The previous DBD ranking scheme may be recognizable to you if you've played the game previously. But in 2021, the creators made the decision to replace the Dead by Daylight scoring system with a brand-new, superior one called Grades.
The primary distinction between the old DBD rankings and the new Grades ranking system is that Grades still serve just as a visual indication of a player's advancement through the system rather than being utilized to determine matching for ranked games. Players are still unable to see one other's Grades since matches are still determined using concealed matchmaking ratings (MMR).
The new DBD grading system now distinguishes between five Grade qualities: Ash, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Iridescent. It is important to remember that there are 20 Grades since there are four levels for each characteristic.
To rank up to the next grade, a player must acquire a certain quantity of Pips in each grade. In the Ranked Trial, Pips are awarded after each game, and the amount awarded is based on the player's performance. The player will get +1 or +2 Pips for winning their match, while they will receive -1 Pips for losing it.
As we will explain in the next part of the article, the amount of Emblem Points one earns in a match determines how many Pips are awarded.
The player will move on to the next Grade after they have amassed enough Pips to fill all the necessary spaces in the one they are currently in. The list of pip requirements for each grade is as follows:
Contrary to the previous DBD ranking system, even if you lose a game while having 0 Pips, you are still in your current Grade and cannot be demoted to a lower Grade. On the 13th of every month, when a new season begins and players are given Bloodpoints depending on their position, with Iridescent I receiving 1,000,000 Bloodpoints, the Dead by Daylight ranking system is merely reset (players can earn rewards both for the Killer role, as well as the Survivor).
As we previously established, earning Pips—which are earned depending on the Emblems you get in a match—is necessary to move through the Dead by Daylight rankings and, eventually, to qualify for esports competitions.
Below is a list of Pip awards depending on emblems for each Grade before we discuss how emblems are rewarded:
The symbols used by The Killer and Survivors are distinct. Emblems exist in various quality and provide various points. No symbol is worth 0 points; Bronze is worth 30, Silver is worth 100, Gold is worth 190, and Iridescent is worth 270.
The aforementioned Pip points are determined by emblem ranks, with each subsequent rank earning one more than the one before it (Ash is worth 1 point, Iridescent is worth 4).
Dead by Daylight's rating system places players against opponents of comparable skill levels. By winning matches, you may accrue points. As you get more points, you'll move up the rankings. It considers a player's win/loss ratio, individual performance, and the opponents' skill level.