How to reset Crucible Valor rank in Destiny 2 New Light

Kenneth Williams • September 1, 18:47

Destiny 2’s player-versus-player mode just got a ton of fresh blood thanks to the New Light free-to-play update.

The Crucible is the ultimate proving ground for Destiny 2’s competitive players. Instead of the usual grind of looting and shooting, players square off in squads of six to earn valuable loot and cosmetic rewards. Whether you’re a new player confused by the menus or a veteran looking to earn more loot, here’s how to reset your Valor rank in Destiny 2’s Crucible.

The first thing to know is that your Destiny 2 PvP prowess is tracked in two different ways. The first is Glory, which is used for Destiny 2’s skill-based matchmaking. Think of Glory like LP from League of Legends or badges in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The second tracker is Crucible Rank, which used to be called Valor. Crucible Ranks work more like a battle pass, where players progress by accumulating experience and completing weekly challenges.

Once you reach Crucible Rank 16, you can reset your progress to gain further rewards and earn a prestige bonus. Lord Shaxx is guaranteed to reward an Ascendant Shard for your first Crucible Rank reset.

To reset your Crucible Rank, head to The Tower and talk to Lord Shaxx. If you’ve already completed Crucible Rank 16, an option will appear at the end of the rewards list called Reset Reputation. Select it and hold down the confirm button. After a brief wait, you’ll receive a rare reward depending on the number of times you’ve previously reset your Crucible Valor Rank.

This will reset your Crucible Valor Rank back down to zero, allowing you to start the grind all over again. Keep in mind that your Glory rank will not be reset by this process. The only way to recalibrate your Destiny 2 Crucible Glory is to wait for a new PvP season.


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