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Bring back rank visible again

Please I beg you bring it back. If I see purple green or even yellow ranks in my team I want to be able to dodge.Its not fun getting a 4 min chase to get 0 gens done and being left 3 min on the hook at rank 1 with crouchmaster rank 15 claudette, or the freaking locker dwight. Please make it happen, I dont want to play with only 1 teammate for the rest of my games. its just a terrible experience.



  • hematophagyhematophagy Member Posts: 98

    Yeah it's an even worse experience on console and it's completely unfun playing with immersed people who don't know when to get you and are to scared to even save.

  • PNgamerPNgamer Member Posts: 267

    a worse experience ? no its not. This change is good. I tell you what worse is. A 4 minute Chase this is not what Devs want to see. Deal with it

  • PNgamerPNgamer Member Posts: 267

    And don´t show with your fingers to other people. Look for yourself. We all was new in this game, so don´t blame other players. If you think youre good, then show how good you are. It makes no diffrence, as long you play good you get rewardet for it. 4 minute chases, 5 minute genrush games, i tell you what...this is a bad game experience and a pain for killers. In my opinion this change is good for lowplayers too if they play with good players in a team. If you not want to play with lowplayers in your team, then go and play SWF cheatmode.

  • CronaWinsCronaWins Member Posts: 474

    Having a low ranked player in my lobby instantly puts me at a disadvantage in which i have no control over. After all, this is a team game. If i'm a red rank player, i expect players of similar skill level.

    If they don't want us dodging lobbies, then they should be fixing their matchmaking, not hiding it from us so we don't know.

  • FabVFabV Member Posts: 164

    If you're red rank, you should'nt be paired with green/yellow unless they're SWF with purple/red, no ? Or the matchmaker is broken again ?

    Anyway, if you want to play with reds only, play SWF. Otherwise just try do the best for the team, get some BPs and move on.

  • lindechenelindechene Member Posts: 69
    edited December 2019

    The change to hide the ranks was a step in the right direction.

    People should not be provided with information that causes them to leave the lobby again.

    Every time a player leaves the lobby the waiting time for the remaining players is increased by the average search time once more.


    Some people may want to see the rank just to know which teammate may need some help. Helpful players can then stay close and lure the killer away to protect the low rank beginner.

    To prevent that players doge the lobby when ranks are displayed it would be reasonable to remove the ability to leave the lobby once players are assigned to one.

    -> I value shorter matchmaking times higher than the ability to "choose" teammates and opponents.

  • MisterCremasterMisterCremaster Member Posts: 601

    The problem with rank and match making is that there just aren't enough players. The more I play this, the more I understand why. I'll likely be taking a long break myself, since for me, this game just isn't very much fun anymore.

    It has to be absolutely brutal for new players. I can understand why the game doesn't seem like its growing at the pace it should.

  • bigbeefynachobigbeefynacho Member Posts: 225

    I don't know. I've played with a number of grey and yellows who are a deal better than purples and reds out there.

  • arslaNarslaN Member Posts: 1,829

    What is the point of the ranking system if I'm still going to play with new players at the top rank? You can't blame anyone for not wanting to play a 3v1 match. If the matchmaking system wasn't a mess right now we wouldn't need this.

  • jokerdude23_jokerdude23_ Member Posts: 86

    I will admit....I'm kinda tired of losing games because we had a rank 16 in our Purple/Red rank match........

  • Johnny_XManJohnny_XMan Member Posts: 1,952
    edited December 2019


    As do many killers when they see certain items in the lobby and decide they don’t wanna play that match. They also contribute to queue times.

    I for one would like to know if I’m playing with a low rank, because I need to know if I need to change my playstyle and lower my expectations. Not everyone wants to dodge, but having rank information is healthy for the game especially when the devs themselves wanted the higher ranks to “carry” the lowbies.

    This was something that wasn’t breaking the game and considering how busted the matchmaking system is right now it helped out a lot to have a sense of who you are playing with.

    Post edited by Johnny_XMan on
  • kcwolf1975kcwolf1975 Member Posts: 537

    They are not going to bring anything back that gives people a reason to dodge. I am not saying that there aren't other reasons people will dodge, but this is something they can take care of easily.

    @lindechene is totally right, shorter queue times are more important for the games health than picking/choosing teammates.

