I thought your rank was determined by your PSR, but from the people I've played it seems that people have higher PSR than me but are lower ranks. Any explanation to this?
Can you lose ranks?
@Joeyoe31: PSR is determined by how well you do with a character. The more you win with a character, the higher your PSR. Even if you lose with a character, your PSR is unlikely to go down more than a few points.
Your Rank is your how well you are doing overall across all characters. The more matches you win, the quicker you can increase your rank. However, should you go through a losing streak, you are very likely to start losing rank as well.
From my estimation, rank can't really go down until about class C (the achievement). I seem to rank up no matter what every time I win two ranked matches in a row.
Pro tip: The game seems to prioritize matching up on PSRs over Rank, so if you are having a hard time winning with the character you spend the most time with, play a different character and you'll get matched up with people also trying out new characters (low PSR) or outright new people to the game. It was a little sketchy, but I got up to C quickly using this method and now don't care as much about rank.
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