Heroes of the Storm has updated its ranking system by implementing a placement system that requires gamers to complete 20 ranked games before being placed into the system.
In order to improve the alignment between a player’s rank and matchmaking rating (MMR), all players must complete 20 ranked games. However, players who have completed their placement matches and received a ranking in a previous season will not need to play 20 games when ranks are reset in future seasons.
Veteran players will only need to play a couple of games to determine their rank and, when ranks reset, matchmaking rating (MMR) will remain unchanged.
Initial placement into the new system will be determined by a player’s MMR, plus or minus the rating received from the placement games. Due to possible rank inflation, players will be ranked conservatively. For those with low to mid rankings, their initial placement will be improved.
Players will earn “bonus” MMR points for winning when their current rank is below their MMR. This will help players to quickly improve their rank ratings to where they belong.
For those ranked 40 – 50 range, they will still not lose points when losing games before reaching rank 40.
Bonus points will also be added back to the upper ranks so that those in the top five can more easily rank-up.
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