Latest Ranked News

Apex Legends loses its normal mode for two weeks in favour of some wild variants
Apex Legends loses its normal mode for two weeks in favour of some wild variants
If you want to play standard, no-frills Apex Legends in the latter half of April, I hope you're up for ranked.
Feature: Star Wars Games - Every Star Wars Game On Nintendo Systems Ranked
Feature: Star Wars Games - Every Star Wars Game On Nintendo Systems Ranked
We sort the padawans from the poodoo. Update: Now featuring 100% more Star Wars: Republic Commando. The release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker may have 'ended' Star Wars as we've known it for the past four-and-a-half decades, but all it really did was tie a bow on the cinematic tales of the Skywalker clan and the nine-film saga which began way back in 1977.
Feature: Best NES Games
Feature: Best NES Games
The Top 50 NES games ever, as ranked by you. The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (ness? nezz? enn-eee-ess?), is the archetypal home video game console.
Hearthstone's latest expansion goes live with queue errors and Classic pack bugs
Hearthstone's latest expansion goes live with queue errors and Classic pack bugs
Players have been having trouble queuing for ranked, while Classic pack opening has been disabled.
Sega is Metacritic's top-ranked publisher of 2020
Sega is Metacritic's top-ranked publisher of 2020
Those Yakuza and Total War games are pretty good, hey.
Top Apex Legends players banned for using DDoS attack to win ranked game
Top Apex Legends players banned for using DDoS attack to win ranked game
Uh oh, it looks like some ranked Apex Legends players are being naughty again, as Respawn has banned two Apex Predators on Xbox who were caught DDoS-ing a server to win a game.
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
A familiar sight returns to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with the start of Season 11 of ranked play.
The best game design programs, ranked by the Princeton Review 2021
The best game design programs, ranked by the Princeton Review 2021
The Princeton Review has done all the heavy lifting of researching the absolute best game design programs across North America and Europe.
Feature: Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games
Feature: Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games
The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you. 21st March 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Game Boy Advance.
Respawn bans more than 700 high-ranked Apex Legends players
Respawn bans more than 700 high-ranked Apex Legends players
The ban wave included more than 180 players at the Diamond and Predator ranks.
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, with season one set to include a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character, developer Lucid has announced. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the developer said Season One: Hotshots includes the "first steps" towards a ranked mode.
Ratchet & Clank Weapons, Ranked
Ratchet & Clank Weapons, Ranked
This weekend, I played through the “re-imagined” 2016 Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation 4 (free via PlayStation Plus this month). And
The Best Mario Levels of All Time
The Best Mario Levels of All Time
With 36 years' worth of games under his (tool)belt, it was time we ranked the best Mario levels of all time.
Apex Legends player goes from bronze to master in single, solo 33-hour stream
Apex Legends player goes from bronze to master in single, solo 33-hour stream
Someone has only gone and went straight from bronze to master in Apex Legends' ranked mode in one sitting.
Valheim Crosses 5 Million Players
Valheim Crosses 5 Million Players
Now ranked #39 among Steam's best reviewed games of all time.
Video: We've Ranked All 151 Gen 1 Pokémon And It Nearly Killed Us
Video: We've Ranked All 151 Gen 1 Pokémon And It Nearly Killed Us
Brother, can you spare two hours? The term 'genwunners' gets thrown around a lot in the wider Pokémon community, but when forced to actually rank all the original 151 we think many fans would think twice about at least a few of the original 'mon. That's not why we decided to subject ourselves to ranking all 151 of them, but it was an adequate introduction.
There's no room for Fuse in Apex Legends' current Ranked meta
There's no room for Fuse in Apex Legends' current Ranked meta
The new legend is powerful, but his ultimate is weak and he's easy to counter.
Somehow, Call of Duty: Cold War pros are placing in the lowest bracket of the new ranked mode
COD: Black Ops – Cold War gets new restrictions on League Play
COD: Black Ops – Cold War gets new restrictions on League Play
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War's new ranked League Play mode is live now, but the highly competitive multiplayer game mode has come under fire from players almost immediately.
