I’ve noticed that since the Xbox Series X has been released there are a flood of newcomers just jumping right in and playing rank matches. The chances of being matched with new comers are great because so many players are taking advantage of the game pass deal, and wanting to test out the new Xbox out which is fine and dandy. However, this causes lop sided matchmaking, by matching non-reup bronze 1 players with players who have obviously been grinding for a while. Having to carry the weight of an entire team 9/10 matches becomes old and discouraging. Maybe it’s my luck but I’m a onyx 1 who has been playing quick match games for over a year before I even felt confident with playing ranked matches.
This lead me to a idea where TC should create Hardcore Ranked categories where there are prerequisites in order to qualify you to unlock this category. Like say you must’ve re-up “X” many times or played a certain amount of hours before you are qualified to play in these Ranked mode, so that one has to have at least put in the work to understand the basic concepts of the game. As of lately people are just jumping right into ranked matches going 1 - 20, and no matter how another plays it’s hard to recover and win when players are like kamikazes. At least this will incentivize players to play quickplay or normal ranked modes in a effort to become better at the mechanics of the game, or if they aren’t willing to put in the work it will at least exclude them from ruining matches. Yes you win some and you lose some, but lately I’m guaranteed to be teamed up with what seem like bots as team members.
Just an idea.