Competitive is one of the two core online gameplay modes. The competitive mode is based purely on skill tiers which will loosely determine the skill of a player.

Playlists

There are seven competitive playlists:

  • Solo Duel
  • Doubles
  • Standard
  • Rumble
  • Dropshot
  • Hoops
  • Snow Day

Note: Each player has a separate progression for each playlist (i.e. it is possible to be silver 3 in doubles and diamond 2 in standard).

Standard

Standard is generally the most popular competitive playlist. As the name indicates, it is the standard online game mode. In standard, the team is composed of three players, therefore, teamwork is crucial to victory. Because of the number of players involved in the gameplay, it is recommended that players maintain tactical positions and rotation across the arena.

Doubles

Doubles is a popular competitive playlist. Doubles is very popular because standard tends to balance the game less proportionally when there are more players to play with or against. In doubles, you need to co-operate with only one teammate.

Solo Duel

Solo Duel is arguably the most balanced in terms of raw skill. Because it is simply a one-on-one game, solo duel is not based at all on co-operating in a team, but on strategy and skill in the arena.

Solo Standard

Solo Standard was a mode similar to Standard, and it was removed in Patch v1.81. It was generally the least popular competitive playlist. It was the same as standard in team size and game dynamics. The main feature of this game mode was that players couldn't join with their friends in a party and clubs couldn't join either. This playlist forced you to co-operate with the largest number of teammates available in ranked along with the team variation.

Extra Modes

Ranked extra modes were introduced in Legacy Season 9 on September 24th, 2018 for all platforms.[1]

Tiers

Introduced in Legacy Season 2, competitive tiers replace the preceding ranking system and ranked points with a brand new set of skill tiers, skill ratings, and a much more complicated progression system. Besides, all players are required to play 10 placement matches in a single playlist, otherwise, they remain locked in the unranked tier.

If you are in the unranked tier, the game will place you in a tier after ten matches based on your performance. You can track the progression of your competitive status on the tiered display that shows up at the end of the game or from the main menu’s matchmaking window.

As the ten games progress, matchmaking will put you in games with people of or closer to your current tier. It takes an average of four games for the game to know your tier, but there are six more for assurance. Once you are finally placed in your final tier for the first time, you will be put in division II of your skill tier.

Below is the current competitive tiers list:

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  1. Unranked
  2. Bronze I
  3. Bronze II
  4. Bronze III
  5. Silver I
  6. Silver II
  7. Silver III
  8. Gold I
  9. Gold II
  10. Gold III
  11. Platinum I
  12. Platinum II
  13. Platinum III
  14. Diamond I
  15. Diamond II
  16. Diamond III
  17. Champion I
  18. Champion II
  19. Champion III
  20. Grand Champion I
  21. Grand Champion II
  22. Grand Champion III
  23. Supersonic Legend

Each tier has four divisions, ranging from division I (the lowest) to division IV (the highest). You can go up or down a division within a tier based on how many matches you have won.

Note: The champion and Supersonic legend tier group are reserved for a very small percentage of players. The game is constantly adjusting this percentage.

Common Tier Abbreviations

Platinum → "Plat"
Diamond → "D"
Champion → "C" or "Champ"
Grand Champion → "GC" or "Grand Champ"
Supersonic Legend → "SSL"
Rocket League Championship Series → RLCS

Ranking

You can track your stats and current competitive progression on Rocket League Tracker.

If you are on PlayStation, Xbox or Steam/Epic on PC simply enter your PSN username, Xbox Live Gamertag, Steam username or Epic username and set the selection bar to PlayStation, Xbox, Steam or Epic.

If you are playing via Steam you can also open Steam, click your avatar on the top right corner of the window and select 'View my profile'. Right-click your profile background and click "Copy Page URL". This will put your profile URL on your clipboard. Paste it into the search box.

Seasons

Below is a list of all current seasons to date. Follow the links to view information about that specific season and its rewards.

Note: The current season is in bold.

Legacy Seasons

Below is a list of all previous seasons before Rocket League went Free To Play. Follow the links to view information about that specific season and its rewards.

Season Reward Level

For Legacy Season 5, Psyonix introduced a concept called season reward level that is independent of your matchmaking rank. Your reward level starts at unranked, and each win earns you progress towards the next level. Each reward level requires 10 wins to unlock, and they are sequential - you unlock silver rewards after bronze, gold after silver, and so on. Losing a match will not count against your season reward level in any way, even if the loss causes you to drop a tier or division.

Since the release of Free-To-Play and Season 1, there is now a new top rank of Supersonic Legend and a new reward level for those who climb to there.

Note: Up until Legacy Season 6, twelve wins were required to advance to the next season reward level. This changed starting in Legacy Season 7, and now only ten wins are required.

Number of Wins Season Reward Level
10 wins at Bronze Rank or higher Bronze
10 additional wins at Silver Rank or higher Silver
10 additional wins at Gold Rank or higher Gold
10 additional wins at Platinum Rank or higher Platinum
10 additional wins at Diamond Rank or higher Diamond
10 additional wins at Champion Rank or higher Champion
10 additional wins at Grand Champion Rank or higher Grand Champion
10 additional wins at Supersonic Legend Rank Supersonic Legend

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Wins only count toward your Season Reward Level if you are playing at or above that level’s Skill Tier. For example, you can progress towards unlocking Bronze rewards by playing at the Bronze tier or higher. But a Gold player who has unlocked Gold Season Rewards cannot yet unlock Platinum Season Rewards.

FAQ
  • Q: Can I lose Season Reward Levels if I lose matches or drop a Skill tier?
    • A: No, you will not lose progress towards your Season Rewards. Losses do not subtract from your win total, and your progress will be stored even if you get demoted.
  • Q: How do different playlists interact with the Season Reward Level?
    • A: You can earn wins towards leveling up from any Competitive Playlist. However, you still only earn Wins for matches of sufficient rank. If your 2v2 rank is Platinum and your 3v3 rank is Silver, 3v3 wins will only count towards Silver Reward Level and below.
  • Q: When is Season Rewards given out?
    • A: They will still be awarded at the end of the season. In future seasons, Psyonix hopes to have them be awarded immediately upon unlocking a Reward Level.
  • Q: How long will a Season last?
    • A: Roughly 3 to 4 months.

See Also

References

  1. Season 9 Update on Rocket League - Official Site
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