After having an insane first 7 placement matches and then 7 more very strong matches afterwards I have figured out why people are still stuck in bronze 5. When they changed the new ranking system, in order to ensure no body “felt bad” about their SR score going down they simply removed all ranks that AREN’T bronze 5. Everyone wins.
But seriously after a full 7 win streak set of awesome placement matches and then 7 more ironclad wins I’m still in bronze 5, why is this still broken its been a week.
It appears to be based on player skill as a main factor. My guess is they took a baseline of stats averaged from data gathered over time. If your match stats are above that then the matchmaker gives you harder games to see if your stats are high in that as well. If those things are true you go up. I’ve already climbed from B5 to B4 over the coarse of 7 placements and 14 regular comp games. Others have already climbed to gold from B5.
Player A heals 11K on average and is staying in B5 for over 35 games
Player B heals 17K average and 35+ kills average and goes up to B4
That is exactly what I did vs what another player said they did.
If it isn’t stat based then why did it take you 28 games to get out of B5 and it only took me 14? That indicates it’s something not based on win conditions like OW1 was. And there are people who have already played way more games with a high win percent, or so they say >.>, and are still in B5. IMHO there is something off with how B5 data was collected and it through off everything.
Also, if you are on a OW1 account that played and finished a competitive season, OW2 will use that data and you will be placed at the same rank -the 1000/1500ish SR OW2 puts people at.
Crazy matches with high stats won’t make you go up that much more than your OW1 rank.
So on a brand new account you have more chances of ranking higher or at your ‘true rank’.
Faster way to play at your own rank? Play in quickplay and stop grinding, that’s what the devs want so more people play for a longer period of time.
GRIND and look at that “juicy” battlepass after each loss!!!
EDIT: BTW, each rank has their own bronze plat and master…etc. sub ranks. It was like that in OW1, just not displayed like OW2.
So you could be a Gold(sub master rank) and still be stuck there even with great stats.
They did carry the ranks over and already stated they will place everyone lower automatically regardless of placements. They just hid everything. It’s all the same except now there are “tiers” to a rank instead of being one solid number from X to Y to rank out.
Bronze 5 is the only excepting being 0-1100sr while every other tier after that is only a 100sr separation for promotion. Probably because Blizzard DEVS have no idea how simple division works given how their spaghetti code isn’t holding up against scrutiny.
I would have been at the absolute bottom if it went by OW1 SR. My account was broken by the original backfill bug. Blizzard told me to just buy a new account and I never did. I did spend some time in the very last season to get into silver on dps and support, but that’s it. I would have to be twice your skill level ( Older disabled vet btw ) so I doubt I have your reflexes.
First of all, there is your real(hidden) SR which you can’t see and there is displayed SR. Everyone’s displayed SR got decreased for about 500-1000 old SR, and until your get your old SR back you will get more SR from wins and lose less from loses. It was 100% the same when we had decay to 3000 and 3900 SR. But they kinda f’ed up and they also did this to every low SR player, resulting players getting to 0-1000SR category which they called Bronze 5. So in reality you can get from 600 to 900 SR but that would still be Bronze 5.