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Why Are You Earning Less SR in COD MW2 Ranked Play?

It's not your teammates.

While everyone’s Ranked Play experience isn’t exactly the same, you likely started out earning plenty of SR points with each consecutive win in the new Modern Warfare 2 mode. If you had some particularly good matches in Bronze, Silver, or even Gold, then you likely saw gains of 100 SR or more at a time.

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Down the line though, you may have dropped down to around 60 SR gained with each Ranked Play win in MW2. even when you’re at the top of the leaderboards, it seems like the points have become more scarce. We’re here to explain why that’s happening in our Ranked Play SR guide.

COD MW2 Ranked Play – How Does SR Work?

Skill Rating is what you earn or lose every time a match is completed. When you win, you gain some, and when you lose, some get taken away. For the most part, the losses in SR are always about the same, but the gains vary heavily. This is because much of the system is based on individual performance.

You may notice that the higher up on the leaderboard you are compared to your team, the more SR you’ll earn when you win. You’ll always earn SR after a win, but if you continue to get carried and place poorly on the leaderboard you’ll earn fewer points. The system is trying to figure out where you belong. That’s why some players will earn 150 SR points for a win, and others will get 60.

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To turn this around, you must consistently perform well across multiple matches in COD MW2 Ranked Play. You’ll notice that if you continue to perform well, your amount earned per win will start to climb. Keep in mind, though, that the higher ranks will also have an effect on SR and how performance is calculated. Simply put, keep your kill count high, your K/D positive, and play the objective in Ranked Play.

And that’s all. For more on the Call of Duty title, head over to our dedicated Modern Warfare 2 section full of guides, news, updates, and more.


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