Ranked Season 4 kicks off today and will run until January. Use the skills you’ve been honing in the off season, and earn those Ranked rewards to show off to the rest of the community.
These are hardcore 5v5 matches with friendly fire and team collision enabled, so party up with 1 to 4 of your friends and show the community who’s boss. It won’t be easy, but practice, teamwork and a steady hand will go a long way.
To start your ranked career you must be level 7. When you enter the new Season you’ll be asked to play 10 placement matches to determine your starting Rank.
Your placement will be affected by where you ended Season 3, but if you’re new to Ranked, then this opening salvo of games will give you your starting position.
As you play you’ll earn Ranked Points which you can use to buy exclusive Ranked Season 4 content. This content will only be available during this Ranked Season, so play hard and save up, because they won’t be coming back!
As well as earning these Ranked Points for exclusive content, you’ll also get a 50% credit bonus while playing ranked. So if you’ve got your eyes on a shiny new Merc, Ranked is the place to play.
You can earn Ranked Points by:
You will earn points for every match you play. The better your team does, the more points you earn.
When Ranked Season 4 ends in January, you’ll earn points relative to the highest Rank you achieved in the season.
These range from 100 points for a Bronze Recruit, to 4500 for Elite Operative! All the purchasable content can be found on the ‘Ranked’ tab on the store, and the possible rewards are seen on the ‘Ranked’ tab in your profile.
When the Season ends, you won't have long to spend any remaining points on the exclusive Ranked Season 4 content. After that, any points you have left will carry over to the next Season.
Ranked content is back, and it’s better than ever.
You can score limited edition Loadout Cards by playing in Ranked Season 4.
Each of these rare cases contains one random Loadout Card with an exclusive skin for a Merc and their weapons, available only during this season.
They’re not easy to get, but carry a prestige that will get the rest of the server talking.
Every time a case drops at the end of a Ranked Match, there’s a 2% chance that it could be a Ranked Case.
For this season only, you can find two Fragger Obsidian Loadout Cards in the Store.
These reflect the most-played Fragger card in Ranked Season 3 and Casual Play. Pick them up to look the business!
Need further proof of your Ranked prowess? A new Battle-Hardened Trinket is here for Season 4, a reminder to you and everyone else you frag about your dedication to Dirty Bomb.
On top of everything else you’ll also be rewarded with a Ranked Season 4 Trinket reflecting the highest Rank you attained during the Season. Moving down a rank won’t cost you a higher trinket, so don’t be afraid to work your way back up!
We learned a lot during Ranked Season 3, and listening to your feedback has helped us tune Ranked Season 4 to make it the best Season so far.
We’ve made some general Overtime changes, with Overtime now being activated if the match ends while:
To help prevent situations where Attackers can 'steamroll' a following Objective without Defenders getting a chance to contest the area, we’ve also added a ‘Fall Back’ grace period when a Primary Objective is completed.
So what are you waiting for? Those shiny new skins won't be earning themselves - Jump in game and get competitive!
We're adding several more improvements to Casual Matchmaking as we continue to refine the feature, with a focus on getting you into matches faster.
Searching for servers now occurs in the background during the Team Lineup
Updated the expansion bar to give a more precise estimated waiting time
Javelin is not yet ready to be added to the Ranked pool, as we continue to get her to a place that's more fun to play as and against.
Our aim with these changes is to make her ammo-gifting support ability more impactful, while signalling the direction of her Rocket charge-up to encourage the use of Guided mode rather than Standard when trying to get the drop on an enemy. We'll be monitoring them and will be making further tweaks where necessary.
Smart Ammunition Armor:
Fixed bug where Javelin's rocket firing effects could only play once for the duration of a round