UPDATE: Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that Exo abilities Stim, and Cloak are banned for Season 1 of Ranked Play.

Original Story:

Sledgehammer Games has announced the details regarding Season 1 of Ranked Play for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first season will start on January 9th and will end on Jan. 31st.

Ranked Play features: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Masters divisons. Each division, at the end of the season, will earn a certain piece of gear. Once in Masters, the top 100 players will earn the previously announced Grand Master reward. You need 100 points to rank up within each division, and a completion of the Division Promotion Challenge.

Matchmaking in Ranked Play will take into account if you are predicted to win or lose against a certain opponent. Players earn points to rank up in divisions by winning matches; a win results in earning points to be promoted to next division. Losing a match or leaving a match will result in the loss of points. For each victory, you can receive between 15 to 25 points; for each loose, you can loose between 10 to 20 points.

Sledgehammer Games has also announced the rule variant set and break down each of the divisions:

Stay tuned for the latest on Ranked Play and all things Advanced Warfare!

SOURCE: SHGames

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  • Jordan Rolf

    Its a shame master doesnt get rid off SBMM

    • Guywithbrains

      Talking about SBMM, I was reading AW Reddit today and someone claimed that Call of Duty’s meaning is that pros dominate and crush noobs. I lol’d myself after that.

      However, I am not going to this subject anymore. Keep your opinions, I keep mine.

      • Tricky VIk

        “I’ve just been lurking and reading, personally SBMM is good, the issue is lag, connect me with people closer to home SHG, not where it’s night time over there when it’s day time over here, that’s all I’m saying.”

    • Kill Denied

      Don’t play the game, that would get rid of SBMM for you.

      • Felipe Rios

        Apply cold water to burn area…

    • Keshav Bhat

      actually, Ranked Play is all based off of SBMM, just like League Play in BO2 was.

      • jordanxbrookes

        And yet it’s still in Public, where it’s not welcome. I’m not going to argue since I know Sledgehammer aren’t going to remove it. Here’s to Treyarch’s title, hopefully it’ll be a lot better.

        • FFS

          And here we go with the bitching. Do us a favor, grow up.

          • jordanxbrookes

            You’re telling me to grow up over a game breaking issue? How about you stop sucking Sledgehammer’s you-know-what? The majority of the community want it out and Sledgehammer have refused to listen so yes I will keep “bitching” because they are ruining my Call of Duty experience, and not just mine, but others as well.

          • Guest

            Because meeting people your skill lvl is game breaking? How about you stop sucking the Cod cycles you-know-what. You’re fucking patheic. You just bash the current cod while waiting for the next one. You did this shit last year. Next cod will not be any different with you. You’ll just find something you dont like then bitch and moan for God knows how long. You fucks are the ones ruining Cod. Nothing pleases you people. You’re never grateful. All you is bitch and moan, bitch and moan, bitch and moan (now you got me bitching and moaning). This happened with BO1, MW3, BO2 (dont forget the death threats), Ghosts, now this game. In 11 months, youll find something you dont like and cry so why should I expect next year to be any different? The fact that these devs still make games for you people blows my mind. I sweat to God, it’s like parents buying their kids so much crap, but the moment the one thing they dont do what their kid asks them to, it’s “WAHHH MY PARENTS NEVER LISTEN TO ME”

            Oh and dont you fucking speak for me about who wants SBMM. There are people who prefet to players their lvl and there are people like me that hate going up against skilled players while my teammates act like they’re touching a console for the first time. And that shit happens EVERY.TIME. which is why i stopped playing pubs in BO2 and Ghosts. So do us a favor and shut up with your crap.

          • jordanxbrookes

            If people want SBMM and want to play against players of similar skill, Ranked Play is there for a reason. Oh I only started to hate the recent Call of Duty games because they’re terrible compared to the older ones. I never complained about MW2, Black Ops, MW3 or Black Ops 2(for the most part) so I have no idea where you got that from. And I was equally appalled when the sniping/quickscoping community sent Mr. Vonderhaar death threats, so don’t you dare think I was one of them. If you like playing Gamma Lab Warfare then good for you, but I’m fed up of being put with people from across the globe just because they have “similar skill”. I’m not going to shut up just because someone on the internet told me to. And as for you saying that I don’t speak for people, my poll said 85% of players want it gone from Public, so if these devs listen like you say they do, why haven’t they listened to majority of the community with this? The only way Treyarch would get me hating their game is if they set it in the future, add exo-suits in, the game is as laggy as AW was at launch and add SBMM into Public. I loved Black Ops, my favourite Call of Duty game, so I know Treyarch can make great games, it’s just always let down by lag and hit detection issues. Why am I wasting my time arguing with you?

          • Humza Qureshi

            No offense but you’re poll is not conclusive. You had less than 100 people vote, and most were either from charlieintel or youtube. None of us here are casuals, the real casuals are the people that don’t even know what SBMM or the Youtube scene are. I don’t see those millions complain about it. They just sit back and play their game.

