So I for one am a little disappointed in the system for onyx ranked teams. For the past 4 swat matches I have went from 1589 onyx to 1500 because I had 2 or 3 unraked or gold members on my team who went 7 and 12. Ito frustrating to say the least and Im curious is anyone else had this issue
Actually yes. It's happened to me almost every other swat game. I can't get past onyx 1530 without dropping back down to 1500 due to poor teammates. And the occasional off game everyone has but why are Gold/ higher getting into onyx ranked games? I can understand Diamond 6 but Platinum and Gold?
The matchmaking in SWAT and FFA is something different. Almost everyone is Onyx in those playlists. So the gold guy in your team is very rare.

http://halotracker.com/h5/csrbreakdown

Check here for some statistics
Onyx ranks is kind of confusing, they better explain how it works!!
It's basically a separate division from the other ranks and the higher your life score like 1800 or whatever idk how high it goes, then the better rank you have.
Funny, never knew. So Swat and ffa are easy to get a high rank in. Arena and slayer is where you want to be good at.
http://halotracker.com/h5/csrbreakdown#SWAT it's possible to stay in Bronze Rank ? how ?
If ranks are still based off wins then it's still nothing more than a crapshoot with odds around 50/50. It doesn't make me try any harder to win than I already do, but it makes me not care about rank.
Funny, never knew. So Swat and ffa are easy to get a high rank in. Arena and slayer is where you want to be good at.
You could argue that one Playlist takes more skill than the other but competitively yeah slayer is more common.