In Brawlhalla’s ranking system, there are 6 ranks: Tin, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. If you’re curious where each rank lies, look at our ranked distribution article.
What is the Tin Rank in Brawlhalla?
Tin, as the lowest of these ranks, and is where everyone starts, so getting out is fairly easy. If you’re stuck here, you’re probably just not paying attention to what’s happening, or you have some flawed controls. Keep reading to see what you need to do to start your ranked journey.
Is Tin a good Rank in Brawlhalla?
Being a Tin Player puts you in the top 100% of all Brawlhalla players as you can see in the accumulated brawlhalla ranks distribution down below. This means that it is the worst rank in the game.
What ELO is Tin in Brawlhalla?
Tin ranges from <700 to 750 ELO. You can go below 700, you’ll just stay in Tin 1, the lowest division. If you want to know more about how the entire ranked system functions, check here for our Ranked System Guide.
How To Improve from Tin
One of the largest mistakes that Tin players make is having improperly mapped controls. One large point of contention for players just getting into the game is control device/scheme. Most of this stuff is just dependent on the player (I use a controller with no stick controls, for example), but there are some choices that will lose you a majority of games. The first of these is Press Up to Jump - if you have this enabled, it’s very difficult to perform Neutral moves. We generally press Up to perform a Neutral move, because pressing nothing is very difficult to time, and can be inconsistent. Make sure you have Press Up to Jump disabled.
The next important control setting is Prioritize Neutral Over Side. In conjunction with disabling Press Up to Jump, this means that inputting diagonally in any direction will perform the Neutral move. This is important for some combos/strings, makes juggling a piece of cake, and also increases consistency across the board.
General ranked mindset is another very big flaw for Tin players. When I started climbing, I would just launch up the game and go straight into ranked. All I did was play ranked, even outside of the game (never watched replays, guides, etc.) Something very important to actually improving, especially in the lower ranks, is not only watching your games so you can see what you did poorly, but also what your opponent did well, even if they lost.
I would like to discuss my ranked block system, but I think it’s better to talk about the warm up process first. Your pre-game routine is just as important as your actual ranked play, so I’ll give you a basic routine to start with.
First of all, you should be trying to scrim with other active ranked players. Sure, Experimental is easy, and you’ll probably win, but it’s not really helping you beyond simple mechanical stuff. If you’re not already in one, you should try to join some public Brawlhalla LFG discords (there are countless online). Once you’ve done this, try to get 3-5 people that you can play with from time to time. It will take some time to find people who are actually focused on climbing the ranks, but, once you do, they’ll help you improve, and keep you on track.
Secondarily, you should be using more than just Brawlhalla to improve. There are countless guides out there, in topics spanning from more general concepts, such as neutral game, to more weapon/legend specific ones. You should be digesting this content, so that you don’t have to learn everything the hard way. Personally, I taught myself stage control over the course of a season or two, but recently found one video that described my entire learning experience in about 15 minutes. In general, your main ‘homework’ will be found in educational content, such as guides or coaching vods, or pro level gameplay, such as tournaments or streams.
I generally prescribe the following practice for players who are really serious about ranked: Play 3 games, then watch the third. At this division, your biggest goal should be identifying who wins each engagement, and why they won. Also, you should look at some basic metrics, like stage control, and time in advantage. See what you’re lacking in, and focus on that while you’re practicing.
Quickest Tips for Climbing
Climbing below Gold is all about consistency. If you’re playing an hour a day at least 4 days a week, you’re just going to climb. Almost everyone below Gold is playing the game in a very casual way (inconsistent, not learning, no warmup, etc.), so being consistent is the fastest way to climb. If you don’t get to Gold in a year, Go over this article, and consume some more content - you’re probably not informed enough to play properly.