Treyarch Studios has confirmed that the Call of Duty Vanguard Ranked release time has been delayed and pushed back due to last-minute issues.
Having announced that the new mode would be arriving in Call of Duty this week, COD developers have had to change their plans.
The original Vanguard Ranked Play announcement confirmed that the new beta would be ready to play on Thursday, February 17.
The competitive, ranked playlist would have been the first of its kind for Vanguard, which has been available to play for months.
Vanguard Ranked Play Coming Soon
This would have been been a beta version of the mode, meaning that plenty of extra tweaks and changes would’ve been released over the coming month. The original statement confirming its release explains: “New in Vanguard Ranked Play are Seasonal Skill Ratings, Divisions, and Tiers! Each Season, players will compete in five Skill Evaluation matches to earn a starting Skill Rating and Skill Division placement.
“With each match you win, you’ll earn Skill Rating Points that you can easily track in your visible Skill Rating number. As your Skill Rating increases, you’ll advance through your current Skill Division and towards potential promotion into higher Skill Tiers and Divisions. In Vanguard Ranked Play, there are seven Skill Divisions (up from five last year), and each Skill Division has five Tiers.”
However, while this all sounds very exciting, last-minute issues have derailed the final launch planned for today. In a new post shared online, Treyarch has confirmed that the Vanguard Ranked release time has been pushed to another date. A new stat-breaking issue has been flagged that only appeared in the live environment. As a result, the beta will not go live as intended and we have no word yet on when it will be rescheduled.
However, based on the new statement shared this week, a timing update is expected before the end of the month. Call of Duty Vanguard Season 2 will eventually see the launch of Ranked Mode, which will feature competitive 4v4 CDL Hardpoint, CDL Search & Destroy, and CDL Control matches.
COD fans will use the same weapons, settings, and maps used in the Call of Duty League, with certain weapons, attachments, equipment, and Killstreaks restrictions. Treyarch has already confirmed that there will be no shotguns or LMGs in Ranked Play, and everything will be unlocked for everyone to ensure a level playing field, regardless of your current Multiplayer progression.