OpenRA 1v1 Ladder

The essentials

Map pack:
2022.0 (2022-01-07)
Compatible game version:
release-20210321
Game server instances:
|oraladder.net| Competitive 1v1 Ladder Server N
Any games played on one of these servers will be recorded for the OpenRA Ladder ranking.
Current period:
from 2022-09-01 to 2022-10-31 (2 months)
Ranking algorithm:
Trueskillâ„¢
Source code:
oraladder on Github
Contact:
You can reach the admin team through the ladder channel on the OpenRA Competitive community Discord server
The ladder website and game servers are managed by milkman on the aforementioned Competitive or the official OpenRA Discord servers

F.A.Q

How can I play on the ladder?
Register an OpenRA account on the Community Forum and link it with your in-game player profile. This will allow you to join the ladder game server lobbies (see The essentials section). Every game you play on these servers will automatically be recorded and your score adjusted on this website within minutes.
Games are limited to maps contained in the the current Ladder map pack.
The opponent is bad mannered and just disconnected: do I have to destroy all their structures to register a win?
No, just leave the game. But beware, do not surrender, otherwise it will be registered as a loss for you.
I'm terrible at the game and would like to become stronger, where should I look for?
The ladder is indeed highly competitive. Your best chance at improving would be to join the ORA Academy Discord and eventually the Red Alert Competitive Discord. The former will provide many resources, while the latter is full of highly competitive, passionate (and sometimes friendly) players discussing different facets of the game. You may also want to join the Official OpenRA Discord.
Player skill gap is so wide, every game feels like a coin flip; any chance of improving that?
Unfortunately, there is currently no automatic matchmaking system and the community is probably still too small for a balanced experience of such a system. There are discussions in progress to improve the player experience, but currently your best chance at enjoying the competitive scene is probably to get in touch with players in your skill vicinity on Discord, and reach for the top.
When does the ladder reset?
You have a 2-months reset of the ladder (see the "This period" button on most pages). The "All time" representation is currently the persistent version of the ladder with all the records.
I just lost but won points, why?
You probably played a strong player, and the ranking system doesn't have enough information to make a good guess at your level yet. The variation in your score will stabilize the more you play, and become more predictable as your level becomes more certain to the system.
I have played my first games on the ladder server, why does my name not show up in the rankings?
The scoreboards currently only display players with a positive rating assigned by the algorithm. Check if your games show up in the "latest games" section. If you click on your player profile name, you can check the rating assigned to your profile. If you are actually ranked with a negative rating, keep on playing. As soon as you take your first victories, the rating will rise and your journey on the ladder begins.
A player is abusing the game or doing illegal activities, what can I do?
The ladder has no control over the accounts of players. Contacting the OpenRA forum admins is probably your best bet. If their account ends up being disabled, all their replays will go away from this website, and the scores adjusted automatically as if they never existed.
I can't playback an old replay, what happened?
First, you probably need the OpenRA release that was used to generate the replay. Next, you might be missing the map if it was removed from the resources center. Check the map pack history if you can find it back.

Map pack history

2022.0 (2022-01-07)
This map pack is selected out of 40 maps by the community with public voting. Feel to participate to the upcoming polls. Events will be announced on forum and on the OpenRA Competitive Discord server, #ladder channel.
2021.1 (2021-04-26)
Same map pack as 2021.0 with the following changes:
2021.0 (2021-04-06)
This pack is a selection of 15 maps curated by the RA Competitive Maps Committee to celebrate the end of RAGL. It includes a few popular old maps and some brand new. The balance is the same as previously (affecting Ranger, Dome and LongBow) with an additional fix for the missing phase transport sound notification. ERCC 2.1/BCC 1.0 modding is also still present.
2021-03-29
Temporarily removed the S9 maps as they are causing too much crashes. Only RAGL X maps remain.
2020-12-28
Warning: this map pack contains broken S9 maps: the light tank husks will cause crashes.