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Rocket League Season 4 Rank Reset: How Does it Work?

Rocket League Season came with a rank reset. Players will have to start their grind to the top anew.
Rocket League Season came with a rank reset. Players will have to start their grind to the top anew. / Photo courtesy of Psyonix/Epic Games

It's been exactly seven days since Rocket League Season 4 began on Aug. 11, meaning that just one week ago all players were hit with a rank reset. Though not all players knows just what that entails. For those looking for more information on the rank reset, here's what you need to know:

Psyonix has employed the same rank reset system for over two years now. At the end of every competitive season, a "soft reset" is distributed across all Rocket League Competitive Playlists. A soft reset typically drops every player down a Division or two in order to avoid what many call MMR inflation in Competitive Playlists.

Rocket League Season 4 Rank Reset: How Does it Work?

Basically, MMR inflations happens when a new competitive season of a game starts without resetting players' ranks in some way. At the beginning of every competitive season, players are rewarded more MMR for winning games then they are in the middle of a competitive season. As a result, if no reset occurred before a new season began and players began winning games then they would receive extra MMR, the aforementioned MMR inflation. By using a soft reset system, Psyonix keeps MMR distribution balanced and prevents players from exploiting early-season bonus MMR.

The reset system should not significantly affect players, as they should be close to their previous season's ranking and only slightly have to their way back. While some complain about the soft reset system, it truly is a small price to pay for maintaining balanced MMR distribution and preventing exploitation.

Looking to gain that extra competitvie edge? Be sure to check out our article on the best video settings for Rocket League. Don't forget to look at Rocket League's new rank disparity system, introduced in Season 4 as well.