Today, we got some more info on The Master Chief Collection’s Multiplayer ranking system. We already knew that it would be a 1-50 system, but here are some of the shiny new details!

  • It will be nearly identical to the Halo 2-style ranking system. You gain XP by winning, and you lose XP if you lose. Your rank will be determined by the total XP that you have.
  • Each playlist will have its own skill-based ranking, rather than one rank spanning across all four games. 343 Industries stated that this is because each game plays differently, and skill between games may vary for each player.
  • 343 also stated that matchmaking between similarly skilled players will be faster than ever, meaning that it shouldn’t take a long time to find players of similar skill to be put into the same match. Hopefully this also means that finding similarly skilled players will also be better, and there will be less matches where you get matched against players that are way better than you, and vice versa.
  • There will be Social (Unranked) playlists available in the MCC for those who want to just kick back and relax while playing. Here is a screenshot of what playlist selection may look like in the final game.


It looks like the icon next to each playlist indicates which playlists are ranked and which ones are unranked. So, from the looks of it, the globe icon is for an unranked playlist, and the star with the military bars is for a ranked playlist. Now, this image doesn’t show each playlist that will be available, and there will also be rotational playlists, so the number of ranked and unranked playlist remains to be seen.

Also, a new cinematic trailer was released today for Halo 2: Anniversary. Here it is for your viewing pleasure!

Well, that’s all for now. The Master Chief Collection is inching closer and closer to our collective grasp, and it can’t get here soon enough!