We have brand new information regarding the competetive skill rank system in Halo 4. The CSR system will measure the player’s performance against other players in Halo 4. This will help Waypoint to assign each player a Skill Rank. This Skill Rank can be seen in the player’s profile.
So the first question is, when it will actually launch? According to Halowaypoint, the short version is CSR will launch early next year. 343 industries have an extensive post-launch plan for Halo 4, including DLC, playlist updates, and title updates. They will announce the release when it’s ready to be announced.
The developers have also explained the reason behind the delay in implementing the competetive skill rank system.
“We know how important skill rank is, and we take skill integrity very seriously – we want to make sure we’ve taken the time to test, tune, and balance the CSR system in a live environment, and identify problems and potential exploits before launching the system publically. Taking the time to test and tune the system ensures we can deliver a very accurate and meaningful skill rank, and gives our competitive playlists time to mature to for optimize a wide range of playlist and game settings,” they said at Halowaypoint.
Halo 4 releases tomorrow exclusively for the Xbox 360.