Call of Duty: Warzone's worst bugs and exploits, ranked by badness
Call of Duty: Warzone's worst bugs and exploits, ranked by badness
Celebrating the hottest messes that we all survived together.
Feature: Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked
Feature: Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked
As rated by you. With the imminent release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch, and the Super Mario 35th anniversary celebrations drawing to a close in a matter of weeks, we thought it was about time we tried putting all of Mario's original 2D platforming adventures into some kind of order.
Top-ranked Valorant pro banned for cheating, tells Riot to prove it
Top-ranked Valorant pro banned for cheating, tells Riot to prove it
Yasin “Nisay” Gök is barred from competing in official Riot competitions for a year.
The Mass Effect trilogy companions, ranked
The Mass Effect trilogy companions, ranked
Who do we love, and who do we love to hate?
Valorant patch 2.02 reduces running accuracy and changes ranked again
Valorant patch 2.02 reduces running accuracy and changes ranked again
The big news in the latest Valorant patch is that running accuracy with rifles has been significantly reduced.
Every modern Hitman level, ranked from worst to best
Every modern Hitman level, ranked from worst to best
The highs and lows of the World of Assassination trilogy.
Every level from Hitman 1, 2 and 3 ranked
Every level from Hitman 1, 2 and 3 ranked
Around the world in 80 slays
The assassins of Assassin's Creed, ranked from worst to best
The assassins of Assassin's Creed, ranked from worst to best
Updated as of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we rank the good, bad and the boring of Ubisoft's series.
Feature: Best Kirby Games Of All Time
Feature: Best Kirby Games Of All Time
Every Kirby game ever, as ranked by you. Kirby — one of the most famous faces (with little podgy arms and feet attached) in Nintendo's stable of stars — has been wowing players with his impressive abilities and sheer versatility for nearly thirty years now.
Feature: Best Wii U Games
Feature: Best Wii U Games
As ranked by you. Despite our affection for the the console, there's no denying that Wii U had its share of issues.
Switch Ranked Greatest Handheld Of All Time By UK Newspaper The Guardian
Switch Ranked Greatest Handheld Of All Time By UK Newspaper The Guardian
The DS and 3DS are second and third. Remember the N-Gage? We certainly do.
Video: We've Ranked All 55 Kongs From Donkey Kong, For Science
Video: We've Ranked All 55 Kongs From Donkey Kong, For Science
Wait, how many? Donkey Kong is a franchise that has been passed around numerous developers over the years, resulting in a lovely array of different genres and interpretations of the series.
Almost 4,000 People Have Ranked Their Top Starter Pokémon - Here Are The Results
Almost 4,000 People Have Ranked Their Top Starter Pokémon - Here Are The Results
Who would you choose? Would Treecko or Torchic top your list? Do we ever face a more important, challenging question in life than 'Which Starter Pokémon would you like?' That age-old conundrum has been giving new Pokémon Trainers a headache for decades, with the start of any main series adventure having you choose between a new Grass-, Fire-, or Water-type buddy to kickstart your journey. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Treyarch developer confirms ranked play is coming to Black Ops Cold War
Treyarch developer confirms ranked play is coming to Black Ops Cold War
Every year when a new Call of Duty title releases, players have the same question on their minds.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ranked play still coming, Treyarch insists
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ranked play still coming, Treyarch insists
Ranked play is still coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, developer Treyarch has insisted. In an October 2020 interview conducted ahead of the release of Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch's David Vonderhaar suggested ranked play was coming to the game.
The PC game protagonists of 2020, ranked by their names
The PC game protagonists of 2020, ranked by their names
How do our heroes stack up, based solely on the quality of their names?
Feature: Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked
Feature: Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked
All the SNES games, ranked by you. Update: Now includes Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!, The Ignition Factor, Super Valis IV and Tuff E Nuff which will be available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in the West from 18th December 2020. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the game profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The new World of Warcraft: Shadowlands raid and Mythic+ dungeons are now available
The new World of Warcraft: Shadowlands raid and Mythic+ dungeons are now available
Season 1 kicks off with a new raid, Mythic+ dungeons, ranked PvP rewards, and a new weekly reward system.