        • Super029something

          >not going to argue > complains about it in every article

          lol

        • HenryDF

          In what way has it negatively impacted you?

          This isn’t me trying to oppose you, this is me genuinely asking out of interest. Because, personally (and I’m aware this isn’t the case universally), I find I’m being put in lobbies with skill broadly similar to the way it always has been – just without the rock-bottom noobs going 1-20, and the Prestige Masters going 60-3. Otherwise, lag is minimal, and once again broadly similar to how it has been in past titles.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I’m constantly put against Gamma Lab kids from across the world and every single match is like the Call of Duty Championship Finals Game 11. I’ve never seen so many tryhards. Call of Duty is a casual game and it’s being turned into something that’s not Call of Duty. Not only that but when players found a solution to the SBMM problem by reverse boosting, Michael Condrey said those players will be banned. So I can never have fun in AW now because of this. Also Condrey and Schofield have insulted some fans just because they complained about AW, one of them was a US Veteran. I’m not going to go through lots and lots of tweets just to find it, but I saw it.

          • Humza Qureshi

            Jordan less then 20,000 people have purchased Gamma Lab in 2014. COD is not a casual game, its whatever we the community make it. They can insult whoever they want considering the amount of disrespect they get. They get harassed more then any e-girl. You need to realize that maybe you’re just not as good as you used to be…..

  • ScOott

    anothet Jordan complaining about SBMM, how many of u are their! 😮 I hope he hasn’t recruited n army to complain about SBMM

    • ww

      its a real complaint that hasnt been removed 2 months into the game and ruins the experience of many veteran players, why shouldnt he complain?

      • ScOott

        It was a joke “veteran” Get a grip! I don’t think u know what a veteran is, if I told my grandad you was veteran army man on a game he would laugh hiss ass off and so am I lol

        • ww

          fair enough. i was just defending jordan, he gets picked on too much and his opinions are often on point. my bad bro

          • jordanxbrookes

            That’s because I’m FOR the public/casual players 🙂

      • Guywithbrains

        Keyword “veteran”. How about over 50% of the community (casuals)? Should we pay 70 euros so we get destroyed all the time in objective game modes? It has always been like that now it is casuals’ turn to succeed in the game.

        You get the feeling what we casuals get when we get destroyed by veterans and pros.

        • ww

          all veterans were casuals and noobs at some point too. I got destroyed in the beginning, but guess what? I strived to get better. I understand where you’re coming from, but hurting the experience of the people that have always followed your franchise is a terrible decision.

          Also, getting destroyed “all the time” is pushing it a bit. You could always leave the lobby and there was always a lobby that was closer to your skill level. However, in its current state with SBMM, “veterans” are tied to very few lobbies (I usually get around 12-24 in total) and the lag is bad. Guess what? We can’t just leave since it doesn’t matter because the next lobby is just as bad. Guess you wouldn’t really understand though since you labeled yourself as a casual.

          • bossKATSIII

            Define “veteran” please. I’ve casually played the CoD series since CoD 2(not mw2) and I am wondering what defines a “Call of Duty Veteran”

          • ww

            thats hard to define. I would say if you’ve played for 4 years or more at a non-casual level.

            In this scenario, I couldn’t think of a better word to describe the people that are receiving the worst of SBMM, so I used “veteran” (this game takes your stats from a few previous CODs as well and factors it into SBMM)

          • bossKATSIII

            Of course its hard to define, it is a matter of opinion. And aren’t the people having the worst time with SBMM the same people who put their stats in high regard? Maybe that’s why SHG decided against a lobby leader board.

          • Guywithbrains

            I understand veterans who have been true fans from the beginning are frustrated. But there must be another way to fix lag than removing SBMM because it makes the game fair. The only true problem here is lag, not SBMM itself in my opinion.

          • y

            fair enough, i agree

          • Tricky VIk

            “SBMM wouldn’t be the problem if it wasn’t tied with lag, and if it didn’t favor skill over connection, so I wholeheartedly agree.”

    • jordanxbrookes

      I have recruited my JXBArmy 😛

      • ScOott

        Lmao see how many people you can get to change their name to Jordan and together destroy SBMM :-p I know people would do it lol

        • jordanxbrookes

          Lets destroy that cancer to Call of Duty once and for all 🙂

          • PatPatPat

            it sorta is the cancer of call of duty, isn’t it? Not everyone has it, it can get you killed, and it makes you upset.

  • Eirik Skjelbakken

    just waiting for tmartn to get super exited

  • drjakeyoung

    Havoc and exo-zombies trailer in 10 minutes?

    • Guywithbrains

      2 weeks ago we got teaser. It would make sense.

      But I still keep my wild guess and say it is on Wednesday (yes, some trailers and videos in general have come on that specific day).

  • drjakeyoung

    Has the trailer been released?!

    • Keshav Bhat

      Whenever the trailer gets released, we’ll post it.

