CS:GO Rank Update Explained

If you need the new CS:GO rank update explained, you’ve come to the right place. The recalibrating of the skill group algorithm might knock people down a peg or few, but overall, it’s probably going to revitalize the matchmaking system in a way that was sorely needed. So, let’s dive into the details of the CS:GO rank reset and how it works.

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CS:GO Rank Update Explained

CS:GO Rank Update & Rank Reset Explained

The new CS:GO rank update and reset has caused some confusion among the player base, as we’ve already said. Granted, the community has hailed the overhaul as a good move overall, but it does require some explaining. According to the official blog post, if you can’t see your rank (aka your skill group), that’s because you now have to have win one more match to reveal it. You have to emerge victorious; it’s not enough to just play one match. Once you’ve managed to score a win, you’ll then reveal your new rank. Some of you will stay in the skill group you already had, but the majority will probably find themselves placed in a new one.

Sadly, the CS:GO rank update / reset does mean that some of you will find yourself in a rank lower than your previous one. If that happens, you’ll have to grind your way back up. On the whole, however, the skill group reset is definitely for the best. The matchmaking has been causing headaches among the player base, and hopefully, this recalibration of the algorithm will clear things up a bit. Mind you, the latest update to CS:GO brings several other changes. For example the Game instructor floating hints will be disabled in competitive matches. Also, the instructor should “now correctly reload saved state if it is disabled and re-enabled.” On top of that, there’s a number of alterations to the cannons on the Ember map. You can read more about all this in the official patch notes.

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