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How to increase your Destiny 2 Gambit Infamy Rank: Tips, how to reset & rewards

You can earn some great rewards by increasing your Gambit Infamy Rank in Destiny 2, so here’s how to rank up and reset when the time comes.

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The Drifter in Destiny 2

As you play Destiny 2’s Gambit mode, you’ll start increasing your Gambit Infamy Rank where you can earn unique weapons and armor. Here’s how to increase your Gambit Rank in Season of the Lost.

Destiny 2 retired the name ‘Infamy Rank’ with the Season of the Lost update, but old habits die hard, and this is what much of the player base still calls Gambit Ranks. This is the leveling system for Destiny 2’s competitive PvPvE experience – Gambit.

As you play matches of Gambit, you’ll start to earn Gambit Ranks which unlock bragging rights, weapons, and armor.

Here’s everything you need to know about increasing your Gambit Rank in Season of the Lost.

Destiny 2 Gambit Infamy Ranks

As you increase your Gambit Rank in Destiny 2, you’ll progress into different Ranks. There are six divisions, with the first five containing three subdivisions.

RankRank nameTotal Points Points to Rank up
1Guardian I050
2Guardian II5075
3Guardian III125125
4Brave I250250
5Brave II500450
6Brave III950600
7Heroic I1,550375
8Heroic II1,925600
9Heroic III2,525825
10Fabled I3,350525
11Fabled II3,875775
12Fabled III4,6501,050
13Mythic I5,700750
14Mythic II6,5401,075
15Mythic III7,5251,475
16Legend9,0001,000
MaxLegend (Max)10,000N/A

Once you reach Legend and achieve 10,000 Total points, you can reset your Rank and start all over again.

How to increase Destiny 2 Gambit Infamy Rank

Luckily, all you have to do is play Gambit to increase your Gambit Rank. You won’t lose any points for suffering a defeat, so it should be relatively stress-free. However, there are certain things you can do to increase how quickly you rank up.

Here’s everything you can do to increase your Gambit Rank quickly.

Win Gambit matches

final boss in Destiny 2 gambit mode

This may sound like an obvious tip, but playing the objective and going for wins will vastly increase the speed at which you increase your Rank.

Losing games of Gambit won’t lower your Rank, but you’ll earn next to no Infamy, so you should really focus on playing for the win.

Rack up a win streak

Winning games will increase your Gambit Rank, but winning consecutive games will be a major help. For each game won in a row, you’ll continue to earn more and more points – up until five wins in a row where the max points are capped.

This is no easy feat, but players with the skill to pull off a win streak will be greatly rewarded.

Go in a Gambit Activity Streak

Destiny 2 gambit mode gameplay

Destiny 2 highly incentivizes players to go on an Activity Streak. This is much the same as the win streak but isn’t dependent on winning games. You just need to keep queuing into Gambit uninterrupted, and you’ll continue to rack up points.

Play during Double Infamy weeks

Every once in a while, Destiny 2 will offer players Double Infamy weeks. There’s no confirmation on when the next will arrive, but it’s well-worth playing during these events.

How to reset Gambit Infamy Rank in Destiny 2

The Drifter in Destiny 2

You can reset your Gambit Rank in Destiny 2 by speaking to the Drifter and claiming the Ascendant Shard.

Here’s how to reset your Destiny 2 Infamy Rank:

  1. Reach Legend and then hit the max level (10,000 points)
  2. Go to the Tower and speak with the Drifter
  3. Claim the Ascendant Shard

Once you’ve claimed the Shard, your Gambit Rank will be reset and the Ascendant Shard will be replaced with an Exotic Engram.

Destiny 2 Gambit Infamy Rank rewards

Destiny 2 Ascendancy rocket launcher

Here are all of the rewards you’ll earn for increasing your Gambit Infamy Rank. Some rewards can only be earned after resetting your rank, which we’ve marked in the list below.

  • Rank up: Legendary Engram
  • Division Rank up: Prime Engram
  • Rank 4: 3 Enhancement Cores
  • Rank 7: Fetid Copper Shader
    • After reset: 3 Enhancement Cores
  • Rank 10: 2 Enhancement Prisms
  • Rank 13: Bank Ghost Projection
    • After reset: 2 Enhancement Prisms
  • Rank 16: Ascendancy Rocket Launcher
    • After reset: Gambit-themed Ascendancy Ornament
  • Rank 16 Completed: x1 Ascendant Shard & Gambit Infamy Rank reset
    • After reset: 1 Exotic Engram

And that’s everything you need to know about increasing your Gambit Infamy Rank in Destiny 2: Season of the Lost!

For more Destiny, you can check out the Trials of Osiris Rewards.

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