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i need serious help with this ranking system, can someone dumb it down?

pithstspithsts Applicant Posts: 31

before i begin i just wanna say i have taken a hugeeeee break from dbd and only just came back. I mostly play surv but as killer i main huntress and pig, not saying im god like cause im rlly not.


but basically since i have been back i HAVE BEEN so god damn confused with the new ranking, ive been trying to understand but i simply cant, dont know if i am dumb or it just doesnt make sense. since my break i believe ive gone down to the lowest on both killer and surv but ive been getting paired with higher ranked players??? i knew before this match making was bad but with all the games ive played, both killer and surv i have been paired with the wrong ranks and its been very hard to get back into the swing of looping and etc. if someone can just explain what is happening that would be great <3

p.s. my pronouns r they/them :)

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  • SuperyoshieggSuperyoshiegg Member Posts: 1,284
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    Killers have separate MMR values.

    You likely played against an experienced player who specialises in other Killers but is trying out Hag for the first time, so their Hag MMR specifically would be low and would match them with newer players.

  • Kira4EvrKira4Evr Member Posts: 1,633
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    I don't really fully understand it myself. But I can try to explain how it works.

    Okay so basically there is a new Matchmaking system called Skill based matchmaking (SBMM). It means that every player has hidden numbers called MMR, and MMR is apparently what determines your skill level. The better you perform during a match, the higher will your MMR get. And the MMR will get lower if you underperform I think.

    And because MMR determines your skill, the game will pair you up with other people with an equal MMR as you. And that's why you get paired with the "wrong" ranks. And that's also why you are the lowest rank on both sides.

    The ranks have no longer any impact on matchmaking. They just show how much you've played since the last rank reset, and everyone will be set at the lowest rank every rank reset. And you will get more Bloodpoints the higher rank you are when the rank reset occurs.

    I hope this makes things more clear. If you still have any questions, I might be able to answer them :)

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