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Rainbow Six Siege ranks and ranked 2.0 explained

Rainbow Six Siege ranked mode is one of the top competitive shooter experiences - here's everything you need to know about the Siege ranks and ranking system

Rainbow Six Siege ranks: An operator looks up with his arms outstretched, and is holding a sledgehammer in one hand

We know Ubisoft’s tactical shooter has been around for quite a while, but there really has never been a better time to jump into Rainbow Six Siege. If you’re someone who has been sucked into playing by the latest season of content or the newest operator, you’re probably wondering what the Rainbow Six Siege ranks are and how this shooter’s ranked system works.

In late 2022 with Rainbow Six Siege Operation Solar Raid, Ubisoft shakes up the ranked experience with Ranked 2.0. So, even if you’re a veteran or returning player, it’s going to be well worth reading up on how things are going to work moving forwards. From Copper, to Platinum, and beyond, there’s a lot to play for and more ranks than ever before.

What are the Rainbow Six Siege ranks?

Following the Ranked 2.0 update, there are a total of 40 Rainbow Six Siege ranks split across eight tiers for players to work their way through. Each ranking tier is split into five divisions, each worth 100 Rank Points. So, you’re going to need to earn 100 Rank Points at your current rank in order to progress.

It’s also worth noting that Ubisoft has introduced a new ranking tier to the system. Going forward, the Rainbow Six Siege ranks are:

  • Copper (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Bronze (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Silver (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Gold (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Platinum (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Emerald (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Diamond (V, IV, III, II, I)
  • Champion (V, IV, III, II, I)

This new ranking system is going to offer players more clarity when it comes to working out what they need to know about their progression and current position. It should also make matchmaking more accurate – following the separation of what was MMR and ranks themselves.

Rainbow Six Siege ranks: A group of three Siege operators set against a blurred backdrop of a map

Rainbow Six Siege MMR and Skill Rating

Following the Ranked 2.0 update, a player’s Rainbow Six Siege MMR is being split from their rank and rebranded as a Skill Rating. This is going to determine how quickly you rank up and will be a hidden value that carries over from season to season – making placement matches redundant.

Your Skill Rating will change depending on your win/loss rate against players with similar, better, or worse Skill Rating values. This isn’t going to directly affect your rank, but players should find that their rank increases more dramatically if they win against players with higher Skill Rating values – and vice versa.

This means that this value should behave somewhat similarly to the MMR system in Rainbow Six Siege’s ranked system prior to this update. However, it’s just not going to determine your rank and the ranked rewards you earn anymore.

If there is one silver lining to all of these changes, it’s that ranked restrictions no longer apply to players partying up. So, thanks to a mysterious new algorithm, players can party up with whoever they like regardless of skill.

How do I get a rank in Rainbow Six Siege?

In the Ranked 2.0 system, everyone is expected to start at Bronze V and will then begin to progress through the new ranking tiers and divisions. While your Skill Rating will persist between seasons, we’re expecting to see a full rank reset at the start of each season.

So, while you won’t need to play placement matches to find your rank, you will have to suffer through games at the start while players find their feet. However, the Skill Rating values in place should help to ensure this is balanced and fair.

Rainbow Six Siege ranks: An operator in sunglasses and a moustache wielding a shotgun

How do I rank up in Rainbow Six Siege?

Your rank is largely determined by your performance in a game and consistency. So, while you will earn Rank Points every ranked game of Rainbow Six Siege you play, this value will change depending on your Skill Rating and the result itself.

The best way to rank up in Rainbow Six Siege, to put it plainly, is to play and play well – no matter what you come up against. Of course, this isn’t exactly a new requirement, but you shouldn’t be punished quite as much for a loss if you find yourself being steam-rolled by an enemy team that is clearly superior.

What are the Rainbow Six Siege ranked rewards?

Every season, players will be rewarded with custom weapon charms and other cosmetics based on their highest placement that season. We expect the reward system in Ranked 2.0 to be the same as it was prior to the update.

So that’s a novice’s guide to the Rainbow Six Siege ranks. For now, learn the maps and operators and prepare for a new ranked experience in Rainbow Six Siege. This is one of the best competitive FPS games out there and ranked is the ultimate test of your strategy and skills.