5 tips for playing ranked


At Microsoft’s conference to celebrate Xbox’s 20th anniversary, 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite multiplayer will launch early in a beta format ahead of the game’s official launch date in December. The beta contains a good chunk of what Halo Infinite will offer when it officially launches, but the studio is taking this time to gather feedback and improve the multiplayer experience.

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For gamers looking to sweat a little more online, Halo Infinite offers a Ranked Playlist. Compared to Quick Play, Ranked is a more intense and pressured game mode that may not be suitable for all Spartans. If you think you’re up for the challenge, keep reading for some handy tips on how to dominate in Ranked Mode.

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Unlike Quick Play, you don’t start the match equipped with the MA40 Assault Rifle. Instead, the Spartans appear with the BR75 combat rifle. The combat rifle has burst fire instead of the constant automatic flow of the assault rifle, being successful with the BR75 therefore requires precision precision. The Combat Rifle deals considerably more damage than the Assault Rifle, especially on headshots.


In Ranked, you only spawn with the Combat Rifle, which means no secondary gun. However, there are still weapons scattered around the map that you can pick up to fill the empty weapon slot. Finding a second weapon quickly can be the difference between living or dying when you need to reload your combat rifle, and you can switch weapons to finish off an enemy. The Combat Rifle can be a bit difficult to aim due to the recoil, so take some time to practice with the Combat Rifle in Weapons exercises.

Types of games

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The Ranked Playlist contains four play modes: Killer, Eccentric, Capture the flag, and Bastion. Currently, the Halo Infinite beta has all of the game modes compiled into one giant playlist, although community members have speculated that 343 Industries wants players to experience the different game modes before they actually get to them. separate separately when officially launching the game.

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The requirements for winning each game mode do not change much from the quick play in the leaderboard. For Slayer, your team must reach 50 killed before the enemy team. Oddball demands that your team hold the flaming skull for 100 seconds. Stronghold gives you the task of securing and while carrying points of interest on the map. The only slightly different mode is Capture the Flag. Instead of needing Three flag catches to win, Ranked requires a total of five capture.

Placement matches

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Halo Infinite uses a robust ranking system that features six different rankings: Bronze, Money, Gold, Platinum, diamond, and Onyx. Each of the six rows is subdivided into six sub-rows, players can therefore be classified Gold 1 to Gold 6 before moving to the next rank. You have to play Ten placement matches to determine what your starting rank will be, but Halo Infinite offers the option to limit the type of players you compete against. If you prefer to play on a controller, you can configure the game to only suit you with other players on consoles. If you are a solo player, instead of selecting Open in the menu, select Solo / Duo and you will only encounter players who are either alone or with just one other person in their group.

Halo Infinite puts your mortality rate a little more than just winning matches. If you win matches but constantly turn negative, there’s a good chance you’re not moving very far up the ranking system. But it also doesn’t provide an excuse to go headhunting during Capture the Flag or Oddball, as focusing on the goal of winning the game remains the ultimate goal. Try to find a balance between killing, staying alive, and achieving the goal.

No mini-card

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The omission of the minimap is one of the biggest changes in ranking compared to fast play. Ranked matches don’t give you the luxury of having the minimap in the lower left corner, so beware of enemies that might sneak up behind you.

Halo Infinite has a ping system which you should use in ranked matches to communicate where enemies are located or to direct traffic when playing objective based games. Using the ping system, along with normal team communications, will help achieve success without relying on the minimap. If you are still unfamiliar with the different card layouts, we recommend spending some time in custom games to learn all the different card designs.

Friendly fire

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you that ranked matches were intense. Halo Infinite wall lamp MLG Game Settings for its ranked matches, which means friendly fire is on. Because there’s no minimap to show where enemies and friends are, it’s easy to accidentally shoot and injure a teammate if you’re happy with the trigger.

Halo Infinite allows you to adjust settings to change the outline color of enemies. To avoid accidentally shooting your teammates, we recommend that you choose an enemy color that is completely the opposite of your teammates. Friendly fire cannot be avoided entirely as grenades are a major damage factor, but choosing a color to make enemies stand out more can continue to deal damage to teammates at a minimum.

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