When Roller Champions was first revealed to the world, it looked like a fun little party game that would be best enjoyed with a few pals several beers deep. However, now that it is out, players can get their hands on an extended ranked mode that allows you to climb the Roller Champions ranks.
Not only is the team-based gameplay great fun it has its own unique twist and spin on the formula which we have found to be a lot of fun in our Roller Champions review.
Roller Champions’ ranked mode has all the traits of a gripping and effective competitive gaming experience, and uses a ranking system not too dissimilar from the Valorant ranks or the League of Legends ranks. It has several tiers, each with subdivisions, that will match you with progressively harder opponents as you climb.
How do I unlock ranked mode in Roller Champions?
Ranked Mode in Roller Champions is unlocked during the early levels of the game, and should be playable after just a few matches.
What are the Roller Champions ranks?
Roller Champions ranking system has an impressively long ladder for you to climb. There are seven different rank titles, ranging from Garage to Champion, and each have different numbers of subdivisions within them.
In total, there are 23 ranks in Roller Champions. The graphic below shows you the full breakdown.
To determine which rank you should start off in, you’ll begin your ranked journey with ten placement matches. These ten matches will determine your skill value and the game will place you in the rank and subdivision that it deems fit.
Roller Champions MMR
The backbone behind any ranked mode is MMR, and Ubisoft has already explained how it works in Roller Champions.
Each player’s Roller Champions MMR is calculated by taking into account their “skill value” (how good at the game they are) and an “uncertainty factor” (how much data the game has and how sure it is about your skill level).
Your MMR will be viewable throughout your Roller Champions experience, so you’ll know how much your MMR changes between games. It will be shown as a four-digit number.
The amount of MMR you earn or lose will vary on the skill disparity between you and your opponents, and your uncertainty factor. New players with larger uncertainty factors will see bigger shifts in MMR, while experienced players with lots of game time will see smaller shifts.
MMR helps Ubisoft with matchmaking you with equally-skilled players.
Roller Champions ranked matchmaking
Matchmaking in ranked Roller Champions is determined by two factors: your MMR and your location.
This should helpfully result in games with equally-skilled Roller Champions players and a smooth playing experience with everyone on the same server.
Ubisoft also says that, as a result of feedback from Roller Champions’ closed beta, it will be putting measures in place to ensure new players will not be matched up with “top 100” players repeatedly, so that they get time to learn the game without getting trampled too much by seasoned rollerskaters.
The only exception to these matchmaking rules is in your ten placement games. Here, your MMR is not taken into account. For placements, you will be matched with players who have played a similar number of placements. If it’s your first placement match, it’s likely it’ll be your opponent’s first as well.