Warzone 2's weird new map-shaped battle pass, explained

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Quick, picture a battle pass in your head. You're probably conjuring the image of a clean, straight timeline with goodies evenly distributed at specific XP increments. Well if you plan on picking up Call of Duty: Warzone 2's battle pass, you're in for a surprise.

Activision has tried something new, weird, and a little confusing with its Modern Warfare 2/Warzone 2 battle pass. It's not so much a battle pass as it is a battle map. Players will unlock cosmetics and blueprints by completing "sectors" on the map with multiple unlocks within them. Sounds confusing? Don't worry, I'll go through everything you need to know about the Warzone 2 battle pass below.

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How does the Warzone 2 battle pass work?

The main thing about this new iteration is that you get to choose which order you unlock Warzone 2's 100 battle pass tiers. Each sector contains five rewards (be they weapon blueprints, operators, etc). Everyone starts at sector A1 and branches out from there. Completing a sector will grant you a token to unlock any adjacent sector so, for example, you can pursue the left side of the map before the right side if you like those rewards more.

Every individual item is unlocked by spending a Battle Token Tier Skip. It's a confusing name for a token, because "tier skips" in other games are typically a thing you exclusively buy with real money, but in Warzone 2 you earn them by playing and they're the default way to unlock things. 🤷‍♂️ Of course, you'll also have the option to purchase more Battle Tokens to actually skip forward in the battle pass.

How much does the Warzone 2 battle pass cost?

The Warzone 2 battle pass has a free track and a paid track. The free track includes 20 free items, and the paid track (expected to cost around $9.99 or 1,000 COD Points) has over 100 items if completed in full. Among those 100 unlocks are bundles of COD Points totaling 1,400, so you can theoretically earn back what you paid for the battle pass and then some.

What's in the Warzone 2 battle pass?

As we explain earlier, Warzone 2's battle pass is full of branching paths with multiple unlock routes for sectors. Activision has numbered the sectors by how early you could access them. It takes around the same time to unlock sector A4 as sector A5, but both can be accessed a lot earlier than sector A16.

Here is a breakdown of all the big-ticket items for reach sector:

Sector A0 

Zeus Battle Pass

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Main reward: Operator - Zeus

Free reward: Vehicle skin - Offsite

Sector A1

Operator Battle Pass Rifle

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Main reward: Operator - Kastov 545 Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint

Free reward: Charm - Paying Rent

Sector A2

Warzone A2 Battle Pass Reward

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Main reward: Vehicle Skin - Dark Chariot 

Free reward: War Track - Let's Ride

Sector A3

Warzone Battle Pass A3

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Main reward: Rangers 1 Operator Skin - Barrage

Free reward: COD Points - 100 CP

Sector A4

Warzone A4 Battle Pass

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Main reward: Calisto Operator Skin - Deluge

Free reward: X13 Auto Handgun Weapon Blueprint

Sector A5

Warzone Battle Pass A5

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Main reward: EBR-14 Marksman Rifle Weapon Blueprint - Hostile Takeover

Free reward: Gun Screen - Endless Black

Sector A6

Warzone A6 Battle Pass

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Main reward: Submachine Gun Weapon - BAS-P

Sector A7

Warzone Battle Pass A7

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Main reward: Sniper Rifle Weapon - Victus XMR

Sector A8

Warzone A8 Battle Pass

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Main reward: Lachmann Sub Machine Gun Weapon Blueprint - Espionage w/ Phantom

Free reward: Loading Screen - Down the Barrel

Sector A9

Warzone Battle Pass A9

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Main reward: Kortac Group 1 Operator Skin - The Unseen

Free reward: Double XP Token - 15 Minutes

Sector A10

Warzone Battle Pass A10

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Main reward: Reyes Operator Skin - Low Drag

Free reward: Vehicle Skin - Offsite

Sector A11

Warzone Battle Pass A11

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Main reward: Operator Skin - Zero

Free reward: Expedite 12 Shotgun Weapon Blueprint - Vigilant

Sector A12

Warzone Battle Pass A12

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Main reward: COD Points - 100 CP

Free reward: Double XP Token - 30 Minutes

Sector A13

Warzone Battle Pass A13

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Main reward: MCPR-300 Sniper Rifle Weapon Blueprint - Body Count

Free reward: Double XP Token - 30 Minutes

Sector A14

Warzone Battle Pass A14

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Main reward: Vehicle Skin - Executive Whip

Free reward: War Track - Homefront

Sector A15

Warzone Battle Pass A15

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Main reward: Victus XMR Sniper Rifle Weapon Blueprint - Basileus

Free reward: Vehicle Skin - River Shadow

Sector A16

Warzone Battle Pass A16

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Main reward: Gus Operator Skin - War Bull

Free reward: Kastov-74U Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint - Chiron

Sector A17

Warzone Battle Pass A17

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Main reward: Stilleto Operator Skin - Payload

Free reward: COD Points - 100 CP

Sector A18

Warzone Battle Pass A18

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Main reward: Roze Operator Skin - Blackout

Free reward: Minibak Submachine Gun Weapon Blueprint - Closer

Sector A19

Warzone Battle Pass A19

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Main reward: COD Points - 100 CP

Free reward: COD Points - 100 CP

Sector A20

Warzone Battle Pass A20

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Main reward: BAS-P Submachine Gun Weapon Blueprint - Tokoloshe

Free reward: Vehicle Skin - Dark Horse

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Morgan Park
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Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.