While you grow as a fighting gamer, the ranking system proves your exceptional skills
Fighting games are all about the competition. In Tekken 7, we compete even in the Story Mode and Offline Battles (not always with CPU but rather with ourselves, with our laziness and resistance to learning new skills). Then, the proper competition begins, and players enter the fascinating area of multiplayer fights. Each one tries to defeat their opponents to taste that sweet victory. And the competitive spirit is not limited to individual matches - while playing, we fight for better Tekken 7 ranks, typing to become the best of the best.
Do you also feel the excitement of seeing your in-game progress not only through improving your skills but on the measurable Tekken 7 chart list? Then this article on DashFight is exactly for you - let’s discuss all the Tekken ranks to properly understand this a bit complicated system and know how to get a better Tekken 7 rank.
But before bothering with the ranking, the beginners in the game should learn the fighting basics. Our guide on How to Play Tekken 7 may be very helpful!
Offline Tekken 7 ranks
Some players make a bitter mistake that can spoil their experience in Tekken 7 - they rush into online matches without developing their skills with CPU opponents. As we recommended in the article Tekken 7: All Game Modes Explained, it would be better to start with the Story Mode to get the general understanding of the game atmosphere and then learn how to fight effectively in the Practice Mode and Arcade/Treasure Battles. Thus you will start getting your first Tekken 7 ranks - for the Offline Battles.
The more you win Arcade or Treasure Battles, the better your rank becomes. Matches here are not too difficult (at the beginning), so most players quickly get promoted.
Promotional matches happen after a few victories in a row. Pay attention to the special bar in the low right corner of the screen - it clearly shows your position in the Tekken 7 ranking system.
In the offline Tekken 7 rankings, you start with the lowest rank 1st kyu.
Tekken 7 online ranks
When you feel ready (you do not mash buttons and know mighty moves of your character), feel free to prove yourself in the online matchmaking.
It is highly recommended to start with Player Matches - they are not as tense as the Ranked ones. People come here to train and have fun. It’s the next level of your game practice.
Then, start your journey in the Ranked Battles. Obviously, players fight here for Tekken online ranks, so the action here is quite intense.
In the online matchmaking, you start with the 1st dan rank. The online ranking system in Tekken 7 tries to find opponents of the same level - to make matches more interesting for both sides. Victories bring you points and lead to promotion to a higher rank. Losses take points away and may lead to demotion.
Don’t be afraid to decrease your rank in Tekken 7! Yes, in the competitive fighting everyone tries to get the highest positions possible. But in the beginning, your matches should be with opponents with similar skills. The ranking system helps to find your current level - to help you learn something in the game and then actually win against new opponents.
Ranks for your character
Notice that each time you take another character, you start with the fresh ranking. This is a very clever decision of the developers because each fighter in Tekken 7 is unique. For example, you are good with Yoshimitsu - but then you change him to Miguel and can’t win anything. You need to learn the moves of a new character, and your progress with him or her will be reflected in your rank.
Tekken 7 rank list
All the rankings in this game are divided into groups:
- Beginner - from 1st to 9th kyu
- Silver tier - from 1st to 3rd dan
- Light blue tier - Initiate, Mentor, Expert, Grand Master
- Green tier - Brawler, Marauder, Fighter, Vanguard
- Yellow tier - Warrior, Vindicator, Juggernaut, Usurper
- Orange tier - Vanquisher, Destroyer, Savior, Overlord
- Red tier - Genbu, Byakko, Seiryu, Suzaku
- Ruler tier - Mighty Ruler, Revered Ruler, Divine Ruler, Eternal Ruler
- Blue tier - Fujin, Raijin, Yaksa, Ryujin
- Purple tier - Emperor, Tekken King
- Gold tier - Tekken God, True Tekken God
- Tekken God Prime
All ranks in Tekken 7
As you can see, this system is different from online rankings in Street Fighter V. The Bandai Namco developers created their unique list and have it tested in other games of the Tekken series.
We hope that this article has shown you the glorious path to success in Tekken 7 (and potentially in Tekken 8). And also we hope it doesn’t scare you - however competitive fighting games are, it is much better to play without stress and have fun while playing. Let the ranking just indicate your progress. DashFight will be here to support you with many useful Tekken 7 guides and articles. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Join our Discord community!