How does the Rank Reset in Rainbow: Six Siege work?

Whether you are a beginner to the game or you are an expert who has been playing for months, this article will tell you everything you need to know about the Rainbow Six: Siege rank reset.

What’s behind the ranking system in Rainbow Six: Siege?

This ranking system splits players into different tiers on multiplayer where rankings generated from a complex algorithm. After you play ten matches you will be given a rank and your play from there on out will either boost it or decrease it based on your wins. To get you familiar with another term that we will use throughout the article, your rank is better known as your Matchmaking Rating or MMR.

What are the Ranks of MMR?

One thing to keep in mind is that these rankings are on the international scale, so if you are in the highest tier you are truly one of the best players in the world. Silver is where a majority of the players in the game sit, so if you are in the Silver tier you are an average player. There is a difference of 3400 in MMR from the end of copper to the beginning of champions, so hopefully that gives you a feel of how difficult it is to be at the top of the pack. 

When Does Rank Reset in R6 Siege?

Rank resets at the end of each season in the game, and each season lasts around three months total. This seems to be a happy medium, because three months gives players enough time to climb their way to the top of the leaderboard without having to play every day nonstop. Whereas other games may reset rank at the end of each month such as NHL 21 and other sports games, it may be easier to rank up in those games or players may just grind it out. With the adjustment in rank after every game, three months seems to be like the perfect option for R6 Siege players around the world. 

How Does Rank Reset Work in R6 Siege?

Rank resets at the start of each season and it is known as a “soft” reset. This means that all players’ ranks are reset somewhere between 1500-3500 MMR on average, making the middle of the range around 2500 MMR. Not very often will you see people outside of the range we just mentioned, but there are always outliers. It is important to understand that this rule also holds for the placement matches that you play.

It works similarly in this game than it does in most others, as it does pay attention to your rank from last season. This is known as a soft rank reset, which can be quite favorable after grinding it out to be on the top of the leaderboards last season. Other games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare or Rocket League involve a soft rank reset, where they look at your rank from last season and adjust it accordingly. 

A soft rank reset entails setting everyone in a certain rank to a range of skill level ratings, based on stats like kill to death ratio or wins. This has been tested before by people simply finishing their placement games to get into a rank and then being reset, versus others who have played multiple games in their rank. The two players do end up with the different ranks at the end of the season based on this soft rank reset.

Now there are some pros and cons with this option, some of which we briefly mentioned above but we will lay them out in greater detail now. Making it to the diamond or champions rank, using a soft reset, does take this into account which gives you almost a large reward at the start of the next season. This will certainly encourage people from working to rank up when it comes near the end of the season. A soft rank reset simply aggravates some players, but it does not look to be going away anytime soon.

On the other hand, a soft rank reset can be bad since it does not give all players an equal opportunity to excel in the following season. Players may be champions rank quality, but simply did not play the game enough to make it to that level last season. Since everyone does not start again on a level playing field, if that player now has more time they could climb up to the top of the leaderboards with just as big of a disadvantage. 

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you should know that R6 Siege rank reset is a soft reset which sets players back to a certain range of skill rating based on rank from last season, and their actual specific MMR. This has a few pros and cons, and some players may like it better than others. We hope you found this article helpful and stay tuned for more like this coming your way soon!