dark        

Hearthstone reworks competitive play so it's quicker to rank up

0

Starkiller

When Hearthstone's new season starts in February, ranked play won't be quite the grind that it has been in the past. Well, at least not for the majority of players.

Blizzard has revealed a restructuring of how long it takes to climb ranks in Hearthstone. It all revolves around a star system. Currently, players need to earn five stars at their rank to be bumped up to the next rank. Stars are earned by winning games and going on win streaks. In ranks 20 and above, stars (and ranks) can also be taken away by losing.

Beginning in February, not everyone will need five stars to rank up. Ranks 50 (the lowest, and designated for new players) through 16 will only require three stars from now on. Ranks 15 through 11 will only require four stars. However, Ranks 10 through 1 stay at five stars. There's no shortcut through the upper echelons of Hearthstone.

This is especially convenient because Hearthstone handles new season recalibration by dropping everyone four ranks below the highest rank they attained in the previous season. So, for instance, anyone who reached rank 8 will start the new season at rank 12. En route to getting back to rank 8, a few of those ranks only need four stars instead of five.

Ranks 10 through Legend (which is above Rank 1) statistically make up the top 8 percent of Hearthstone players. Under the new star system, ranked play is a little less of a slog for the other 92 percent.

Ranked Play Update -- A Faster Climb [Hearthstone]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brett Makedonski
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor   gamer profile

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Hearthstone   (47)   From our database:

  • Hearthstone's new Auto Battler game mode was born because the team played so much Auto Chess - Chris Carter
  • Blizzard halves banned Hearthstone player's suspension, gives back prize money - Brett Makedonski
  • Blizzard bans Hearthstone player for supporting Hong Kong because China's money is more important - Brett Makedonski
  • Meta Decks to try out in Hearthstone's latest expansion, Rise of Shadows - IcyVeins Kat
  • Hearthstone reworks competitive play so it's quicker to rank up - Brett Makedonski
  • How to beat Rumble Run, Hearthstone's latest Solo Adventure - IcyVeins Kat
  • Blizzard says Hearthstone benefits from the expanded card game audience that competitors bring - Chris Carter
  • Navigating Hearthstone's latest expansion, Rastakhan's Rumble, on a budget - IcyVeins Kat
  • Blizzard's Hearthstone passes 100 million player mark - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Android #Blizzard #Collectible Card Game #Competitive Multiplayer #Hearthstone #ios #PC

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •