The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle pass is out now, promising plenty of shiny new Modern Warfare weapons like the Grau 5.56 and Striker 45. There will be 100 tiers with 100 items and a new operator called Simon Riley, otherwise known as Ghost. The new operator will be unlocked instantly on purchasing the battle pass, along with a new operator mission.
Activision says that you earn battle pass tiers through a combination of factors, including how much time you put in, how much XP you earn, and the challenges you complete. With challenges contributing a huge amount of XP upon completion it seems that ultimately this is all about XP and time played.
To earn the new assault rifle and SMG, you’ll need to reach tiers 15 and 31 of the battle pass, but in order to ensure you’re not wasting time playing modes you don’t like or not tempted to go AFK for the sake of some easy progression, here’s how to level up your Modern Warfare battle pass fast.
How to level up the Modern Warfare battle pass fast
The fastest way to rank up you battle pass in Modern Warfare is to play core game modes, gain as much XP in these possible, and work through as many daily and officer challenges as possible.
The reason we suggest core modes is that these don’t take very long and a number of players report that there’s a progression bonus for completing matches, which you obviously won’t trigger as often in ground war. It’s up to you how much you want to factor challenges in, but our advice is to prioritise these as the XP dumps will feed a lot of progression. Any ribbons camo challenges, or missions you finish will give you healthy boosts to your rank up times and you can often tick off several challenges in a single match if you focus on them. Shoot House 24/7 is a great place to rack up lots of kills and XP fast, so that’s our best bet.
We obviously don’t recommend AFK tactics as it ruins the experience for others, but as XP is a significant factor here it’s worth flagging that AFK tricks won’t get players very far, which is good.
Trials are technically the most efficient way of leveling your Modern Warfare battle pass, but only if you’re confident that you can get three stars on them quickly. You’ll get a flat chunk of tier progression for completing Trials, which is roughly a tenth of a tier.
A lot of this information comes from YouTuber S0ur who has thoroughly tested the battle pass progression rates to verify Activision’s blog post. Check out their video below.
Finally, it’s worth flagging that double XP doesn’t appear to affect your battle pass progression at all. You earn some of these bonuses through activating the battle pass itself, so there’s no advantage for players who have bought the premium track of the battle pass system.
And there you have it, some quick tips on grinding through the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle pass as fast as possible. It really doesn’t look like there are any ways to break the system, although we’ll know soon enough if matches start filling with AFK players.