Halo is making waves throughout the gaming and sci-fi world today, not only because of the new Halo TV series but also because Halo Infinite has become one of the more popular multiplayer games today. That said, like all multiplayer games, there are rankings that Halo Infinite follows to classify each player according to his skill level and dedication to the game. So, let’s look at the tiers and ranks in Halo Infinite.
How Does Ranking In Halo Infinite Work?
The world of video gaming has become quite competitive, especially when it comes to online gamers who often play with their fellow gamers through the internet. That is why a lot of different games allow you to earn rankings based on how good you are and how often you play, as the rankings not only work to show your skill but also to make sure that you are matched up against people within the same rank.
Halo Infinite has become one of the most popular multiplayer games today because of how it allows different people from Xbox and PC to play against one another in a competitive setup. And this is why there are plenty of people who play Halo Infinite online, especially when you consider that its multiplayer aspect is entirely for free.
Like many different multiplayer games, Halo Infinite allows you to rank up as you play the game. However, how does the ranking system in Halo Infinite work?
Halo Infinite’s ranking system awards you with a tiered rank whenever you finish ten placement matches in Ranked Arena. This means that the system will look at how well you performed in those ten matches to see where you rank. Of course, this also means that the game can either raise or lower your competitive skill rank (CSR) depending on the outcome of a match. As such, the CSR represents your progression in Halo Infinite because it basically shows how well you performed in your last ten placement matches.
Essentially, winning or losing is what will determine whether or not your CSR will increase because the system is designed to compute your ranking on the basis of how well you performed in your placement matches. Naturally, the more wins you have under your belt, the better your chances will be at earning a higher rank.
Then again, winning or losing isn’t the only basis of how the system ranks you. That’s because the game also includes individual performance in the algorithm whenever it ranks you. As such, the more kills you have in the matches, the more likely you are going to improve in terms of your standings in the rankings system.
This means that, even if you do end up losing a match but performed really well from an individual standpoint because you had to carry the entire team on your back, you won’t lose as much CSR. However, if you not only played poorly but also lost, then the chances of you losing a lot of CSR and getting demoted should be quite high. Of course, if you didn’t do well enough but still won, then the algorithm might take that into consideration as well but is most likely going to award you with fewer CSR.
Then there is also the fact that the game’s system also takes match making rating (MMR) into the equation when it determines your ranking. This is a hidden stat that isn’t as celebrated as your CSR but can be a good measure of how good you are.
Basically speaking, the idea is to rank all the players that are equal in skill level as far as their CSR and MMR are concerned so that the players would be able to play a Ranked match without worrying about a superior player dominating the contest. Of course, when underdogs end up winning against a team with players with higher CSR and MMR, that means that they are awarded more CSR. Conversely, a team that wins against an inferior squad won’t gain a lot of CSR.
Halo Infinite Ranks
Now that you know how ranking works in Halo Infinite, let’s check out the different rankings that you should progress through in the game. In Halo Infinite, there are five ranks in total, and each of those ranks has 6 tiers that you need to progress through to get to the next rank. As such, you can find yourself in a total of 31.
Here are the different Halo Infinite rankings and tiers:
Bronze I to VI
The Bronze ranking is the first rank in Halo, and this is where players usually start off. It has a total of 6 tiers that you need to climb to get to the next ranking, but it isn’t rare for players to stay only a few hours in Bronze ranking because they progress through it rather quickly.
Silver I to VI
Like the Bronze ranking, the Silver ranking has 6 different tiers that you need to climb through to get to the next ranking. There are still a lot of beginner players in this Ranking, but they will eventually find themselves ranking up faster the more that they play.
Gold I to VI
The Gold ranking is what you would call the intermediate level in Halo Infinite’s ranking system because this is where players who are experienced enough but aren’t exactly the best usually fall into. Of course, Gold also has 6 different tiers that you need to climb through to get to the next level.
Platinum I to VI
The Platinum rank is where most Halo players find themselves because more than a third of the players who play Halo Infinite fall in this rank. This is why the Platinum rank is where the more advanced and more experienced players fall, but they usually stay here because they struggle to rank up against players who are just as equally skilled as they are.
Diamond I to VI
The Diamond rank in Halo Infinite is where the elite players who have separated themselves from the Platinum players fall in. These players may not be as abundant as the Platinum players, but they are still very much abundant and are usually some of the most skilled players in the entire game.
Finally, Onyx is the only rank where there is no tier because there is only one level that players need to stay at in this rank, considering that this is the highest rank in the entire Halo Infinite game. Onyx players are the best of the best and are the players who were able to prove themselves better than the Diamond VI players to reach this level.
What Is The Average Halo Infinite Rank?
In Halo Infinite, the average rank is actually the Platinum rank, according to Halo Tracker. This rank comprises around 35% of the players playing competitive multiplayer in Halo Infinite. The reason why there are plenty of Platinum players is the fact that this is the median skill level in the game and that certain players struggle to increase their rank against Platinum players who are just as equally skilled as they are.
Nevertheless, there are also a lot of players who are good enough to reach the Diamond rank because Diamond is only second to Platinum in terms of how abundant its players are. This means that it is still possible for a skilled player to get to this elite level.
Meanwhile, the least abundant rank in Halo is the Bronze rank because most players tend to progress quickly enough through this rank. And they don’t even need to spend a lot of time in Bronze or even Silver because there are also plenty of players in the Gold rank.
How Do You Increase Your Rank in Halo Infinite?
Of course, ranking in Halo Infinite isn’t something that is arbitrarily given because this is something that is entirely based on your skill level and performance as a player whenever you are playing competitive multiplayer against fellow players.
However, the developer of the game (343 Industries) is yet to reveal exactly what goes into the algorithm of its ranking system. But what we do know is that the point of the matter here is to make sure that you win and perform well in the games that you play.
Of course, according to the in-game description for CSR, the ranking of a player improves whenever a player performs better than what is expected from them. This means that you have to exceed what your current ranking expects from you so that you can get to the next tier or rank in Halo Infinite.
After all, no one gets promoted in a job by doing what they do the exact same way all the time. For you to get promoted, you need to exceed what you were doing yesterday so that you can become better today and tomorrow. The same concept applies to Halo’s CSR because you need to perform better than what your rank suggests so that you can progress through the ranking system in Halo Infinite.
Basically, what you need to do is to continue to win games and perform well if you want to find yourself improving your rank in Halo Infinite. The wins are the best indicators of your skill level, but it also doesn’t hurt if you end up performing well on an individual level whenever you are playing.
Essentially, the most important aspects here are to perform well and to win. As long as you got those things covered, it is highly probable that you will end up seeing your rank increasing the more that you play Halo Infinite’s competitive multiplayer setup.
How Often Do Rankings Reset In Halo Infinite?
The good news is that ranking in Halo Infinite doesn’t last forever. This means that those who are at the top will find themselves at the bottom once more together with all of the other players when the rankings in Halo Infinite reset. So, how often do Halo Infinite Rankings reset?
Like a lot of different competitive multiplayer games, the rankings in Halo Infinite will reset whenever a new season begins. That means that rankings are seasonal in this game, as they will end up resetting every season. We are currently in season 1, and that means that we don’t know when the next reset will be or how long every season will be.
The original plan was for Halo Infinite to have seasons that would last for at least three months each. However, considering that it has already been more than three months since the first season began, it could be possible that every season in Halo Infinite is somewhere around 3 to 5 months, depending on how fast the developers are able to work on the improvements and new additions to the game.