To rank up in DBD, you must earn Pips, which you can get by earning enough Emblem Points in a trial. Emblem points are awarded based on the type of Emblems you earn: Emblem Points Required at Each Grade Since there are 4 Emblem categories, you can earn up to 16 Emblem points in a given trial.
Skill-based matchmaking has been introduced to DBD and the developer’s preview for Pinhead says that it will result in fairer matches for all players. BeHaviour Interactive has been testing the involvement of SBMM, and they report that it resulted in 99% of reasonably balanced matches.
The new ranking system in Dead by Daylight involves grades for both survivors and killers. BeHaviour Interactive’s patch notes for Chapter 21 say that skill-based matchmaking will be introduced as of 08:00 PT, 11:00 ET, and 16:00 BST on September 8th.
The New Ranking System Shows Behavior is Basically Incompetent : deadbydaylight 49 votes, 34 comments. In the PBT it was obvious within seconds that the Ranking system requirements were absurd and ridiculous.