How to recalibrate your MMR in Dota 2

Kenneth Williams • November 27, 2021 3:36 am

You can recalibrate your Dota 2 MMR with just a few clicks, but be prepared for the most intense matchmaking experience of your life.

All Dota 2 players have the option to recalibrate their matchmaking rank at any time. Whether you feel like you’re stuck in the wrong bracket or you’re a returning player looking to find fairer matches, the recalibration feature can help you to correct your matchmaking rank.

To begin your Dota 2 MMR recalibration, head to the settings menu and go to the account tab. Under the MMR Recalibration section, there should be a large blue button that says “Activate Recalibration.” There is no confirmation menu, so be very careful when browsing the menu. Once you click that button, the game will instantly begin the recalibration process. 

To recalibrate your Dota 2 MMR, you will need to play ten ranked matches. Once you’ve completed your recalibration, you will be assigned a new MMR value and medal. Keep in mind that your previous MMR still heavily factors into your new rank. Don’t expect to go from 2,000 MMR to 4,000 MMR, even with a perfect 10-0 record during your recalibrating games. 

How much MMR can you get by recalibrating?

When calibrating your new Dota 2 MMR, each game will impact the final result by around 50 MMR. That’s twice as much impact as you would usually get from a ranked match. Solo and party queue does not seem to affect the amount of MMR gained or lost during calibration matches.

For example, let’s say you are playing on a 2,500 MMR account. If you win all ten matches, you should go up to around 3,000. Conversely, if you lose all ten matches, expect to wind up around 2,000.

The only factor that matters for Dota 2 recalibration is wins and losses. Individual performance is irrelevant, so it’s best to pick whichever role you are best at. Role queue tokens are still a factor, so if you’re a core player, make sure you have 10 role queue games saved up before starting your recalibration matches.

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