  • YamaokaYamaoka Member Posts: 2,127

    Queue times are not going to be shorter if people stop playing survivor due to bad matchmaking combined with the lack of information about the rank of other survivors. Personally I've had one single survivor game today as you can read above and it's going to be the last survivor game for a while until they fix the matchmaking OR bring lobby-ranks back.

    That kind of stuff makes me play killer only. What's the point of ranking up if you end up getting matched with baby ranks?

  • premiumRICEpremiumRICE Member Posts: 695


    If you dont show ranks you fix the mm or otherwise you keep the ranks. having 2 people doing nothing is just a deadweight if the killer is not totally new.

    Its not about being good or not, first of all I can loop the killer for 10 minutes but if the rest of the team is crouching behind a gen with spine chill lighted up the game is not going anywhere, second thing its just plain boring and unfun to play like that. I dont want to be either the one only doing gens or the one getting chase for the whole game.

  • kcwolf1975kcwolf1975 Member Posts: 537

    How do you know if it is a matchmaking issue and not swf? If two rank 18's teams up with a 5, then they are treated as a 5. I know matchmaking is far from perfect, but it could be working right in these cases.

  • iBetClaudetteiBetClaudette Member Posts: 269

    This is exactly the reason why the devs got rid of rank visibility. You just stated you'd dodge a lobby because of rank. Players got tired of long wait times due to lobby dodging.

  • supersonic853supersonic853 Member Posts: 1,566

    We just gonna dodge every swf whichll make it even longer because some swfs are the same rank and now they get punished

  • CleviteClevite Member Posts: 1,070

    So true, had one claudette standing in the door way 2 feet from me on the hook, Killer chasing another survivor on other side of chain fence. Every time he looped him near and heartbeat got stronger she dipped back into the doorway. Second stage with survivor feet away.

  • supersonic853supersonic853 Member Posts: 1,566
    edited December 2019

    It was nice to know if we had like 1 20 so i knew if i needed to help them or not most people i play with can handle themselves against killers because of how long they played. A rank 20 isnt gonna have the same skills as a rank 7 unless they smurf and even then they dont have as much access to perks and everything.

  • premiumRICEpremiumRICE Member Posts: 695

    Yes I said it. And you will agree with me that having so much difference in rank in a single game is not healthy. I dont wanna go blind every game and hope I wont find at least 1 person that sits inside a locker.

  • thrawn3054thrawn3054 Member Posts: 2,207

    Unfortunately they have already said it's never coming back. Their reason being it leads to people dodging. I feel this argument rings hollow as nobody cares about killers dodging.

  • darktrixdarktrix Member Posts: 1,388

    What else is he supposed to do? These days you have to stay off the hook to the best of your ability, cause these days that killer is probably a tunneler or camper - and that's an even worse experience.

    I kind of liked the rank showing along with their prestige level. I never dodge based on that cause you never know if someone is just smurf or took a break for awhile and came back, but it was nice to know if I was in good company or I needed to adjust if their was a new person that I needed to take some stress off them.

  • Johnny_XManJohnny_XMan Member Posts: 1,952

    To the people saying reverting this change would just make queue times longer, guess what? They already are. They are worse than ever.

    It is bad enough to have to wait 20 mins for a match that only lasted 4 mins because of the newer players being stuck with a killer 4 times their experience/skill level.

    If you were that worried about queue times, you would also have a problem with killers dodging due to items being brought into the match. Plain and simple.

  • ocafghanistanocafghanistan Member Posts: 3,347

    maybe if matchmaking was actually good then playing with people pretty much 7 to 10 ranks above you wouldn't be an issue

  • premiumRICEpremiumRICE Member Posts: 695

    3 pre, and I can't even dodge the two rank 11.

    What a fun game it must have been, being tunneled until I got Iridescent chase and still 5 gens to go, yeah I see no problem at all, we let you play with your friends but we dont give a chance to the solo player to avoid this... thing...

    no problemo

  • silverwolf4455silverwolf4455 Member Posts: 470

    When has the matchmaker ever been working? Besides rank 17-20 can be in any lobby which is stupid by design.

  • Auron471Auron471 Member Posts: 1,020

    Hiding ranks i think is just a way to increase the rank range that we can be paired with.

    I dont even lobby dodge, but i just want to see what the ranks of my team are. If i see 3 green ranks i know at least one of them will be immersed AF.

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