Crucible rankings are coming to Destiny 2 with the release of the game’s next DLC, Warmind, and the coinciding start of Season 3 on May 8. But ever since developer Bungie announced that it was working on a ranking system for PvP, questions have been lingering about how it works. Even after this week’s reveal stream for Warmind, players have been asking for answers.
In Bungie’s weekly blog, the developer went into deep details about how Crucible rankings will work in Destiny 2. First off, there are two separate Crucible ranking systems, called Valor and Glory, and six tiers, labeled Brave, Heroic, Fabled, Mythic, and finally Legend. Valor is earned by playing matches in the Quickplay, Mayhem, and Rumble playlists and is essentially a measure of how much time a player has spent in the Crucible for that Season. Points are gained without any loss, and once a cap is reached, Valor can be reset (think Call of Duty‘s Prestige) to start over again while also unlocking special rewards.
Then there’s Glory, which will be earned (or lost) in the Competitive playlist. Glory is completely based on skill, so winning will earn a player points while losing will see them taken away. There are also win and loss streak bonuses, so as players win consecutive games, their points will be multiplied. But go on a losing streak, and those points will bleed away just as rapidly.
For Competitive, there will also be incentives to compete in the Crucible each week. If a player is Fabled or below, then logging in and competing will net them bonus Glory each week. However, if a player is Mythic or Legend rank they will need to complete at least 3 matches every week to prevent their rank from “decaying.” So players at the top two tiers of Crucible rank will not be able to sit there once they reach Mythic or Fabled. They will need to defend their status on a regular basis, or watch their rank decrease due to inactivity.
Each rank will dole out rewards such as armor ornaments, emblems, Masterwork Cores, Engrams, and more. There’s also an exclusive, top-tier Legendary weapon that will only be awarded if players can reach the third highest rank of Fabled. For Season 3 that weapon is Redrix’s Claymore, which will be taken out of the loot pool at the end of the season. In addition, an exclusive ornament for Redrix’s Claymore is earned at the highest Legend rank. Bungie says it expects only the top 40% of players to earn the weapon.
Bungie went into even more detail about Crucible ranking on its blog, so be sure to check here for the full rundown.
Destiny 2: Warmind releases on May 8, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.