  • Scrawny

    every time i try to play in the ranked paylist, my whole team leave the game, i lose and the game still say that i had the advantage. it all depends on your team and i hate it

    • swag

      EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT SBMM!! THIS WEBSITE HAS TURNED INTO CANCER BECAUSE EVERYONE DISPUTES IT. THE COMMENTS ARE ALMOSTUNREADABLE BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE COMMENT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH SBMM. STOP DISPUTING IT! IT WILL BE ADRESSED AT THE RIGHT TIME.

      • GinsuVictim

        Calls our posts unreadable…
        …types in all caps.

        • Xecho

          but caps are readable

          • GinsuVictim

            If you’re a douchebag, sure.

          • Xecho

            No if you can read english, sure.

      • ScOott

        Go to library n get a good book ? I can recommend one if you like

      • Scrawny

        i am not complaining about the sbmm. i just hate the fact that i lose 20 division points because i’m in a team of quitter

      • jordanxbrookes

        SBMM, u wan sum?

        • GinsuVictim

          I’ll take a pre-nerf MSBS with a side order of SBMM….to go.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol.

          • Ronald McDonald

            No, Miguel’s the only victim around here bitch.

          • GinsuVictim

            I’ve been GinsuVictim longer than some of the people on here have been alive (since 1996–Quake mishap).

          • Ronald McDonald

            I completely understand homie.

      • jooker-jr

        You have a point. (But We can read in small letters )

  • GinsuVictim

    I love the diversity in that picture of all the suits. Political correctness is so ridiculous.

    • DEMOLITION12

      diversity just means less whites

  • Carrisi

    Been playing non stop the last couple of days can I just say how much I enjoy the game now

  • Guywithbrains

    Can someone shed a light and tell me if One Shot is here to stay?

    • Travisinwhite

      Yes

  • lul Would think a professional company like SHG would use spell check or proof read XD

  • lel

    Can’t wait to not play the shitty ruleset & play something more worth my time.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Grand Master = Bloodshed with Royalty camo on top

    • HenryDF

      Just because it’s Bloodshed doesn’t mean it’s something to complain about. And to be fair, I don’t tend to see anyone regularly rocking anything but the Helmet and Shirt, so it’s not as if it’s super common.

  • Daniel P

    So are we awarded any of these items from season 0 or only season 1 and onwards?

  • Ethan Aldaz

    This starts on my birthday

  • random

    Why bother with league play when pubs are the same thing

  • spartanelite

    When this comes out SBMM will probably be taken out as it would be redundant

  • jooker-jr

    Now I need to purchase more tryhard pants 🙂

  • PatPatPat

    Jesus, i wish Michael would just remove SBMM so i wouldn’t have to see you guys bitch about it in every post.

  • Louis

    So friendly fire is enabled but there’s no team kill penalty. Was this also the case with bo2?

  • Adrian Rivera III

    Do you still rank up normally such as prestiging ?

  • Humza Qureshi

    If only you guys knew how hard it would be to remove SBMM.

  • Max Martinez

    DLC trailer at 1:00 PM EST??

  • MystoganDragneel

    Not sure if this is up with anyone else, but Ranked Plays’ Ranking system is pretty broken on last gen consoles, not sure about next gen tho.

  • Robert Rodriguez

    What time does this League play start on Friday?

  • Eirik Skjelbakken

    will they ban stim and cloak 4 tomorrow?

    • Joshua Jones

      they already have done.

  • Joshua Jones

    so what you can play this solo or not as you were able to play the black ops 2 league play solo? do you need a team to play with and what division to you start off with? yet again you might have to play 5 placement matches to see what division you are eligible for maybe? if someone could help me out thanks.

  • Cameron Camnasty Sokolowski

    how come when i promoted to silver it takes me back to bronze i won 2 out 3 game and i never lost this happened two times and on ps3 it says season 0 why is this happening

  • Mainil07

    So question….. If I need to win 2 out of 3 games to advance and I fail to do so, do I start from square one on the bronze tier? This is what is happening to me.. That and the game freezing mid ranked play 5 times in a row.

  • Brenden

    why hasent ranked started in the uk yet it still says season 0 for me and m freinds and we keep getting sent back even if we win

  • diddy

    This game is fucking broken for 360 you get reset back to Bronze win or lose its randomn, they claim they supposedly fixed it with a update on the 11th but I haven’t seen jack shit

  • Cha2kill

    So i got 100 pts for silver and won 2 out of 3 matches to get into silver, but i got ranked back to 0 pts at a bronze standing. Like whats up with that? Was that a defect in the system? My partner was able to rank up, but i did rank at all and lost all my points.

    • Cha2kill

      *did not rank up at all.

  • Tony Duenas

    Can you go to gold then drop too bronze??

  • A4176AZ

    WHEN DO WE GET THE LOADOUTS?

  • hulkamania82

    I haven’t got my suit yet and it’s Feb 10th come on now what’s really going on?

  • Bob

    Im in diamond and i havent got my load outs yet ? Why is that?