What Is The Highest Rank In Rocket League?

Rocket League's ranking system is complicated and a little incomprehensible, especially if you want to reach the highest rank in the game.
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It's time to reach those high ranks... | © Psyonix

So, we're in the process of answering all of your questions. What are Rocket League ranks, how do they work, how do I get on that beloved leaderboard and – perhaps more importantly – how do I rank up? Questions that force us to consider the very principles behind Rocket League, the way the game works, how its MMR affects gameplay, and way, way more. In the end, despite all the confusion, there is one clear goal for every passionate Rocketeer: how do I get to the highest rank in Rocket League?

Well, look, it's complicated. The guides we present you with a pretty thorough and full of detail, but in the end, it's practice that will differentiate you between each rank. Ultimately, we're not going to mean to you (unless you're a forking Diamond). We might be a little bit condescending but, hey, we're professionals – that's just part of the parcel. So: pick up your phone, laptop, or whatever, and read. Read your little hearts out as we answer a few of your questions surround the highest rank in Rocket League...

Max Rank in Rocket League

The maximum and highest rank in Rocket League is Supersonic Legend. This is the single most prestigious rank to be sitting at, and the sign of an incredible player. Even in the pro-player world a Supersonic Legend ranking is extremely rare (as we will get into later), as was confirmed by Stake from Karmine Corp in our recent interview.

Interestingly, Supersonic Legend is actually a new rank that was introduced when the game went free-to-play in 2020. Originally, the highest rank that you could reach was Grand Champion. What's interesting is that only a small portion of those who had reached Grand Champion before the shift actually made it to the level of Supersonic Legend. Why? Well, we'll take a look at that in a little while. For now, let's quickly break down all the ranks for you!

All Ranks in Rocket League

Following is the complete list of ranks in Rocket League, from Unranked all the way to Supersonic Legend, the highest rank that is achievable in Rocket League. Each individual rank, other than the two we just mentioned, has three different levels. These are also shown in the table.

RankDivision
Supersonic LegendN/A
Grand ChampionIII
Grand ChampionII
Grand ChampionI
ChampionIII
ChampionII
ChampionI
DiamondIII
DiamondII
DiamondI
PlatinumIII
PlatinumII
PlatinumI
GoldIII
GoldII
GoldI
SilverIII
SilverII
SilverI
BronzeIII
BronzeII
BronzeI
Unranked

N/A

Supersonic Legend Ranking Distribution

As always rank distribution is cut between 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 players. In the following table, we break down the total percentage of players who were at the Supersonic Legend level at the end of Season 4. Once the data is available for Season 5, we will also add this, but for now, you will need to rely on this data.

Supersonic Legend TierNumber of PlayersPercentage & Rank Distribution
1v112470.08%
2v2570.00%
3v3740.00%

From the data established in the table above, we can derive that the population of Rocket League players who are at a Supersonic Legend level, represents only the tiniest amount of the overall player base. In the meantime, though, you should check out our full breakdown of Rank Distribution in Rocket League. We go into deep detail!

Why Are There So Few Supersonic Legends in Rocket League?

You can see when analyzing the rank distribution of Supersonic Legends players that this is an extremely rare and prestigious level to be at. This would predominantly be because it is the highest rank and the max rank that is available in Rocket League, but also because of the basic premise behind how ranking up actually works.

In Rocket League, to rank up for both the purpose of rising among the competitive ranks, and picking yourself up some of those delicious ranked rewards, you need to undergo quite a complicated process. First you must face your ten placement matches, which will plop you at a starting position in the ranking hierarchy.

Then you need to verse other players in Rocket League's ranked mode and to move up to the top of the list, you have to be consistently beating other players of the same and higher ranks than you. This means that you need to be consistently beat other Supersonic Legends players. This is why there are so few Supersonic Legends players – it's just that bloody hard!

How Many Hours To Reach The Highest Rank In Rocket League

To reach Supersonic Legend, we expect that you will need to have spent a minimum of 3000 hours grinding. The other issue is that you have to be able to maintain your position as Supersonic Legend, as it is a ranking and not a static score. Once you have made it up there, you will have to work consistently to maintain your position.

So there you have it, everything that you need to know about the highest rank in Rocket League. Supersonic Legend is a bloody difficult position to be in, and a lot will continue to ride on the consistency of your performance, even once you are part of the 0.0023% of players who have managed to make it there. Look, we ain't got the time to get there. So! Get on it and make us proud. G'day folks, have a good one...