What is Rating? Simply put it represents the amount of game content you've completed and time you've spent on the game. Each contact with-in APB must be "pledged" to in order to receive "standings" as a reward at the end of each mission. Each faction/group with-in APB has a "tiered" contact system that you move through in order to unlock items, clothes, cars, etc. As you level up contacts your rating levels up in conjunction additively, meaning that if you've got two contacts at level 10 you're rating is 20. There are some items in the game that are "Rating Restricted" meaning you must be a certain Rating to use them. Now Rating is only a measure of the tools you have at your disposal unlike Threat Level, which is a measure of skill. Though do not disscredit it, as a Rating 120 is worked a very long time to level up a ton of contacts and more then likely has modifications, upgrades, and weapons you don't have access to so remember this. Below are the images for each organization with-in APB,
Each Contact in the tree must be maxed out before they refer you to the next contact in the progression. Progression One is Financial and Two is Waterfront, each contact is "Tiered" and as a result the amount of standings/experience needed to level them up increases as you move up the tree. The tier 0 contacts, otherwise known as the Tutorial contacts are the easiest to level and max at level 5. Every other contact maxes at 10 save the "Big Bosses" which max at level 15, take the longest to work on and are only unlocked when both of the previous tier 4 contacts are maxed out.
Currently max rating is, 200. This represents maxing out ALL contacts for both organizations in your faction, and as yet no one in the open beta has done. It's also an achievement to do so, so yeah anyone at that rating has unlocked damn near everything in the game, save stuff tied to "Roles".
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