Destiny 2: Season of Worthy arrives on March 10th – that means we're not too far from whatever Bungie has in store for Guardians.
With numerous rumours suggesting that the season will focus on Crucible, Destiny's suite of player-versus-player modes, it's a good time to refresh your memory on what Valor and Glory ranks do and how best to earn them.
Destiny 2 Season 10: What Are Valor and Glory Ranks?
Guardians playing Crucible matches will earn points towards their seasonal rank.
Ranks can help you unlock new gear, complete in-game triumphs, or simply help you show off.
Both Valor and Glory are earned through different playlists.
The Valor Rank is increased by completing Quickplay, Competitive, and weekly rotating Crucible playlists. Winning earns more Valor, but all completions will accrue it.
On the other hand, Glory Ranks are earned in the Competitive Crucible playlist alone, and while wins will increase your Glory rank, a loss will actually reduce your rank.
Both types of rank also allow for bonuses when winning consecutive matches – up to five.
Destiny 2 Season 10: How To Rank Up Quickly
Now that we know what we're levelling, it's time to get down to business.
Here are some quick tips to maximise your time in the Crucible.
1) Try the Rumble game mode
Rumble is Destiny's "free-for-all" mode, and Valor points are doled out equally to the top three players in each match. That means even if you aren't winning, you can still net yourself plenty of points.
Rumble matches are usually shorter in length, too, which means you can cram more into your average play session.
2) Hit those hot streaks
Hitting streaks will boost the points you're awarded, even in non-competitive playlists.
Thankfully, if you then switch to competitive, your streak will come with you – helping you maximise your time there.
3) Play with friends
Co-ordinating with friends, particularly on objective-based modes like Countdown, is imperative to success. Being able to assign players roles and work as one cohesive unit will allow you to rack up the wins.
4) Don't quit
Match completions offer enough Valor to make it not worthwhile to take the coward's way out and quit a match early.
While you'll lose Glory for a loss in competitive playlists, you'll lose more for leaving – and you'll be a better opponent because of it.