As Guardians play Gambit, they’ll notice that at the end of each round their Infamy rank goes up. These ranks are each assigned a title, but it can be confusing trying to figure out what each means and the point totals to reach the next one. Below is a handy table that breaks down the various ranks and point requirements in Gambit, as well as how many levels there are to grind through.
Gambit Infamy ranks and point requirements
There are six Gambit Infamy tiers, with the first five each having three ranks within. The final rank is called Legend and has only one tier but takes 3,000 points to complete. Only after passing through the Legend rank can Guardians reset their Infamy and earn the Mysterious and Enigmatic packages. It now requires an Infamy Rank of 15,000 for the reset option to become available.
|Guardian I||0 - 249||1|
|Guardian II||250 - 599||2|
|Guardian III||600 - 999||3|
|Brave I||1,000 - 1,449||4|
|Brave II||1,450 - 1,949||5|
|Brave III||1,950 - 2,499||6|
|Heroic I||2,500 - 3,099||7|
|Heroic II||3,100 - 3,749||8|
|Heroic III||3,750 - 4,499||9|
|Fabled I||4,500 - 5,349||10|
|Fabled II||5,350 - 6,349||11|
|Fabled III||6,350 - 7,499||12|
|Mythic I||7,500 - 8,799||13|
|Mythic II||8,800 - 10,299||14|
|Mythic III||10,300 - 11,999||15|
Source: DestinyTheGame Subreddit
How many points are earned for a win or a loss in Gambit?
Wins and losses are not created equal in Gambit. Factors such as Infamy rank and win streak must be considered to determine how many points a Guardian will earn. For example, the first win of a streak at the Guardian rank is only worth 100 points, while a win at Legend rank is worth 150. The table below will give a complete breakdown of what to expect in all circumstances.
|Loss||Win 1||Win 2||Win 3||Win 4||Win 5+|
Source: DestinyTheGame Subreddit
Gambit Prime and Infamy Ranks
The release of Joker's Wild in Season of the Drifter introduced Gambit Prime. This new and intense version of Gambit brings new mechanics, armor, and guns to the table. Gambit Prime's affect on Infamy Ranks is the same as normal Gambit. Players will be able to play Gambit Prime and earn points toward moving up the various levels. However, Gambit Prime seems to be a more challenging mode. Due to this increase in challenge, players may find it easier to rank up using the normal Gambit mode.
Gambit Infamy and Infamy reset rewards
Players can visit the Drifter in the Tower and get rewards for their Infamy rank every so often. Besides the Cloak/Bond/Mark, which should be available if the proper level is reached, the next reward is the Bygones Pulse Rifle earned at Infamy rank 12, which is Fabled III. After that, it’s on to the Mysterious Package and the Enigmatic Package, plus a Ghost and an Emblem for the truly dedicated.
- Infamy Rank 12/Fabled III: Bygones Legendary Pulse Rifle
- Reset Infamy Rank Once: Mysterious Package/Trust Legendary Hand Cannon
- Reset Infamy Rank Twice: Enigmatic Package/Bad Omens Legendary Rocket Launcher
- Reset Infamy Rank Three Times: Furtive Legendary Ghost Shell
- Reach Infamy Rank 15: Legendary Weapon
- Complete “Forged in the Dark Triumph”: Keep on Drifting Legendary Emblem
The two biggest grabs on the list above are the weapons, as these are considered god rolls in terms of perks. The Bad Omens Rocket Launcher is a favorite of mine (I received a random god roll drop, so lucky me) with Tracking Module and Cluster Bomb, making it deadly in almost any situation, especially when one needs to eliminate invaders, or is doing the invading, in Gambit. If I didn’t already have the god roll Bad Omens, the goal for me would be to reset my Infamy twice in a single season of Gambit to get both weapons. The other rewards are optional.
With a clear understanding of how the Infamy ranks work in Gambit, including how many points Guardians can earn along the way and what rewards await, be sure to visit the Shacknews Destiny 2 strategy guide for guides and walkthroughs for players at any point on their journey.