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On my BattleLog page I have a Skill rating.

BF4 BattleLog Skill 186

What elements of the game effect this rating? Is it related to points gained per match, or wins? Kills perhaps?

I've noticed that my skill rating seems to fluctuate quite a bit between play sessions. Going from anywhere around 180 up to 250.

What are the maximums and minimums of this rating?

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Min = 0 Max = 1000 I think. I will have to verify this. –  Zero Stack Nov 8 '13 at 21:52
You can see the global distribution of skill scores at this Battlelog URL. You have to be logged in. Click the little circled i next to your Division and a graph will pop up. At the moment 3% of the world has a skill of 303 or greater. A skill of 186 puts you in Division 6, or at about the median of all world players. –  Nelson Nov 10 '13 at 16:00

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A Battlelog developer at Dice said this:

The "Skill" stat actually has a brand new algorithm behind it that's very different from BF3 and is much more focused on PTFO

PTFO = Playing the f%$&#^@ Objective

Therefore, the skill will fluctuate heavliy based on your participation towards the objective (attacking/defending, arming/disarming, squad work, etc), rather than just K/D.

Also, if you view the World leaderboards for Skill, it looks like 1000 is the max and 0 is the min.

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So "PTFO" does this mean the general map objectives or your squad/commander orders? I guess both count in some form? –  DavidYell Nov 9 '13 at 11:23

You gain or lose your skill, based on your kill/death rating. You gain skill for killing hight level enemy and losing less if they kills you. You lose skill when dying from low level players and get almost nothing for killing 'noobs'.

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Do you have a source on this? Sounds like speculation. I find it hard to believe that skill is based solely on kills/deaths, as that does not promote teamwork/objective based play. –  turbo Nov 8 '13 at 16:57
It was the same in BF3. Think of it as ELO rating from chess. –  Sentry Nov 8 '13 at 18:50
this is only partially true. KDR is taken into account, but win percentage, average score per game(much more weighted in the calculation, to ensure objective play), and your progression is also taken into account when calculating your rating. –  Rapitor Nov 8 '13 at 21:19
I highly doubt K/D ratio has anything to do with skill.. In a game where I had 4,5 K/D(18 kills, 4 deaths) I got -2 skill. In a game where I had 2,2 K/D ratio(11 kills, 5 deaths) I got +24. Right now I'm at 333 skill and I have absolutely no idea what makes it go up or down. –  user63222 Dec 6 '13 at 7:56

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