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Warzone 2 Battle Pass map: How does it work?

How does Warzone 2's new Battle Pass map work?

Wondering how the new Warzone 2 Battle Pass works? I don't think people were expecting quite so many changes to Warzone 2 from its predecessor that didn't revolve around guns and gameplay. As well as the new DMZ mode and a whole new loadout drop system, Infinity Ward have given us a new type of Battle Pass with Warzone 2. And it's a map.

The Battle Pass map is broken into multiple sectors, with each sector containing five different rewards for earning experience and levelling up. It's certainly a more complex system than most Battle Passes in games, but fear not! We’ll explain the Warzone 2.0 Battle Pass below, including the different tiers, rewards, and battle pass weapons.

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Warzone 2 Battle Pass Map: How does it work?

The Warzone 2 Battle Pass is not a straight track like most Battle Passes. Instead it's shaped like a map, like so:

A screenshot of the Warzone 2 Battle Pass map.

The map is divided into 22 sectors, and each sector contains 5 rewards. You start with just the bottom-left sector unlocked, and must work your way across the map by unlocking and completing various sectors. Because of the way the map is laid out, you can take different pathways towards the sectors and rewards that you want to prioritise.

As you play matches in Warzone 2, you'll earn experience towards your next Battle Token. Battle Tokens are the currency used to unlock rewards in the Battle Pass map. Each reward costs 1 Battle Token. To learn more, check out our guide on how to earn Battle Tokens in Warzone 2.

From the Battle Pass map, click on a specific sector to view the 5 potential rewards of that sector on the left-hand side of the screen. They might be XP tokens, cosmetics, or new weapon blueprints. The four lower rewards must be earned before the larger reward at the top, known as the High Value Target (HVT), can be earned. If you unlock all 5 rewards, that sector is marked as complete on the map, and you'll be able to proceed to any of the adjacent sectors.

Warzone 2 Battle Pass: Free and premium rewards

A screenshot of the A9 Sector screen in the Warzone 2 Battle Pass.

One of the rewards in each sector is marked as "Free". This means that you can use it even if you haven't bought the Battle Pass. If you don't own the Battle Pass, then you can still exchange Battle Tokens for the premium rewards in order to progress through the map, but you won't be able to actually use those rewards. Only the free reward in each sector is available to those who haven't bought the Battle Pass.

Warzone 2 Battle Pass: Can you get Weapons?

The player in Warzone 2.0 inspects their weapon, the Victus XMR Sniper Rifle.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Activision

Yes, you can get weapons as rewards in Warzone 2's Battle Pass. Most are weapon blueprints - premade versions of weapons with their own sets of attachments.

However, there are 2 weapons which you can only get access to in the Gunsmith via the Battle Pass: the BAS-P SMG, and the Victus XMR Sniper Rifle. The sectors of the Battle Pass map where these two guns can be found (A6 and A7) are each marked with a yellow blinking dot.

Warzone 2 Battle Pass: How to access sector A0

A screenshot of the A0 Sector screen in the Warzone 2 Battle Pass.

Sector A0 is detached from the rest of the Battle Pass map because it is exclusive to players who purchase the Battle Pass with real money. The 5 rewards in that sector, therefore, cannot be earned by players who don't own the Battle Pass.

These rewards are:

  • Chronophobia (Gun Screen)
  • Articulate Response (.50 GS Handgun Blueprint)
  • Myth Maker (Vel 46 SMG Blueprint)
  • 10% Battle Pass XP Boost
  • Zeus (Operator)

Warzone 2 Battle Pass: What is the Victory Sector?

A screenshot of the Victory Sector screen in the Warzone 2 Battle Pass.

The Victory Sector is unlocked once you complete every other sector on the Battle Pass map. Because it is detached from the rest of the map, it doesn't matter which route you take through the map to get there.

Inside the Warzone 2 Victory Sector you'll get the following 5 rewards:

  • 100 COD Points
  • 100 COD Points
  • 100 COD Points
  • Mortal's Bane (M4 Assault Rifle Blueprint)
  • Olympus King (Zeus Operator Skin)

Can you earn enough COD Points in the Battle Pass to buy the new Season's Battle Pass for free?

The Battle Pass purchase screen in Warzone 2.

The basic Battle Pass purchase in Warzone 2 costs 1,100 COD Points, and by completing the entire Battle Pass map (including the Victory Sector) you can earn 1,400 COD Points for free.

This means that if you max out the Battle Pass in each season, you'll have enough COD Points to purchase the next Season's Battle Pass for free, and then some left over afterwards.

The idea behind this is the same as with many Battle Passes across different games: if you play the game consistently, then you'll only ever need to purchase the Battle Pass with real money once, at the very beginning. After that, you can earn subsequent Battle Passes for free using the in-game currency you accrue over the course of completing the previous Season's Battle Pass.

