The long-awaited ranked mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is still a long time coming; A critical issue has now led to another postponement.
Players of current shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of the promised ranked mode, but once again nothing has come of it. Like the developers about it X (previously Twitter), a critical issue causing delay has been discovered and now needs to be resolved. Ranked mode should actually launch with the Season 1: Reloaded update on January 17, 2024.
Yesterday's update was the first major patch since Season 1 launched in early December. This included two new weapons, a new event inspired by Amazon's hit series The Boys, a new map and more. However, not everything went according to plan when the update was released and there were some major difficulties and bugs.
Ranked play was hit hard because it didn't even make it to the live release. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, ranked play in MWIII has been postponed while we further investigate a recently discovered critical issue,” a statement on social media read. No new release date was initially set. “Our teams are working on resolving the issue and will release MWIII Ranked Play as soon as possible,” they added, without specifying a specific time frame.
It remains unclear how long the wait for Ranked Mode will last. Whether it takes hours or days may also depend on how quickly other existing issues related to the new update are fixed.
Call of Duty players are now accustomed to the fact that ranked mode only appears several months after the actual release of a new game in the shooter series. There's often speculation that Activision wants to lure players back into the game this way after the initial release phase, when there's a lot going on on the servers already.
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