Your Halo Infinite multiplayer rank is about to be lowered

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Since the release Halo Infinite’s multiplayer, many players have been grinding to reach the highest rank in the game. Currently, the highest rank one may achieve in Halo Infinite is Onyx.

The ranking system is implemented into the game as a way to calculate a player’s competitive skill ranking and getting to Onyx is no easy feat. However, on February 22, you may log on to find that you are one full rank lower than what you were the night before.

343 Industries has an update scheduled for February 22 that will change the current ranking system and, in turn, set most players back a full ranking. For example, if you are a Platinum ranked player, you will find yourself in the Gold ranking. If you are a Gold Ranked player then you will find yourself in the Silver ranked tier.

There are currently six total rankings one can achieve. While it is not certain if every single Halo Infinite player will be affected by this change, it sounds like it could be the majority.

John Junyszek, a community manager from Halo Waypoint, stated:

"“…since we saw that the [Competitive Skill Ranking] system was being overly generous since launch, these changes are being rolled out to help bring things closer in line to where they should be. This period led to a full tier inflation of ranks and, as a result, most players should expect to be placed a full tier lower (Diamond players will find themselves in Platinum, Platinum players will find themselves in Gold, etc.) after this rank reset.”"

343 Industries have been studying the multiplayer matchmaking and they believe that this new update will balance the game out a little bit better. Halo Infinite is far from a perfect video game, but this new update should fix many issues that has occurred in the game so far, including better assessing a player’s skill level.

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It will take some time before we know for sure if this fixes any current issues that 343 Industries are saying it will fix. The main goal for Halo Infinite’s ranked multiplayer is to make sure that players are being correctly assessed and are playing against others with a similar tier ranking. Ultimately, it is a way for 343 Industries to keep Halo Infinite more competitive in the long run. With all that being said, this new update is slated to be released on February 22, so do not be surprised if you log on and you noticed that your rank was demoted one full tier.