Getting Higher Ranking in Video Games

In video games, getting higher ranking means to achieve a higher ranking compared to other players, and a rank-up game or rank-up room is a match expressly set up for this purpose. The term “ranking up” mostly implies a direct approach. Gamers who rank up may exploit known game glitches, play with unique strategies, or play only in specific matches or against individual other players, to improve their ranks without using or improving their skill or expertise in the game in general. For ranking up, players must reach a specific goal. It depends on the type of game; characters can rank up by achieving experience points, performing tasks, or reaching a specific number.

The goal of a ranking system is to sort the players by their “proficiency”. This is a very subjective notion that varies in time, depending on the player’s progress and fatigue and the amount of chance of the game.

A ranking system is also present in a single-player video game. High rankings most likely lead to better reward or help to unlock features and extra levels. Sometimes, you can achieve a particular ranking to a successful level or proceed for the next level. Mostly higher ranking occurs when gaming players with new features, items, traits, or weapons, which can give the player an advantage over lower level players just like boosters can do on

There are two central ranking systems in video games, the Elo System and the True Skill Ranking System.

Mathematician Arpad Elo developed the ELO system in 1978 for the International Chess Federation. The bases of the Elo system as under:

  • The scores of the two players are compared before the duel. Let’s understand this system by naming the players’ A and B. A is the one with the best score and B the other.
  • If A wins, it means A was better ranked. A will win only a few points. Likewise, B will lose very few points.
  • If B wins, it means that the original ranks were incorrect. B will win many points, and A will lose many. The number of points won/lost will increase as A and B were far apart.

The second-ranking system is a skill-based ranking system for Xbox Live developed at Microsoft Research, called TrueSkill Ranking system. The purpose of this ranking system is to both identify and track. The skills of gamers in a game to be able to match them into competitive matches. TrueSkill Ranking system is useful to rank and match players in many different games such as Halo and Forza Motorsport 7.

The classic TrueSkill ranking system only uses the final standings of all teams in a video to update the skill estimates (ranks) of all players in the video game. The TrueSkill 2 ranking system is useful for the individual scores of players to calculate the contribution of each video game player to each team. As compared to the classic TrueSkill ranking system, TrueSkill 2 is much faster.