Pokémon UNITE rolled out its latest update today, adding Tsareena enters the game as well as making a number of bug fixes, balance adjustments, and setting the stage for the game’s Festival activities on December 15th.
One major change in the 126.96.36.199 patch is what ranked players require. An update to the rating system should make things fairer for players honing on the table – but especially in Ranked Masters.
As explained in the patch and a separate Tweet, TiMi Studios has adjusted the ratio of players gaining and losing points in Master Rank, making it easier for players to climb the ranks. This is especially good for solo and double ranked players, as they will no longer be penalized heavily if they are paired in a bad lobby. This makes it easy to run into the occasional run-in with an AFK player.
Things have also changed for the overall ranking progression system, with Performance Score playing a larger role.
Prior to this update, Performance Scores would only prevent you from falling to a lower or sub-rank if you no longer have stars in your current rank. Now, if you have enough Performance Points, they will prevent your rank from falling, no matter what your position is.
This means that if you’re just one match away from breaking out of Extreme Rank 5 but keep losing, those hard-earned Performance Points will keep you from falling all the way to the bottom of Ranked Ultra 4 instead of just kicking at the last second.
Overall, these changes are huge for UNITE’s ranked mode and will keep multiplayer from getting stuck in certain ranks for a long time again.
https://dotesports.com/news/new-pokemon-unite-update-reworks-ranked-progression-system New Pokémon UNITE update reworks the ranking progression system