Rocket League Season 2 kicks off next week with Player Anthems
Rocket League Season 2 kicks off next week with Player Anthems
Psyonix has announced that Rocket League Season 2 will be themed around music. Continuing the new ranked numbering system implemented when the indie game became free-to-play earlier this year, Season 2 will see American DJ Kaskade become its headline act, with the electronic music artist making his first appearance on the game’s tracklist.
Fantasy RTS DwarfHeim gets ranked matchmaking in a major content update
Fantasy RTS DwarfHeim gets ranked matchmaking in a major content update
It’s been just over a month since co-op RTS game DwarfHeim launched into Steam early access, and the developers have just released their second major content update.
Demon's Souls Demons, Ranked
Demon's Souls Demons, Ranked
Demon’s Souls gets pretty creative with its bosses compared to the games that came after it, both in terms of gameplay and aesthetics, so here’s how I think they rank from best to worst based on various criteria: Read more...
The crabs of PC gaming, ranked
The crabs of PC gaming, ranked
Which PC gaming crab will claw its way to the top of our rankings?
Hyper Scape patch launches team deathmatch, changes to ranked play, and more
Hyper Scape patch launches team deathmatch, changes to ranked play, and more
Ubisoft has rolled out the latest patch update to its battle royale, Hyper Scape.
The weirdest cameos in Call of Duty, ranked
The weirdest cameos in Call of Duty, ranked
Tinker, tailor, soldier, dictator.
Rogue Company developers take out ranked play and shooting range
Rogue Company developers take out ranked play and shooting range
Recently, the Rogue Company Fixins patch update was released.
All of GTA Online's heists, ranked
All of GTA Online's heists, ranked
From robbing banks to saving the world: These are the best and worst of Rockstar's criminal capers.
Apex Legends Bans Over 400 High-Level Players For Ranked Exploit
Apex Legends Bans Over 400 High-Level Players For Ranked Exploit
Apex Legends’ Season 7 is here, and a wave of bans has come alongside its new map and character.
The Rogue Company patch update, Fixins, adds a new Rogue, ranked play and more
The Rogue Company patch update, Fixins, adds a new Rogue, ranked play and more
A new Rogue Company patch has arrived and it includes the highly anticipated ranked mode.
Feature: Best Nintendo Wii Games
Feature: Best Nintendo Wii Games
As ranked by you. Next year we'll be celebrating fifteen years since Nintendo changed the game with Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution.
Every Assassin's Creed game, ranked
Every Assassin's Creed game, ranked
Some filler, some killer.
Every World of Warcraft expansion ranked
Every World of Warcraft expansion ranked
Now that Shadowlands has made it even easier to replay old expansions, which one should you choose?
Every Sierra graphical adventure game, ranked
Every Sierra graphical adventure game, ranked
How I spent 1.5 months beating the long-dead corpse of my childhood.
Feature: Best Nintendo 64 Games
Feature: Best Nintendo 64 Games
The top 50 N64 games ever, as ranked by you. We asked Nintendo Life readers to rate their favourite N64 games, and it's now time to reveal the results! The Nintendo 64 is a console which tends to divide gamers.
Feature: Best Nintendo 64 Games
Feature: Best Nintendo 64 Games
The top 50 N64 games ever, as ranked by you. We asked Nintendo Life readers to rate their favourite N64 games, and it's now time to reveal the results! The Nintendo 64 is a console which tends to divide gamers.
Ships in the knight: an Age Of Empires 2 match report
Ships in the knight: an Age Of Empires 2 match report
This is part 4 of Nate gets good at AoE2, a series in which Nate attempts to get really good at Age Of Empires 2, via the monstrous crucible of ranked online multiplayer.
League of Legends’ 2020 Ranked rewards have been announced
League of Legends’ 2020 Ranked rewards have been announced
As 2020 draws to a close, and League of Legends Preseason testing is in full swing on the MOBA game's PBE with LoL patch 10.21, it's time to find out what goodies are up for grabs when Ranked season comes to a close for the year.
