Dota 2 has an excellent method of ranking the players who take part in the ranked matchmaking. A number is awarded to each player according to his/her skillset. Valve has implemented multiple methods to observe the new players and how they perform to open a specific number for them. Once you receive your number that is also known as MMR, every ranked match you play, it either increases or decreases. Recently, Valve has changed the number affecting MMR, now players may receive +30 upon winning a ranked match and lose -30 on losing one.
Apart from this, several players complain that it is really hard to increase the MMR as most of them get stuck in a specific bracket of MMR. These complaints originate from the lowest MMR bracket. It is really hard to find good teammates in the low MMR bracket and you have to present a one-man show in order to win the games. This low MMR bracket starts from 0 and goes till 600.
Here are the 5 tips to get out of the 500 MMR bracket range in Dota 2.
Play your Signatures
In low skilled MMR brackets, most of the players don’t pick heroes according to the roles they have been awarded. However, if you get a team with the right picks then it is difficult to find better players. Somehow, you have to dominate the whole game and depend on your own. For that, try and play your signature heroes the most. If you are queuing for ranked roles, then you must master one hero for each role. Instead of improving your versatility, you must focus on increasing your MMR first.
If you enter a game with your signature hero, for sure you will perform better than others. Multiple anchors have asked Pro players about how to increase MMR. Most of them responded with spamming a hero technique. Although it is not a piece of commendable advice, spamming your signature heroes in a low MMR bracket is the best way to dominate in your games.
While you are playing in a low MMR bracket, try and play selfishly. Always focus on your game and your picks. We would never recommend you to leave the whole time behind, but focus on your game the most. Engage yourself to the minimum with your teammates. Try to play mid/carry more as most of the opponents would be weak at last hitting at that stage of MMR. You can easily out-farm your enemy if you are playing selfishly. Similarly, you should also mute all the hate you are receiving in the chat or by teammates. This can affect you and your focus on the game.
Playing selfishly also includes that you don’t jump into more team fights unnecessarily. If you feel like you need more farm, wait, and give yourself more time. However, when you feel that you are ready to join your team, you should rush in immediately.
No Stupid Builds
If you consider yourself a better player and you are stuck in a low MMR bracket, you can easily beat your opponents and get out of the bog. At first, you need to stop going for crazy builds. Most of the players try using support heroes as carries in the games. This usually occurs when they see professionals doing it. As a matter of fact, this only works with the professional and doesn’t work in such a low skilled game where almost everyone is playing for themselves.
Similarly, try to avoid the item build that doesn’t suit the game. If you are playing Juggernaut in Safelane, Daedalus should not be your first item. In order to understand item build, watch more professional games, and observe when they decide to go for a specific item.
Keep Minor Details in Mind
In order to perform better in your low skilled MMR bracket, you need to keep minor details in your mind. First of all, you need to improve your positioning in the team fights. Regardless of the role, you are playing in the game, you need to keep yourself alive in the team fight as much longer as you can. Also, practice more and improve your last hitting. You need the early game gold by hitting more creeps and becoming stronger than your enemies in the early phase. Besides this, you must always be carrying a TP.
This will help you join more team fights and gather more farm. Last but not least, always try and win your lane. Winning a lane gives you an advantage over your enemies and you can easily help other lanes too.
Support Wins the Game
At a very low MMR bracket, picking support has always been a big issue. Most of the players come for a selfish play and pick carries instantly. However, Dota is a game of five players working together in a team. Picking support is one of the most important aspects of each game. A better support can turn around a losing game very easily. Placing wards on the right spots, buying smoke for team ganks, keeping dust against invisible enemies are some of the key points that you can adopt and you will see a difference in your games. Also, letting your carry farm more, stacking camps, and pulling lanes will help your carry farm more and better. In short, picking support and giving your best can help you win a lot of games and you can actually come out of the forever loop of MMR you were stuck in.
Most of the players complain about Dota 2 being unfair for low ranked MMR brackets. However, there are always some ways to get out of them. Besides playing better, there are several tactics that a player can adopt in each game and secure victory most of the time. If you are one of the players who are stuck in this low MMR bracket, we have explained some cool ways to get out of it.