Get details on unlocks, rewards, bundles, and more for Season 01.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 Battle Pass

Activision alongside Infinity Ward and the five dozen or so other Call of Duty studios put together a new blog post that details what to expect in the Season 01 Battle pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. They share a look at some unlocks, skips, rewards, bundles, and other things that will be available through the season.

This Battle Pass will include 20 free items. If you spend money to upgrade the Pass, you will get access to over 100 items. A Battle Pass Bundle will get you 20 instant Battle Token Tier Skips. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players will get 25 of these tokens if they buy the bundle. Those with the Vault Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will also get some free Battle Pass and Battle Token Tier Skips as well.

The way content is unlocked in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 will be way different than how most other Battle Pass systems work. Take a look at the image below and then read through the description to see what I mean.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Season 01 Battle Pass

When you access the Battle Pass menu within Modern Warfare® II or WarzoneTM 2.0, instead of seeing the familiar, long horizontal strip of Tiered content to unlock, you’re greeted with an impressive, large-scale map. This is the Battle Pass Area of Operations (AO). The Season 01 Battle Pass AO is divided into 21 different “Combat Sectors,” from A0 (Bonus Combat Sector) to A20.

Combat Sectors A1 to A20 are all connected to each other. Looking at the Sectors that are adjacent (and therefore connected) to the Sector you are currently unlocking is the key to progressing through this new Battle Pass.

Once you’ve unlocked all the rewards in all Combat Sectors from A0 to A20, expect to unlock a Victory Sector and earn valuable bonus rewards for total victory!​

Also note that the Sectors within this Battle Pass AO contain 1,400 Total Call of Duty® Points (CP). Earn 400 free CP within the Battle Pass System, plus 1,000 more if you unlock across the full Battle Pass and Bonus Sector, allowing you to earn back the CP you spent purchasing the Battle Pass if you unlock all the CP within each Sector!
First off, they really went with that abbreviation for "Call of Duty Points?" Secondly, there is a bit more explanation provided in the blog post. I'll include that next part below but for further details I strongly urge you to read through their entire writeup if there is any lingering confusion.

Of note in the quoted portion below is the explanation of the Battle Token Tier Skip system, or "Tier Skips" for short. The entire system feels a lot like they're trying to reinvent the wheel for the sake of being unique. Who knows though, maybe it will end up being a fun alternative to the tried-and-true method of linear progression found in other games.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Season 01 Battle Pass

The new Battle Pass is a bit easier to understand once you walk through your first Sector. Whether you decide to stick to the free version or upgrade to get access to all content, everyone will start the Season 01 Battle Pass at Sector A1. Click on any Sector, and you’ll see there are up to five different items to unlock.

On the Battle Pass Area of Operations (AO), or the onscreen map, you will see “The Orbiter” Weapon Blueprint over Sector A1 — this is called the High Value Target (HVT). Think of it as the main item of interest within a Sector. You will also see the HVTs of all other Sectors shown across the Battle Pass screen. Now for a closer inspection: Select Sector A1, and you will see four other items underneath the HVT: the “Aerial Entrance” Calling Card, a Double Weapon XP Token, the “Aerial Entrance” Emblem, and the “Paying Rent” Weapon Charm.

All these items require a Battle Token Tier Skip to unlock. Battle Token Tier Skips are earned simply by playing the game, like Tiers in the old system. “Tier Skips” from the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare II will be converted into an equivalent number of Battle Token Tier Skips (50 Tier Skips, 50 Battle Token Tier Skips).

Earn a maximum of 100 Battle Token Tier Skips within a Season, which will be automatically spent at the end of the season if you don’t designate Sector items you wish to unlock. If you have more Vault Edition Battle Token Tier Skips than rewards remaining in the Battle Pass, any surplus will carry over to the following season.

Using a Battle Token Tier Skip “unlocks” an item for access. Items tagged with “Free” are available for all players. Get the full Battle Pass to get every item available.

In each Sector, the four items need to be unlocked with Battle Token Tier Skips before the HVT is available to unlock with another Battle Token Tier Skip. In the case of Sector A1, four Battle Token Tier Skips are needed to unlock the “Aerial Entrance” Calling Card, a Double Weapon XP Token, the “Aerial Entrance” Emblem, and the “Paying Rent” Weapon Charm, so that you can then use a fifth Battle Token Tier Skip to get “The Orbiter” Weapon Blueprint.

After getting the HVT item, the Sector is complete and you are free to advance to any adjacent Sector. In our example, once you get “The Orbiter,” you can move on to Sectors A2 and A3.

So, to recap, five Battle Token Tier Skips are needed to unlock everything in a Sector and to move on to another Sector. And 100 Battle Token Tier Skips are required to complete the Battle Pass.​
Activision says that any purchase of the Battle Pass will get you immediate access to the season's first new operator: Zeus. They provide a lot of background information for them, but who really cares about that stuff when it's just a new skin people will use in multiplayer. The purchase of the Battle Pass also unlocks Bonus Sector (A0) that includes four additional items: 10% Battle Pass Boost, "Myth Maker" SMG Weapon Blueprint, "Articulate Response" Sidearm Weapon Blueprint, and the "Chronophobia" Gun Screen.

The "Chronophobia" thing is apparently a new customization option for weapons. You can attach it to your weapon to have it show you different information. One of the things you can display on it is the real-world time and date.

Other new weapons include the BAS-P SMG and Victus XMR Sniper Rifle. There's also new Operator skins: "The Unseen" KorTac Mil-Sim, "Ursidae" Zero Operator, and "Blackout" Roze.

Those who manage to complete the entire Battle Pass will get access to a special Victory Sector. This includes five items: "Olympus King" Zeus Operator Skin, "Motal's Bane" Blueprint, and 300 COD Points (in three separate unlocks).