Did your MMR suddenly drop after the season reset? Don’t panic!
This guide will explain in detail how the seasonal and offseason MMR system works in Axie Infinity.
Seasonal vs. Offseason MMR in Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity Season 18 is officially over! Congratulations to everyone who made it to the leaderboards and received tons of $AXS rewards!
While the devs are working on the next season, we recently got an announcement regarding how the MMR system works in the game:
Congratulations to everyone who ranked high enough on the leaderboard to win some $AXS this season.
We are currently preparing for the next season but wanted to clarifify how the MMR system works at the moment.
— Axie Infinity🦇🔊 (@AxieInfinity) September 19, 2021
The tweet, which shows a screenshot of the Discord announcement by Axie Infinity Co-Founder Psycheout, says:
“There have been some questions regarding the MMR system SO want to clarify how it works.
Right now we have two MMR systems. One for seasons and one for offseason.
Once a season is over the seasonal MMR is immediately reset and players transition into using their offseason MMR. This offseason MMR is currently permanent.
Once the new season begins all players will begin fresh at the same seasonal MMR.”
— Psycheout, Co-Founder and COO of Axie Infinity and Sky Mavis.
There is a lot to unpack here and in fact, the announcement only raises some more questions.
Let’s see how this works in detail!
How Seasons Work in Axie Infinity
First, let’s discuss about the difference between a “Season” and an “Offseason.”
In Axie Infinity, an Arena Season usually runs for about one month, followed by an Offseason period for another 1 month, followed by another Arena Season, and so on.
In an Arena Season, players compete to reach the top of the leaderboards by increasing their MMRs. In an Offseason, players do not compete for AXS rewards at the end of the period.
(Related Guide: How to Win More in Axie Infinity Arena)
To give you an idea, here are the start and end dates of the last three seasons and offseasons:
- Season 16 — March 22 to April 18, 2021
- Offseason — April 18 to May 17, 2021
- Season 17 — May 17 to June 13, 2021
- Offseason — June 13 to August 9, 2021
- Season 18 — August 9, 2021 to September 19, 2021
- Offseason — September 19 to TBA
The most recent Season 18 ended on September 19, 2021, which means we are currently now on the offseason stage (at the time of writing) and Season 19 will start soon probably in a few weeks.
At the end of a Season, the top ranking players will be rewarded with AXS tokens based on the MMR they ended up with.
For Season 18, here are the corresponding rewards per ranking.
To give all players an equal chance to climb the leaderboards, all players will start with 1200 MMR at the start of the Season.
Then, once the Season ends, the MMR of all players will be reset.
Now, where is where the confusion mostly lies.
How the Axie Infinity MMR System Works
Now, let’s discuss what Psycheout announced regarding the MMR system.
Each player will have two types of MMR:
- Seasonal MMR
- Offseason MMR
What is Seasonal MMR?
The Seasonal MMR is used to rank players in the Season Leaderboards. The top ranking players will receive corresponding AXS rewards based on their rank.
Seasonal MMRs are reset to 1200 at the start of a Season. This is to give everyone an equal opportunity to compete in the tournament.
Once an Arena Season ends, your MMR will be reset to your Offseason MMR.
What is Offseason MMR?
Offseason MMR is different from your Seasonal MMR.
The Offseason MMR is your original MMR before a season started. Your MMR will be reverted back to this number once a season ends.
This type of MMR is not used to rank players in the leaderboards and there will be no AXS rewards for the top ranking players.
Seasonal vs. Offseason MMR Example
To put everything we learned so far, let’s have a look at a real-life example.
Let’s say you started playing Axie Infinity before Season 18 with an MMR of 1100.
Here’s what your Season and Offseason MMRs may look like:
(Note: MMR in bold is what’s shown in the game)
|Date||Seasonal MMR||Offseason MMR|
|Before Season 18||—||1100 MMR|
|Season 18 starts||1200 MMR||1100 MMR|
|Season 18 ends||2000 MMR||1100 MMR|
|Offseason starts||—||1100 MMR|
|Offseason ends||—||1800 MMR|
|Season 19 starts||1200 MMR||1800 MMR|
|Season 19 ends||2100 MMR||1800 MMR|
|Offseason starts||—||1800 MMR|
In this example, you started with 1100 MMR before Season 18 started.
When Season 18 started, your MMR will be set to 1200. This is now your Seasonal MMR and it will be used to rank in the leaderboards (and win AXS rewards at the end of the season).
Let’s say you climbed to 2000 MMR until the last day of Season 18.
The next day, once the offseason starts, your MMR will go back to 1100 which was the offseason MMR you had before the 1200 reset.
Now let’s say you climbed to 1800 MMR during the whole offseason. Once Season 19 starts, your MMR will be reset to 1200 again so everyone has an equal chance to compete in the leaderboards.
Once Season 19 ends and the offseason starts, your MMR will now go back to 1800 which was your last offseason MMR before Season 19 started.
We hope this quick guide has helped you understand how the latest MMR system in Axie Infinity works.
For more tips and tricks on how to become a better Axie Infinity player, check out our guides below. Good luck!
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