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How Do You Rank Up In Gears of War 2

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Author: Brian Jones

Online gaming has exploded in popularity in recent years and many avid gamers have jumped into the mix to take part in their favorite games. Now, while it is true that most people play for fun, there is also a competitive edge found among many gamers. They want to show the fruits of their labor by logging win after win. Of course, it is not always possible to win all the time and even the most competitive gamer acknowledges such a point. However, in the game Gears of War 2, there is an added dimension of competitiveness found beyond the mere acquisition of wins and losses. Gears of War 2 also present a ranking system that many will aspire to achieve heights in.

For those that have not played Gears of War 2, this is a brilliantly designed science fiction tactical shooter game that takes place on a strange and violent planet. This game has been designed for the Xbox system and it is also compatible with online multiplayer modes. This is why the ranking system is so popular. It provides stripes of accomplishment that sets one player apart from the others. There are upwards of five ranks and those that have higher ranks certainly acquire a great deal of prestige. That is why there is so much competition for ranks. However, it is not easy to acquire increased rank. If there was, then ranking would lose much of its aforementioned prestige. Unfortunately, there is some confusion as to how rank is achieved. That is why a clear explanation on the basics of Gears of War 2 ranking would be helpful.

In order to understand how rank is figured out, it is important to look at how it is not tabulated. Let us make something very clear rank in Gears of War 2 is most definitely not accumulated by points and kills alone. A misunderstanding of this is often the root cause of players consternation over not being able to achieve rank advancements. There is, however, the misguided assumption that if a players scores and kill numbers increase, so will their rank. This is partially true as these factors are part of the mix. However, they comprise only a part.

So, what factors are the most important? The main factors considered in boosting ones ranking involve the players win loss record and whether or not the player was the favorite in the match up. In other words, defeating weak opponents does little for improving rank. However, many do not know this is the case and assume their ranking stats will increase amidst a bevy of kills. This is most assuredly not the case and a huge pile of weak kills will not move anyone up the ranking ladder. These players will need to compile a large number of victories over tough opponents in order to see their ranking improve. Those that can achieve such goals

Once again, it is not the easiest thing in the gaming world to move up on the ranking ladder of Gears of War 2. However, those that are able to rise to the occasion and increase their ranks can feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in their actions. After all, they have done something very few have been able to duplicate.

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