Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranks

Experience

Experience in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is earned through combat. For each enemy you kill and each objective you complete you will get experience. Exactly how much you get depends on the type of game you are playing.

Here are a few examples of actions that earn experience:

  • Killing a player in deathmatch: 100xp
  • Killing a player in other game modes: 50xp
  • Kill assist in deathmatch: 20xp
  • Kill assist in other game modes: 10xp
  • Capturing an objective in domination: 150xp
  • Headshot: 50xp, in addition to the normal xp for a kill
  • Buzzkill (killing a player about who is on a killstreak): 100xp, in addition to the normal xp for a kill.

Experience is also earned for achieving weapon challenges, perk challenges, and for using killstreak rewards. Players also get a match bonus for completing a match, so it pays to stay in a match to the end even if you are losing.

You have separate characters for local play and for playing on the internet. This prevents you from leveling up against friends who will let you win, then using that high-level character in online play.

Ranks

As players gain experience they advance through ranks and unlock new weapons and abilities.

  • Titles unlocked at level 2
  • Emblems unlocked at level 2
  • Create a class unlocked at level 4
  • Clan tag unlocked at level 6
  • Kill streak rewards unlocked at level 10

Additional XP shows how much more XP you need to get to the next level from the start of the previous level. Total XP shows how much XP you have in total.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranks
Insignia Rank Rank Name Additional XP Total XP Create a Class Weapon Unlocks
CoDMW2_Rank_Private 1 Private None 0
2 Private 1 500 500
3 Private 2 1200 1700
PFC 4 Private First Class 1900 3600 M4A1, FAMAS, MP5K, UMP45, L86 LSW, RPD, Intervention, Barret, PP2000, SPAS-12, USP .45, AT4-HS, Frag Grenades, Semtex
5 Private First Class 1 2600 6200
6 Private First Class 2 3300 9500
Specialist 7 Specialist 4000 13500 Throwing knife
8 Specialist 1 4700 18200 SCAR-H Assault Rifle
9 Specialist 2 5400 23600
corporal10 Corporal 6100 29700
11 Corporal 1 6800 36500
12 Corporal 2 7800 44300 Vector SMG
sergeant 13 Sergeant 8800 53100
14 Sergeant 1 9800 62900 Thumper grenade launcher
15 Sergeant 2 10800 73700
staff sargeant 16 Staff Sergeant 11800 85500 MG4 light machinegun
17 Staff Sergeant 1 12800 98300
18 Staff Sergeant 2 13800 112100 AA-12 shotgun
sergeant first class 19 Sergeant First Class 14800 126900
20 Sergeant First Class 1 15800 142700 TAR-21 Assault Rifle
21 Sergeant First Class 2 16800 159500
master sergeant22 Master Sergeant 17800 177300 G18 pistol
23 Master Sergeant 1 18800 196100
24 Master Sergeant 2 19800 215900 P90 SMG
first sergeant 25 First Sergeant 20800 236700
26 First Sergeant 1 21800 258500 .44 Magnum pistol
27 First Sergeant 2 22800 281300
sergeant major 28 Sergeant Major 23800 305100 FAL
29 Sergeant Major 1 24800 329900
30 Sergeant Major 2 25800 355700 Stinger rocket launcher
command sergeant major 31 Command Sergeant Major 27000 382700 Claymore mine
32 Command Sergeant Major 1 28200 410900 AUG HBAR light machinegun
33 Command Sergeant Major 2 29400 440300
2nd lieutenant 34 2nd Lieutenant 30600 470900 Striker shotgun
35 2nd Lieutenant 1 31800 502700
36 2nd Lieutenant 2 33000 535700 WA2000
first lieutenant 37 1st Lieutenant 34200 569900
38 1st Lieutenant 1 35400 605300 M93 Raffica
39 1st Lieutenant 2 36600 641900
captain 40 Captain 37800 679700 M16A4 Assault Rifle
41 Captain 1 39000 718700
42 Captain 2 40200 758900 Ranger shotgun
major 43 Major 41400 800300 C4 explosive
44 Major 1 42600 842900 Mini-Uzi SMG
45 Major 2 43800 886700
lt colonel 46 Lieutenant Colonel 45000 931700 M9 pistol
47 Lieutenant Colonel 1 46200 977900
48 Lieutenant Colonel 2 47400 1025300 ACR Assault Rifle
49 Lieutenant Colonel 3 48600 1073900
colonel 50 Colonel 49800 1123700 Javelin rocket launcher
51 Colonel 1 51300 1175000
52 Colonel 2 52800 1227800 M240 light machinegun
53 Colonel 3 54300 1282100
brigadier general 54 Brigadier General 55800 1337900 M1014 shotgun
55 Brigadier General 1 57300 1395200
56 Brigadier General 2 58800 1454000 M14 EBR sniper rifle
57 Brigadier General 3 60300 1514300
major general 58 Major General 61800 1576100 TMP
59 Major General 1 63300 1639400
60 Major General 2 64800 1704200 F2000 Assault Rifle
61 Major General 3 66300 1770500
lieutenant general 62 Lieutenant General 67800 1838300 Desert Eagle pistol
63 Lieutenant General 1 69300 1907600
64 Lieutenant General 2 70800 1978400
65 Lieutenant General 3 72300 2050700 RPG-7
general 66 General 73800 2124500
67 General 1 75300 2199800 Model 1887 shotgun
68 General 2 76800 2276600
69 General 3 78300 2354900
commander 70 Commander 79800 2434700 AK-47


Prestige Ranks

Once players reach the maximum level (70) they have the option to earn prestige ranks. This function is activated in the barracks screen. When a player activates prestige mode, all of their unlocks (weapons, equipment, perks, killstreaks, accessories, etc) will be reset. They will then have to level up and unlock everything again.

In exchange for all this additional effort, players receive a new insignia and rank. There are ten prestige ranks. The ranks are not named, they are simply numbered one through ten. Prestige players also unlock extra create a class slots. You will also have the opportunity to collect call-signs available only after you prestige by completing new challanges.


prestige ranks


Do it all again?

Trade all of your accomplishments for a bit of prestige. In addition to your new prestige rank icon, you'll gain access to some new titles, emblems and challenges.

Other players will see your new prestige rank icon in the lobby, leaderboards, and game.

Prestige has a price: Everything you've unlocked including weapons, experience and challenges will be reset; you'll have to rank up again to reaquire them.

Only your Leaderboard ranking, titles emblems, clan tag and playlists will be unaffected.

There's no going back...