Street Fighter 6 Ranked Mode: How Does It Work?
Street Fighter 6 is set to feature an updated ranked mode. The newest fighting game from Capcom has reworked its ranked system where both new players and veterans will be matched with others of their skill level. The developer has revealed a few details about ranked matches this month. Here is all you need to know about Street Fighter 6 ranked mode.
How Street Fighter 6 ranked mode will work
According to Capcom, Street Fighter 6 will have a total of eight leagues with five different ranks in each league. The Street Fighter 6 ranked leagues will go from Rookie all the way up to Master. Ranks will go from 1 to 5, so you’ll level up from say Silver 1 to Silver 2. Here are all the leagues in the new Street Fighter:
Ranking up through each league will require players to win matches and earn League Points (LP). You will earn LP separately for each individual character. As Capcom showed in a tweet, you can be in Platinum league for JP but still be in Rookie with Jamie.
You will start off your ranked journey in Street Fighter 6 with 10 placement matches which will determine your initial rank. Each league has a certain set of conditions:
Capcom is trying to make ranked play in Street Fighter 6 a balanced experience for both new players and fighting game pros. Win streak bonuses and lack of League Points on defeats will help Rookie players get a hang of the game without getting too frustrated. Players from Iron to Gold will also benefit from win streaks while enjoying no league demotions. So if you hit Gold 5 you can’t go back into Silver, taking away a lot of the anxiety that comes with demotion.
While players may still be able to smurf, since ranks are for individual characters, once you climb out of Rookie with a fighter, you won’t be able to go back to it. It is still unclear if Capcom will implement ranked resets in Street Fighter 6 but many players are anticipating season resets, given the nature of the ranked system. However, some fans remain puzzled about why there is no demotion for the top Master tier. Perhaps this is Capcom’s way of incentivising players to play a range of characters. That’s all we know about the Street Fighter 6 ranked mode so far. We’ll have more details about the mode once the game releases on 2nd June 2023.