Destiny 2: How To Increase Your Crucible Valor And Glory Rank

Glory and Valor ranks are a unique progression system tied to Destiny 2’s Crucible mode. Based on the game type you’re playing, you will accumulate points towards a ranking system that grants rewards as you reach higher subdivisions and new divisions.

Leveling your Valor rank is needed to earn certain items from Lord Shaxx starting in Season of the Chosen. Glory ranks show how skilled you are in Competitive Crucible and grant Powerful Gear for each subdivision and major division you reach. If you’re interested in leveling quickly or just enjoy Destiny 2’s PvP component, you’ll want to increase both of these ranks.

Valor And Glory Ranks

Before we discuss the best ways to increase your Valor and Glory ranks, it’s important to understand the progression differences between the two.

Valor Ranks

Valor ranks are tied to non-competitive Crucible game types such as Control, Rumble, and rotating playlists. Players can only gain Valor ranks; losses do not reduce your Valor points. Valor ranks and their point progression are listed below.

  • Guardian I: 0 to earn; 10 to rank up
  • Guardian II: 10 to earn; 15 to rank up
  • Guardian III: 25 to earn; 25 to rank up
  • Brave I: 50 to earn; 60 to rank up
  • Brave II: 110 to earn; 105 to rank up
  • Brave III: 215 to earn; 135 to rank up
  • Heroic I: 350 to earn; 70 to rank up
  • Heroic II: 420 to earn; 130 to rank up
  • Heroic III: 550 to earn; 150 to rank up
  • Fabled I: 700 to earn; 90 to rank up
  • Fabled II: 790 to earn; 150 to rank up
  • Fabled III: 940 to earn; 210 to rank up
  • Mythic I: 1,150 to earn; 130 to rank up
  • Mythic II: 1,280 to earn; 230 to rank up
  • Mythic III: 1,510 to earn; 290 to rank up
  • Legend: 1,800 to earn; 200 to rank up
  • Max Rank: 2,000 to earn; reset is available

Glory Ranks

Glory ranks are tied to competitive Crucible game types such as Elimination and Survival. Both of these modes rotate into the Glory playlist each week, moving to the right-most part of the Crucible Directory menu. Trials of Osiris is not in the Glory playlist. Winning these matches will grant Glory while losing matches will reduce your Glory.

It is possible to derank in subdivisions (Brave II to Brave I, for example) and divisions past Fabled (Mythic to Fabled). If you are at Fabled, Brave, or Guardian, you cannot lose your main division rank. Once you reach Mythic, this safety net is removed, meaning you can drop from Mythic to Fabled if you repeatedly lose.

Below are the Glory rank tiers and requirements:

  • Guardian I: 0 to earn; 40 to rank up
  • Guardian II: 40 to earn; 70 to rank up
  • Guardian III: 110 to earn; 90 to rank up
  • Brave I: 200 to earn; 170 to rank up
  • Brave II: 370 to earn; 295 to rank up
  • Brave III: 665 to earn; 385 to rank up
  • Heroic I: 1,050 to earn; 210 to rank up
  • Heroic II: 1,260 to earn; 365 to rank up
  • Heroic III: 1,625 to earn; 475 to rank up
  • Fabled I: 2,100 to earn; 280 to rank up
  • Fabled II: 2,380 to earn; 490 to rank up
  • Fabled III: 2,870 to earn; 630 to rank up
  • Mythic I: 3,500 to earn; 380 to rank up
  • Mythic II: 3,880 to earn; 665 to rank up
  • Mythic III: 4,545 to earn; 905 to rank up
  • Legend: 5,450 to earn; 50 to rank up
  • Max Rank: 5,500 to earn; cannot be reset

How To Earn Valor

Complete Bounties

Daily bounties from Lord Shaxx in the Tower will grant +15 Valor when completed. Since there are four daily bounties, this adds up to +60 Valor per character per day. Complete as many daily bounties as you can to rack up additional Valor for little effort.

Earn Win Streaks

Win streaks are when you win consecutive Valor playlist Crucible games. The game type in question can change from game to game—winning a Control and a Rumble match back-to-back will contribute to your win streak, for example—but they must be consecutive wins. Win streaks will grant increased Valor until you reach five or more consecutive wins, at which point their Valor bonus will cap out. Losing a game during a win streak reduces the win streak by one.