Every version of The Oregon Trail, ranked
Every version of The Oregon Trail, ranked
Which version of dysentery is the best? Find out here at PC Gamer.
Valorant Act 3 adds a frosty new map, ranked changes, and new healer
Valorant Act 3 adds a frosty new map, ranked changes, and new healer
Valorant is growing up fast. The competitive FPS game's already approaching its third battle pass, with a new hero and a fifth map set to arrive as part of Act 3.
All of the Fall Guys Season 2 rounds ranked from best to worst
All of the Fall Guys Season 2 rounds ranked from best to worst
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 2 added four new rounds to the game show battle royale.
Every Genshin Impact character ranked
Every Genshin Impact character ranked
We break down each of the 24 characters, their abilities, and how they stack up to the rest of the roster.
Every Warhammer 40,000 game, ranked
Every Warhammer 40,000 game, ranked
We played them all to determine which space marines, orks, tech-priests and tyranids are worth your time.
Best Warzone Perks for Season 6: every Perk ranked
Best Warzone Perks for Season 6: every Perk ranked
Your choice of Perks in Warzone is nearly as important as your choice of weaponry, and can absolutely be the difference between death and victory.
PUBG Season 9 “features Ranked Solos for the first time”
PUBG Season 9 “features Ranked Solos for the first time”
Earlier this month PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp.
Feature: Every 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Game Ranked
Feature: Every 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Game Ranked
As rated by you. The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars got us thinking about the plumber's platforming rival from the days of the console wars.
Tomb Raider: Every version of Lara Croft, ranked by Lara-ness
Tomb Raider: Every version of Lara Croft, ranked by Lara-ness
Lara Croft is one of the most iconic gaming heroes of all time, with a career spanning three decades.
All Doom Demons, Ranked
All Doom Demons, Ranked
Doom Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass on October 1 and that got me thinking about Doom.
The Best Reviewed Games of 2020 (So Far)
The Best Reviewed Games of 2020 (So Far)
Counting down the 56 best games of 2020 (so far), as ranked by IGN review scores.
Iron Harvest now has ranked multiplayer
Iron Harvest now has ranked multiplayer
Iron Harvest - the RTS game set in the alt-history universe of Polish artist Jakub Rozalski’s paintings - has now got ranked competitive play.
Amazon's Error Dogs, Ranked
Amazon's Error Dogs, Ranked
The video game world spent a significant portion of the morning trying to score an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.
Mordhau’s new 3v3 ranked mode offers smaller maps and player caps
Mordhau’s new 3v3 ranked mode offers smaller maps and player caps
Medieval slugfest Mordhau now has a new multiplayer ranked mode and two new smaller maps.
Every Warhammer Fantasy game, ranked
Every Warhammer Fantasy game, ranked
Chaos never sleeps and neither do I, apparently.
Best Warzone Perks for Season 5: every Perk ranked
Best Warzone Perks for Season 5: every Perk ranked
Your choice of Perks in Warzone is nearly as important as your choice of weaponry, and can absolutely be the difference between death and victory.
Feature: Every 3D Super Mario Game Ranked
Feature: Every 3D Super Mario Game Ranked
As rated by you. The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars has had us debating at Nintendo Life Towers which of the Mario adventures in the third dimension is the absolute best.
The best Rainbow Six Siege operators: Who to pick in 2020
The best Rainbow Six Siege operators: Who to pick in 2020
All 57 Rainbow Six Siege operators, ranked.
Fall Guys – The Ultimate guide to all Game modes and levels
Fall Guys – The Ultimate guide to all Game modes and levels
We’ve given you our top 5 tips for beginners, and even ranked our favourite levels, so here’s a full guide to every single level and game mode in Fall guys Despite its twee aesthetic and premise, there’s actually a fair amount of depth in Fall Guys which reveals itself through its numerous modes and levels.
Best Warzone Perks for Season 5: every Perk ranked and explained
Best Warzone Perks for Season 5: every Perk ranked and explained
Your choice of Perks in Warzone is nearly as important as your choice of weaponry, and can absolutely be the difference between death and victory.
