Rocket League Rank Distribution Explained | Season 8

Rank Distribution is a very fascinating topic in Rocket League, as it is an indication of how much the game is being played. In this article, we'll show you how the Rank Distribution for the current season looks like, and explain how it actually works.

rocket league rank distribution
If you ever wondered about Rank Distribution in Rocket League... here's how it works. | © Psyonix

As players progress through seasons and seasons of Rocket League's new content, their rank distribution tells us a lot about how the player-base is liking the game. If you see that people are dropping off early, then Psyonix probably need to put in a little bit more effort in than simply reskinning a Battle Car next season.

Now, ranked rewards are admittedly provided to players as they work through the ranks, but if those same rewards are not worth the effort, then you're inevitably going to see a drop-off in players. So, let's make [some of] you feel a little special, and dive into Rocket League's Rank Distribution, what it means, and how you can climb your way up through the ranks...

Rocket League Rank Distribution Explained

To move from Unranked to Rocket League's first competitive rank, Bronze I, you must reach Level 10 in the game and then play a number of placement matches. Basically, you don't necessarily start in Bronze I, as once you reach Level 10 in the base game, you will be placed against other players who at a variety of different skill levels.

Depending on how you go, Rocket League will place you in a specific starting rank. From here, you can either increase or decrease your overall rank depending on your performance as well as your overall MMR.

What is the Best Rank in Rocket League?

The ultimate and best rank that you can reach in Rocket League is Supersonic Legend. If you make it to this particular rank, then you are a god amongst Rocket League Players. Many pros are not even at this point, mainly because they are focusing on training and not literally levelling up their rank and MMR.

As Stake from Karmine Corp pointed out in our interview, Diamond is clearly the most toxic, and hardcore players like himself have better things to worry about than their quantitative rank each season. This is also reflected in the rank distribution laid out below.

Rocket League ranks from bronze 1 to Supersonic Legend
These are the ranks you can climb in Rocket League. | © Psyonix

1v1 Rocket League Season 8 Distribution

Following is the current distribution of Ranked Duel 1v1 Rocket League Players as of Season 8's launch on September 7, 2022. We will continue to update this, as well as the other two lists in this article, after each new Season of Rocket League launches.

TierNumber of PlayersPercentage of Players
Supersonic Legend7260.11%
Grand Champion III9830.15%
Grand Champion II1,1620.18%
Grand Champion I2,1170.32%

Champion III

4,0890.63%
Champion II7,0351.08%
Champion I12,9471.98%
Diamond III23,6373.61%
Diamond II38,2845.85%
Diamond I59,9689.17%
Platinum III81,80712.51%
Platinum II96,66014.78%
Platinum I94,94414.52%
Gold III71,88810.99%
Gold II47,4027.25%
Gold I27,3814.19%
Silver III13,0912.00%
Silver II5,9860.92%
Silver I2,6410.40%
Bronze III1,1070.17%
Bronze II4270.07%
Bronze I1900.03%

Unranked

59,5509.11%

The thing about this 1v1 rank distribution is that you can see that most people are either between the ranks of Gold III and Platinum III, or are still unranked. There is a very strict central cluster, indicating that 1v1 is one of the most popular modes, with it also having some of the highest numbers of Rocket League players.

2v2 Rocket League Season 8 Distribution

Following is the rank distribution for 2v2 ranked players in Rocket League. This one is a little different to what we saw with 1v1 players. The first thing to note is that there is a decrease in the number of Supersonic Legend-ranked players here.

This is also reflected in the total number of players. In 2v2, though, players who do rank generally sit somewhere around Diamond I, significantly higher than in the 1v1 ranked distribution.

TierNumber of PlayersPercentage of Players
Supersonic Legend-0.00%
Grand Champion III700.01%
Grand Champion II2,5350.35%
Grand Champion I26,9823.77%

Champion III

46,6786.53%
Champion II77,82810.88%
Champion I133,05018.60%
Diamond III104,81314.65%
Diamond II100,35914.03%
Diamond I88,19312.33%
Platinum III46,4886.50%
Platinum II32,9084.60%
Platinum I19,2912.70%
Gold III10,4281.46%
Gold II5,5250.77%
Gold I2,7290.38%
Silver III1,2360.17%
Silver II5500.08%
Silver I2420.03%
Bronze III750.01%
Bronze II320.00%
Bronze I200.00%

Unranked

15,3342.14%

3v3 Rocket League Season 8 Distribution

Rocket League's 3v3 ranked distribution is lower in total player numbers again. We can see a general distribution that is very similar to that of 2v2 players, with most sitting between Platinum II and Diamond III. Despite it being quite a similar distribution, we would say that there is a much broader range in the rank of that core player base that makes the centre of this particular rank distribution.

TierNumber of PlayersPercentage of Players
Supersonic Legend50.00%
Grand Champion III3840.05%
Grand Champion II6,9690.98%
Grand Champion I12,5881.76%

Champion III

22,4003.14%
Champion II38,5475.40%
Champion I70,4829.87%
Diamond III70,1259.82%
Diamond II81,37611.40%
Diamond I91,86712.87%
Platinum III67,3319.43%
Platinum II60,7378.51%
Platinum I55,1027.72%
Gold III42,8276.00%
Gold II31,7464.45%
Gold I20,4862.87%
Silver III11,3821.59%
Silver II5,5070.77%
Silver I2,3670.33%
Bronze III9920.14%
Bronze II3790.05%
Bronze I1330.02%

Unranked

20,2362.83%

How to Rank Up in Rocket League

To up your rank in Rocket League, and build your way through the rank distribution, you're going to want to focus on getting those wins. The more wins you achieve against higher-level players, the better your overall rank will be, and the quicker you will rise through the ranks. Now, you need to remember that this is a rank, and it's not static. Thus, if you perform too badly, or don't play the game for an extended period of time, your rank will decrease.

The first thing you need to do, which we detailed above, is reach level ten in Rocket League. You then need to play a selection of ranked playlists that will place you in a particular rank. From here, you play against various players around the same level as you, and you begin your journey up and down the overall leaderboard.

All of these factors are, of course, somewhat effected by MMR, but are also dependent on a variety of other factors. In the end, it doesn't matter that much, because you're really out there for those ranked rewards and, of course, to have fun.