Below are the values for winning a game while a win streak is active.

Guardian

  • Win One: +12 Valor
  • Win Two: +17 Valor
  • Win Three: +22 Valor
  • Win Four: +27 Valor
  • Win Five: +32 Valor

Brave

  • Win One: +12 Valor
  • Win Two: +17 Valor
  • Win Three: +22 Valor
  • Win Four: +27 Valor
  • Win Five: +32 Valor

Heroic

  • Win One: +15 Valor
  • Win Two: +20 Valor
  • Win Three: +25 Valor
  • Win Four: +30 Valor
  • Win Five: +35 Valor

Fabled

  • Win One: +17 Valor
  • Win Two: +22 Valor
  • Win Three: +27 Valor
  • Win Four: +32 Valor
  • Win Five: +37 Valor

Mythic

  • Win One: +20 Valor
  • Win Two: +25 Valor
  • Win Three: +30 Valor
  • Win Four: +35 Valor
  • Win Five: +40 Valor

Legend

  • Win One: +22 Valor
  • Win Two: +27 Valor
  • Win Three: +32 Valor
  • Win Four: +37 Valor
  • Win Five: +42 Valor

Play Crucible During Double/Triple Valor Weeks

Bungie will periodically grant double or triple Valor earnings during certain weeks. This Valor increase impacts bounties, win streaks, and every game you play. These bonus Valor weeks aren’t listed on a content calendar, so it’s best to keep your eyes out for a message on the “Next Week in Destiny” post when you reach the login screen. If a double or triple Valor week is active, you’ll get a notification stating Valor rates are increased when you enter orbit for the first time that week. These weeks typically occur when Iron Banner is active, so these weeks are perfect for reaching Legend rank and resetting your Valor.

How To Earn Glory

Earn Win Streaks

Similar to Valor ranks, Glory match wins will grant a win streak bonus that increases your Glory gains. This will increase your Glory for each win until you reach five consecutive wins, at which point the bonus will cap out. Losing a match will drop your win streak by two instead of one. Even if you have a high win streak when you lose a game, your Glory rank will still decrease.

Below are the values for winning a game while a Glory win streak is active.

Guardian

  • Win One: +80 Glory
  • Win Two: +100 Glory
  • Win Three: +120 Glory
  • Win Four: +140 Glory
  • Win Five: +160 Glory

Brave

  • Win One: +68 Glory
  • Win Two: +88 Glory
  • Win Three: +108 Glory
  • Win Four: +136 Glory
  • Win Five: +148 Glory

Heroic

  • Win One: +60 Glory
  • Win Two: +80 Glory
  • Win Three: +100 Glory
  • Win Four: +128 Glory
  • Win Five: +140 Glory

Fabled

  • Win One: +40 Glory
  • Win Two: +60 Glory
  • Win Three: +80 Glory
  • Win Four: +108 Glory
  • Win Five: +120 Glory

Mythic

  • Win One: +40 Glory
  • Win Two: +60 Glory
  • Win Three: +80 Glory
  • Win Four: +108 Glory
  • Win Five: +120 Glory

Legend

  • Win One: +40 Glory
  • Win Two: +60 Glory
  • Win Three: +80 Glory
  • Win Four: +108 Glory
  • Win Five: +120 Glory

Since Glory matches use skill-based matchmaking, you will have a substantially harder time maintaining a win streak in this playlist. If you hate playing in the Freelance playlist, consider finding a team to play with. Stay calm, don’t take the game too seriously, and stop playing after you lose your win streak to make this grind as painless as possible.

Complete Three Glory Matches Each Week

If you complete three Glory matches in a single week, you will gain a boost to your Glory earnings—even if you lose all three games. The reward bonuses are as follows:

  • Guardian: +160 Glory
  • Brave: +160 Glory
  • Heroic: +120 Glory
  • Fabled: +80 Glory
  • Mythic: +0 Glory
  • Legend: -80 Glory

Legend is not a typo; you lose points every week regardless of how many games you played. Failing to play Glory matches each week will also cause your Glory rank to decay slowly, regardless of your rank. This becomes more noticeable when you reach Fabled, Mythic, and Legend. For everything under Mythic rank, at least play three Glory games each week to make a small amount of progress towards the next major division.

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