Minutes Reward #4 Company Lease – Vehicle Skin (Hatchback) Sector A12 HVT Reward 100 CP Reward #1 100 CP Reward #2 Terminal Velocity – Weapon BP (Vaznev-9K) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 30 Minutes Reward #4 Hostile Takeover – Vehicle Skin (APC) Sector A13 HVT Reward Body Count – Weapon BP (MCPR-300) Reward #1 Nice Nods – Weapon Sticker Reward #2 Double Weapon XP Token – 45 Minutes Reward #3 .50 Cal – Weapon Charm Reward #4 Warfighter – Large Decal Sector A14 HVT Reward Executive Whp – Vehicle Skin (Light Helo) Reward #1 Plane Sight – Calling Card Reward #2 100 CP Reward #3 Sole Survivor – Emblem Reward #4 Homefront – War Track Sector A15 HVT Reward Basileus – Weapon BP (Victus XMR) Reward #1 Leg Day – Loading Screen Reward #2 Sold! – Weapon Charm Reward #3 Corinthian Helmet – Weapon Sticker Reward #4 River Shadow – Vehicle Skin (RHIB) Sector A16 HVT Reward War Bull – Operator Skin (Gus) Reward #1 Fractured – Large Decal Reward #2 Chiron – Weapon BP (Kastov-74u) Reward #3 Double XP Token – 1 Hour Reward #4 War Haul – Vehicle Skin (Cargo Truck) Sector A17 HVT Reward Payload – Operator Skin (Stiletto) Reward #1 Double XP Token – 45 Minutes Reward #2 100 CP Reward #3 Corner Cover – Calling Card Reward #4 100 CP Sector A18 HVT Reward Blackout – Operator Skin (Roze) Reward #1 Sole Survivor – Calling Card Reward #2 Closer – Weapon BP (Minibak) Reward #3 Gathered Gents – Emblem Reward #4 Sweet Dreams – Finishing Move Sector A19 HVT Reward 100 CP Reward #1 Weapons Up – Loading Screen Reward #2 Double XP Token – 1 Hour Reward #3 Tactique Verte – Large Decal Reward #4 100 CP Sector A20 HVT Reward Tokoloshe – Weapon BP (BAS-P) Reward #1 Catching Air – Loading Screen Reward #2 ETO – Weapon Charm Reward #3 Best Merc Ever – Weapon Sticker Reward #4 Dark Horse – Vehicle Skin (UTV)
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