Profile Rank System Breakdown

An overview to how the profile ranks work, how to level up and some frequently asked questions.

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Overview

In 2015, Valve introduced the Profile Ranking System. This is a basic system that allows you to rank up and earn rewards by playing official games and earning experience points. You profile Rank does not relate to your skill or affect your ability to play in Casual Games mode. However, Rank 2 is required to beginning playing competitive matchmaking.

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In total, there are 40 profile ranks. Upon reaching rank 40, the player has the ability reset their rank to 0, in exchange for a “Service Medal.” Doing so will add the Service Medal to your inventory. Fortunately, upon resetting your rank, you do not need to re-level to level 2 in order to play in competitive matchmaking.

Multipliers

Each game mode has its own experience earned per game.

Arms Race: 1.0 x Score
Casual: 4.0 x Score
Competitive: 30 x Rounds Won
Deathmatch: 0.2 x Score
Demolition: 2.5 x Score

Note: If a player receive too much experience each week, their multiplier will be reduced.

List of Ranks

TLDR: There are 40 total ranks. After Rank 1, all levels take 5,000 Experience (XP) to achieve the next level.

Rank Name XP Needed per Level
1 Recruit 1,000
2 Private 5,000
3 Private 5,000
4 Private 5,000
5 Corporal 5,000
6 Corporal 5,000
7 Corporal 5,000
8 Corporal 5,000
9 Sergeant 5,000
10 Sergeant 5,000
11 Sergeant 5,000
12 Sergeant 5,000
13 Master Sergeant 5,000
14 Master Sergeant 5,000
15 Master Sergeant 5,000
16 Master Sergeant 5,000
17 Sergeant Major 5,000
18 Sergeant Major 5,000
19 Sergeant Major 5,000
20 Sergeant Major 5,000
21 Lieutenant 5,000
22 Lieutenant 5,000
23 Lieutenant 5,000
24 Lieutenant 5,000
25 Captain 5,000
26 Captain 5,000
27 Captain 5,000
28 Captain 5,000
29 Major 5,000
30 Major 5,000
31 Major 5,000
32 Major 5,000
33 Colonel 5,000
34 Colonel 5,000
35 Colonel 5,000
36 Brigadier General 5,000
37 Major General 5,000
38 Lieutenant General 5,000
39 General 5,000
40 Global General 5,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I earn XP playing with Bots?
No

Can I earn XP on a local or private server with friends?
No

Can my profile de-rank?
No

What rank is required to play competitive matchmaking?
Rank 2

What is a Service Medal?
Upon reaching Rank 40 you can reset your profile rank in exchange for a Service Medal. This is an item that will show in your inventory as well as equip it just like a coin to show off on your profile.s

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