Warzone 2 Battle Pass rewards list

Check the table below for a full list of all the rewards available in the Warzone 2.0 Season 1 Battle Pass.

Sector Free Reward Premium #1 Premium #2 Premium #3 HVT Reward
A0 10% Battle Pass XP Boost* Myth Maker (Vel 46 Blueprint) Articulate Reponse (.50 GS Blueprint) Chronophobia (Gun Screen) Zeus (Operator)
A1 Paying Rent (Charm) Aerial Entrance (Calling Card) 1hr Double Weapon XP Token Hired Sniper (Emblem) The Orbiter (Kastov 545 Blueprint)
A2 Let's Ride (War Track) Letter Opener (Combat Knife Skin) Scaling Assassin (Emblem) Gathering Gents (Calling Card) Dark Chariot (Vehicle Skin)
A3 100 CP 1hr Double XP Token Bellicose (Bryson 890 Blueprint) Tactical AF (Large Decal) Barrage (Rangers 1 Operator Skin)
A4 Wavemaker (Vehicle Skin) 100 CP 30m Double XP Token Damysus (X13 Auto Blueprint) Deluge (Calisto Operator Skin)
A5 Endless Black (Gun Screen) Back To Back (Emblem) Hired Sniper (Calling Card) Ignition (Basilisk Blueprint) Hostile Takeover (EBR-14 Blueprint)
A6 Scorpion (Weapon Sticker)* 30m Double Weapon XP Token World's Best Merc (Charm) King's Skull (Large Decal) BAS-P weapon unlock (free)
A7 Gunfighter Coffee Company (Weapon Sticker)* 30m Double Weapon XP Token Shooting Target (Charm) XTEN (Large Decal) Victus XMR weapon unlock (free)
A8 Down The Barrel (Loading Screen) Time To Strike (Emblem) Scaling Assassin (Calling Card) Jack Of All (P890 Blueprint) Espionage (Lachmann Sub Blueprint)
A9 15m Double XP Token 15m Double Weapon XP Token Send It (LM-S Blueprint) Obsidian Rider (Vehicle Skin) The Unseen (Kortac Group I Operator Skin)
A10 Offsite (Vehicle Skin) 100 CP 30m Double XP Token Hacksaw (Fennec 45 Blueprint) Low Drag (Reyes Operator Skin)
A11 Vigilant (Expedite 12 Blueprint) 100 CP 45m Double XP Token Company Lease (Vehicle Skin) Zero (Zero Operator Skin)
A12 30m Double XP Token 100 CP Terminal Velocity (Vaznev-9k Blueprint) Hostile Takeover (Vehicle Skin) 100 CP
A13 45m Double Weapon XP Token Nice Nods (Weapon Sticker) .50 CAL (Charm) Warfighter (Large Decal) Body Count (MCPR-300 Blueprint)
A14 Homefront (War Track) Plane Sight (Calling Card) Sole Survivor (Emblem) 100 CP Executive Whip (Vehicle Skin)
A15 River Shadow (Vehicle Skin) Leg Day (Loading Screen) Corinthian Helmet (Weapon Sticker) Sold! (Charm) Basileus (Victus XMR Blueprint)
A16 Chiron (Kastov-74U Blueprint) Fractured (Large Decal) 1hr Double XP Token War Haul (Vehicle Skin) War Bull (Gus Operator Skin)
A17 100 CP 45m Double XP Token Corner Cover (Calling Card) 100 CP Payload (Stiletto Operator Skin)
A18 Closer (Minibak Blueprint) Sole Survivor (Calling Card) Gathering Gents (Emblem) Sweet Dreams (Operator Finishing Move) Blackout (Roze Operator Skin)
A19 100 CP Weapons Up (Loading Screen) Tactique Verte (Large Decal) 1hr Double Weapon XP Token 100 CP
A20 Dark Horse (Vehicle Skin) Catching Air (Loading Screen) Best Merc Ever (Weapon Sticker) ETO (Charm) Tokoloshe (BAS-P Blueprint)
Victory Sector 100 CP* 100 CP 100 CP Mortal's Bane (M4 Blueprint) Olympus King (Zeus Operator Skin)

*These rewards are not free, either because none of the rewards in this sector are free, or because the free reward is also the HVT reward in this sector.

That's just about everything you need to know regarding Call Of Duty: Warzone 2.0's new Battle Pass map system. If you want to kit yourself out in the ideal weaponry to make earning that Battle Pass experience a breeze, look no further than our Warzone 2 best guns tier list. You can also check out our dedicated guides on each weapon class, and learn about which is the best SMG, best Sniper Rifle, and best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2 right now.

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