Ranked is the competitive playlist for Multiplayer in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. It becomes available to players upon reaching level 50. While similar to standard multiplayer, it offers numerous changes.
Differences from Quick Match
- Players are ranked based on their team's performance.
- The system is based on the principle "best team of 5 rounds":
- A minimum of 4 rounds must be won by a team to be eligible to win a match.
- After winning 4 rounds, the team must have 2 points of advantage, unless there's a tie and the next round will be the fifth or subsequent win for either of the teams.
- Under normal circumstances, a maximum of 9 rounds can be played per match.
- However, draws can extend the game indefinitely.
- Ranked yields double the amount of Renown for winning a match in Casual.
- Abandoning your team before the end of a match will temporarily render you unable to play Ranked for 30 minutes.
- Round timer is 3 minutes instead of 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
- The playlist features a different map rotation than other playlists.
- This mode features a ban phase, allowing both teams to choose and ban an Attacker and Defender.
- Match cancellations allow players to cancel their current Ranked match under the conditions that team sizes are unbalanced at the beginning of the match. Vote option becomes available at start of preparation page and a majority vote will cancel the match. Cancelled matches do not impact MMR.
Maps will be rotated in and out with the conclusion of each season. This is a list of maps currently available as of Operation Steel Wave.
- Kafe Dostoyevsky
- Theme Park
Ranked features 23 skill ranks. A player's skill rank is first obtained after successfully completing 10 ranked matches. These ranks are based on a players Matchmaking Ranking (MMR) which is derived from numerical scores generated by the TrueSkill algorithm.
Matchmaking Ranking changes are based on:
- The relative skill levels of the players/teams in the game.
- Whether or not the player won the match.
- Score and Kill/Death ratio do not matter toward ranking.
- Large skill difference between teams has a dramatic outcome based on who won the match.
- If a Bronze team loses to a Gold team, neither team's rank will change much.
- If a Bronze team wins against a Gold team, both team's rank will change dramatically.
- Prematurely exiting a ranked match always counts as a loss toward skill ranks, even if their team won.
- Abandoning a match or inactivity are all included.
- Connection issues do count as a loss but not as a win if their team won.
- When internet connection is lost then restored, the player is given an option to re-join the match instead of taking the penalty.
- MMR is unified for each region but matchmaking ranking is separate in different playlists.
- Champion rank requires the completion of 100 ranked matches on top of the 5000 MMR threshold. Ranked matches will not count if abandoned.
In order for friends to play together in a party, the highest and lowest ranked players cannot have an MMR gap greater than 1000. Players with an MMR above 4400 can play with any player above 3400 MMR. Players below 1200 MMR can play with any player below 2200 MMR.
- Ranked originally did not reveal the location of a player's killer or play the respective killcam. This was later readded on the March 1st, 2016 patch to function the same as Casual to counteract cheating.
- Player Ranks used to count from 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest in the respective Tier and was later changed to better reflect the placement of a player within the rank.