How does ranking work? I have played Overwatch a lot i'm but new to Competitive Overwatch, currently im ranked 4,000, is being rank 100 good or being 5,000 good?

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    Also, new to comp. Overwatch, but already rank 4000? What are you, a pro Genji? Sep 6, 2016 at 19:54

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In the new Season 2 meta, the ranking system has changed. Whereas it used to be ranked on a 1-100 scale, with wins and losses contributing to fractions of a point, the system has changed for season 2.

Now, rankings are on a scale of 1-5000, allowing for greater representation of skill level. The higher the number, the greater a players represented skill level. Additionally, wins and losses contribute whole number points. Players are rewarded "Icons" on their profile (placed instead of their profile number-ranking during ranked games), after reaching intervals on the 1-5000 scale. Once these rankings have been achieved, your number can drop below the ranking threshold, but you will still retain the same "Rank". A scale can be seen here:


  • Do we know if there's any individual performance component? Last season it seemed 100% wins/losses.
    – DCShannon
    Sep 6, 2016 at 21:44
  • @DCShannon This time around, ties are a possibility. I'm not sure how these affect your rating (I haven't played Season 2 quite yet) but I imagine it does not affect your rank. Sep 6, 2016 at 21:46
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    @DCShannon In both season 1 and 2, individual performance played a part in determining rating. People who always played together could end up with different ratings, with usually the supports ranking lower than the tanks or DPS classes. Sep 6, 2016 at 21:53
  • @DanmakuGrazer This was addressed by Blizzard, and performance from certain supports has been adjusted to match what a DPS or Tank might get. Sep 6, 2016 at 22:15
  • @Kaizerwolf I'm afraid that doesn't match up with what's been observed so far. Sep 6, 2016 at 22:28

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