PUBG dev is “actively working on” adding Ranked Solos
PUBG dev is “actively working on” adding Ranked Solos
Earlier this year, Ranked mode came to PUBG for the first time since the battle royale game's launch.
Iron Harvest is getting campaign co-op, ranked mode and new maps this month
The PlayStation 4 exclusives we want to see on PC
The PlayStation 4 exclusives we want to see on PC
Console-only games we'd love to get our hands on, ranked.
Feature: The Best Final Fantasy Games Of All Time
Feature: The Best Final Fantasy Games Of All Time
Every mainline Final Fantasy on Nintendo systems, ranked by you. The release of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has had us looking back over the long-running and celebrated Final Fantasy franchise.
Top 10 Fall Guys mini-games ranked
Top 10 Fall Guys mini-games ranked
Over the past few years, no genre has been talked about as much as the battle royale.
Team modes are good, actually: Every Fall Guys minigame ranked
Team modes are good, actually: Every Fall Guys minigame ranked
Our Tier List of every single Fall Guys game mode.
Feature: All The Paper Mario Games, Ranked By You
Feature: All The Paper Mario Games, Ranked By You
A great idea on paper. The Paper Mario series began two decades ago when Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64 launched in Japan on 11th August 2000.
Fall Guys' Mini-Games, Ranked
Fall Guys' Mini-Games, Ranked
We at Kotaku have been playing a lot of Fall Guys.
Every Fall Guys Minigame, Ranked
Every Fall Guys Minigame, Ranked
Which Fall Guys minigames make you cheer and which ones make you groan? We rank our favorites from worst to best.
Ubisoft reminds Rainbow Six Siege players that kills don’t matter to your MMR
Ubisoft reminds Rainbow Six Siege players that kills don’t matter to your MMR
An updated overview of Siege’s Ranked mode is a useful refresher on a complicated system.
Ghost of Tsushima – 15 Best Boss Fights Ranked
Ghost of Tsushima – 15 Best Boss Fights Ranked
Sucker Punch's latest has some interesting duels and bosses - here are the best ones.
Blast Your Way to the Top in Rocket Arena Season 1
Blast Your Way to the Top in Rocket Arena Season 1
Ready your rockets — Rocket Arena: Season 1 is approaching fast! Prowl the arena with cat-loving super genius Flux, earn loads of new rewards, launch into ranked play and practice your rocket jumps because the first event begins on August 12! Plus Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play for free […]
Wars for Cybertron, Ranked
Wars for Cybertron, Ranked
The myriad Transformers continuities are united by many things—mostly robots that transform into vehicles (and or prehistoric creatures, depending), but also: war.
Valorant Act II will add Act Ranks, make changes to ranks and Competitive
Valorant Act II will add Act Ranks, make changes to ranks and Competitive
As Valorant's first Act comes to an end, Riot Games is looking to improve the competitive system with Act Ranks and ranked changes.
Here’s how Valorant’s new Act Ranks work
Here’s how Valorant’s new Act Ranks work
Valorant Act 2 will bring some changes for the ranked system, including the addition of Act Ranks - a badge locked to your profile each Act that reflects your performance for that stretch of the game.
Rainbow Six Siege is buffing Fuze, Gridlock, and Oryx in the next patch
Rainbow Six Siege is buffing Fuze, Gridlock, and Oryx in the next patch
Three Rainbow Six Siege operators are getting buffed in the upcoming patch, with the hope of having them picked more frequently in both casual and top ranked play.
Warcraft III: Reforged updates will change Ranked play – here’s how
Warcraft III: Reforged updates will change Ranked play – here’s how
Following Warcraft III: Reforged's "challenging" launch at the beginning of the year, publisher Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled a new set of changes aiming to "make Reforged ever better".
Feature: Every Virtual Boy Game Ranked
Feature: Every Virtual Boy Game Ranked
Virtual virtues. Nintendo is an odd company in many ways; deeply conservative in some respects, but also able to swing for the fences and invest money and resources in the pursuit of pure novelty.