Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt comes with a bloodier take on the battle royale genre and, much like its peers, it's likely to draw both competitive and causal crowds. Developer Sharkmob has prepared for this and, if you fall in the former category, you'll be happy to hear that a ranked mode is, indeed, available.
If you've played Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt during its stint in early access, its ranked mode will feel very familiar, since it's pretty much that but polished and improved with a matchmaking system. Every player has one life, fighting others of similar skill for glory and a better leaderboard standing.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt's ranked mode will become available on May 6. The developer plans to allow players who've progressed as far as level 10 to access it.
You earn ranked points by eliminating other players and placing high during matches. Your total amount determines who you're matchmade with, essentially being an indicator of your skill level.
The more you gain, the closer you get to the required threshold to progress through the game's ranks. Once you get past Bronze – the very first tier – joining Bloodhunt's ranked mode matches actually costs points. Here is a breakdown of the thresholds and costs, as shared by the developer:
- Bronze - Default rank/no match fee
- Silver - 2000 RP/15 RP match fee
- Gold - 4000 RP/30 RP match fee
- Platinum - 6000 RP/45 RP match fee
- Diamond - 8000 RP/60 RP match fee
- Obsidian - 10000 RP/100 RP match fee
Your rank points are reset when a new season begins, which is also when you'll receive any rewards for which you're eligible.
Eliminating players weighs more as far as earning rank points goes, but placing high in matches is also worth pursuing, since the amount of points granted progressively increases as follows:
- Player Eliminations - 20 RP
- Place 31+ - 0 RP
- Place 30-21 - 10 RP
- Place 20-16 - 15 RP
- Place 15-11 - 20 RP
- Place 10-6 - 25 RP
- Place 5-4 - 30 RP
- Place 3 - 40 RP
- Place 2 - 50 RP
- Place 1 - 100 RP
Once you climb to a higher rank, you will not be demoted within that season, letting you focus entirely on getting to the top.
In early May 2022, the developer brought a series of changes to the mode, disabling crossplay by default on PS5 as well as tweaking matchmaking to reduce the time it takes to join a match.
If Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt's ranked mode doesn't appeal to you, Bloodhunt mode is available as a more casual alternative.
Catering to newcomers, it gives players multiple lives, comeback mechanics, as well as "different match variations to keep it fun and interesting.
That's what you need to know about Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt's ranked mode. For more on the game, drop by our articles covering its battle pass and GeForce Now support.
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