How to complete the Path of the Ronin in Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II season 2 is officially live and there’s loads of new content to dive into, including the all-new event called Path of the Ronin. In this event, players will need to complete a series of different challenges. Each challenge is based on one of the seven different virtues of Bushido – integrity, honor, sincerity, compassion, courage, loyalty, and respect.
Players must walk the path of the ronin to claim the rewards at the end of each challenge. Be forewarned, though. The path of the ronin is an arduous one. A path fraught with danger and painted with the blood of your enemies. Or perhaps your own blood. Luckily for you, we can help guide you in the right direction. We can’t complete the challenges for you. We can however assist you by giving you the rundown on what is being asked of you. If you want to claim the event’s unique rewards, that is. First, let’s go over what those rewards are. So you can decide if walking the path of the ronin is for you.
The event is live across all platforms where Modern Warfare II is available which includes PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Modern Warfare II – Path of the Ronin rewards: what are they?
As mentioned above, each challenge in the Path of the Ronin event is tied to a unique reward. There are seven challenges in all, and one reward for completion of each of those seven. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Integrity challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new skin for Roze
- Honor challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new emblem
- Sincerity challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new calling card
- Compassion challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new weapon sticker
- Courage challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new loading screen
- Loyalty challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new weapon charm
- Respect challenge – Complete this challenge to unlock a new SMG
- Mastery – Complete all Path of the Ronin challenges to unlock the crossbow
Modern Warfare II – Path of the Ronin challenges: what are the tasks?
You will need to complete a specific task for each challenge. That being said, you can complete these challenges in either Modern Warfare II’s Quick Play or in Warzone 2.0. Naturally, the set of tasks for completing each challenge is different depending on where you complete them. So we’ll break them down for both game modes.
Walk the Path of the Ronin in Quick Play
For those who aren’t fond of the battle royale gameplay as much, Infinity Ward is giving you a way to complete the challenges in Quick Play. These can essentially be done in any match type. So play whichever one suits you best. But keep in mind that certain match types may mesh better with a particular challenge.
With that said, you’ll find each challenge and the required task for completion below.
- Win 15 matches in any multiplayer game mode.
Pretty simple. Play any multiplayer mode and just play to win. The quicker you get to 15 wins, the quicker you complete this challenge.
- Get 100 objective defense kills
This one will be a little less lenient. You’ll need to specifically play match types that have you defending a point. Which means match types like Domination, Hardpoint, Control, or Headquarters. You’ll need 100 kills while defending the point. Which could make things a little tougher for some. But, stick it out. You’ll be finished in no time.
- Get 50 operator kills using Battle Rage
This is another pretty simple one to do. As all it requires is for you to use the Battle Rage field upgrade, then get 50 kills while under its effects. This can be done on any mode. Again though, it may be easier for you to charge up the Battle Rage field upgrade in certain modes compared to others. This all depends on your play style.
Another lengthy task. For the Compassion challenge, you’ll need to get operator assist kills 100 times. Luckily, this one can be done in any quickplay match type.
- Get 3 operator kills without dying 25 times
This one shouldn’t be too hard to do, though it may take some players longer than others. You just need to get a 3-kill streak 25 times.
- Get 50 operator revenge kills
To complete this challenge, you’ll have to die. 50 times in fact. Because the goal is to get 50 operator revenge kills. And you can only get a revenge kill by killing the enemy operator that killed you first.
- Get 25 melee operator kills
This one is pretty easy and can be done fairly quickly depending on the match type you try it in. You just need to get 25 melee kills on another player. My personal recommendation is do this now using the Dual Kodachis, and do this on the Shipment 24/7 playlist which is currently live. It’s such a small map that you’re bound to get quite a few melee kills in a single match.
Walk the Path of the Ronin in Warzone 2.0
If you prefer the chaos of a more large-scale heated battle, not to worry. You won’t be forced to play the Quick Play match types. You can complete the event challenges in Warzone 2.0. That being said, you will have to complete some of the challenge tasks in the new Resurgence match type for Warzone 2.0. So keep that in mind. We have each challenge and its accompanying task listed below.
- Finish in the top 10 5 times
A lofty goal for anyone who isn’t used to Warzone 2.0 and the challenges the mode itself can pose to a player. But with enough practice you should be fine here. To make getting into the top 10 easier, you can drop in with a friend who’s no stranger to hitting the top of the leaderboard.
- Restore honor 5 times in Resurgence matches
This might be a tricky one, but again, shouldn’t be too tough for seasoned players or those who practice a bit. To restore your honor, you’ll need to pick up your dog tags after falling in battle. This opportunity will happen once per match, and dog tags can be found at the location of your death. Restore your honor by re-claiming your dog tags.
- Complete 5 bounty contracts
Simple enough to do if you’re used to doing these already. Launch a Warzone 2.0 match, find the bounty contracts on the map, complete whatever they require. Doing these with a squad makes this easier.
- Revive 20 teammates in Warzone matches
Reviving is the name of the game here with this challenge. Play Warzone matches like Resurgence or regular Warzone, then revive your teammates 20 different times.
- Complete 3 search and seizure contracts
To finish up the Courage challenge, load up a Warzone match then immediately hunt down the search and seizure contracts. Complete 3 of these and you’re home free for this task.
- Complete 3 downloads during the Data Heist public event
Head into a Warzone 2.0 match and if the Data Heist public event is active, you’ll need to complete 3 downloads. Head in with a squad to make this easier.
- Perform 3 executions on enemy players in Warzone matches.
There’s nothing too complicated going on here. Just get executions on enemy operators 3 different times in Warzone matches. Although, this may be easier said than done. However you can simplify it. Make sure you have the Cold-Blooded and Double Time perks applied, and equip the Dead Silence field upgrade. This should help you get behind enemies.
Future event challenges
The current challenges for the Path of the Ronin event in Modern Warfare II will expire in 27 days. So if your time for playing is limited, we’d suggest getting these done as quickly as you can. After 27 days, a new set of event camo challenges will be available. That gives you just under a month to complete all seven of these challenges before the refresh.
Check back next week, and the week after for the remaining four Path of the Ronin challenges and their tasks.
Update: March 9, 2023
You only have 5 more days to complete the first set of challenges for the Path of the Ronin event. So don’t miss out! Once March 15 comes around (next Wednesday), the challenges will shift as will the rewards. The new challenges will require players to complete a series of kill tasks with each weapon type to unlock special event camos.