Halo Infinite's ranking system isn't particularly well explained by the game itself and, if you've dipped your armoured toes into a few ranked matches, you may be wondering how it all works so let's take a look at the ins and outs in a little more detail.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer Ranking System Explained
The first thing you need to do when you jump into ranked play is get ten matches under your belt in order to have an initial ranking allocated. The in-game menu has a handy little counter that shows you how many matches you have left to play until you are ranked, so fight hard and well in order to ensure you get placed at a reasonably decent level come the end of those ten opening matches.
Halo Infinite's ranked mode caters to 4v4 matches as things stand right now and includes Slayer, Capture the Flag, Oddball and Strongholds on a random rotation.
There are a total of five ranks in the game that run from Bronze through Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Onyx. Each of these five ranks has six further ranks within it numbered from I to VI and you need to rise through each of these in order to reach the next full ranking.
Depending on how you did in your opening ten matches you'll begin your ranked career somewhere within these five ranks. As an example, we completed our initial games are were ranked at Silver I.
Ranked Match Settings
Ranked matches in Halo Infinite have a number of settings that are locked in for all matches in order to level the playing field and, of course, make things that little bit tougher than in regular play. They are as follows:
Radar Fully Disabled
Friendly Fire Enabled
Grenade Indicators Disabled
All Players Start Matches With BR75 Battle Rifle
Static Item Spawns
Open and Solo/Duo Queues
As you're jumping into a game and selecting your settings, you'll notice you have a choice between Open or Solo/Duo queues. The Open queue allows a premade party of four players to jump into matches, it also allows for match-ups between players using both controllers and keyboard and mouse input methods.
The Solo/Duo queue limits premade parties to just two players and matches can only be played with opposing teams who are using the same input method as you.
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Have you been playing Halo Infinite's ranked mode yet? Let us know in the comments.