Within this guide you’ll find all possible ranks within the PC version of Halo Reach plus the tours, of which act quite similarly to prestiges from the Call of Duty series. To explain it in a basic form, once you surpass the max rank “General” – you’ll reset back to “Rookie” with your tour increasing by one. Images are provided within this guide of each rank and tour within the game, please click this guide to discover.
All About Ranks in Halo: Reach
Greetings fellow Reach player, within this about page I will describe how ranks work, the purpose of them plus the best way to gain experience to increase the speed of ranking.
How Ranks Work
Within Halo Reach on PC, a new ranking system was implemented which changed the way you gain ranks significantly when compared to the console version(s) of the game. On Halo Reach PC you can gain experience by finishing Multiplayer or Firefight games, campaign does NOT offer any experience towards your rank. Experience varies greatly depending on your performance.
There are a total of thirty ranks within Reach, with eleven tours. They are as follows:
- Private Second Class
- Private First Class
- Lance Corporal
- Sergeant Second Class
- Sergeant First Class
- Staff Sergeant
- Gunnery Sergeant
- Master Sergeant
- Sergeant Major
- Command Sergeant Major
- Warrant Officer
- Warrant Officer Third Class
- Warrant Officer Second Class
- Warrant Officer First Class
- Chief Warrant Officer
- Second Lieutenant
- First Lieutenant
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Brigadier General
- Major General
- Lieutenant General
After surpassing “General” your rank will be reset to “Rookie” and your tours will increase by one, this can be repeated a total of ten times before you reach the true maximum rank.
Purpose Of Ranks
Ranks have no indication of a players skill, rather their dedication and playtime within the game. Ranks have no purpose besides showing your playtime, unlocking cosmetic items and effects.
Best Way To Gain Experience
From my personal experience, “Griffball”, “Firefight” and “Invasion” are the best modes to gain experience quickly. However, “SWAT” and “Snipers” can also prove to be quite good too, practically any game mode which getting many kills is easy and isn’t too long. Medals seem to contribute largely towards experience.
How did progression work on console?
Progression has been largely modified when compared to the original system, prior you gained “cR” of which would contribute towards your rank. For example, if you had gained a total of 400,000 credits, your rank would be “Major Grade 3”. Credits could be used to purchase the specific cosmetics, that is if you were a high enough rank. Some people including myself preferred that system over the current one, as you could choose the customisations options you wanted, instead of the existing linear path. However, change keeps things fresh and the prior system was a massive grind, the current one is much easier to reach the end rank.
How do you gain season points?
You obtain a season point each time your rank increases, you may use these to unlock cosmetics according to the season.
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