- "Ranked Team Deathmatch is the mode for competitive players to battle it out in a race to the top of the leaderboards."
- — Naughty Dog's official description
To access Ranked Team deathmatch gamemode you must have played a minimum of five matches. Before you start Ranked Team deathmatch you must played five placement matches. After you have finish your placement matches, the game will decide what rank you will start in. The better you do in the placement matches the higher your starting rank will be.Ranks range from Apprentice to Master.
(Note: This information is now outdated. Since the patch 1.20 update, the qualifier system has been revamped)
Afterwards every time you play a ranked match you can gain points to rank up. You will be awarded points if you win a match; however you lose points if you lose a match. Once you acquire the number points required to level up into a new rank you will be enter into the qualifiers. In the qualifiers you play a number of matches. If you win most of these matches then you ranked up , if not you stay in the previous rank you was in. 
(End of outdated information)
Since patch 1.20 the qualifiers has been revamped. Qualifiers are now based on points earned rather than how many matches won. Naughty dog has said that the reason for this changed, is because its: ''allows your personal performance to impact your advancement to a much larger degree'' . For Example: To pass from Gold I to Platinum III, for example, you need to earn at least 35 points over the course of 5 matches, instead of just winning at least 3 out of five matches.
Also now if you fail a qualifier series with negative points, you will be penalise by that many points.
|Rank||Win Points||Loss Points||Points to Qualifiers|
Also you can bonus points depending on how well you are playing in your matches.
|Grade||Description||Bonus Point for a Win||Bonus Point for a loss|
|You are performing below what is expected for your Rank||None||None|
|You are performing at par with your Rank||10||-4|
|You are performing well relative to your Rank||20||-8|
|You are performing well above expected for your Rank||30||-12|
If a player reach Gold III, Platinum III, Diamond III or Master Rank they will unlock exclusive vanity rewards. The rewards get unlocked the moment you hit that Rank.Also at the end of a season, you will also get a variety of rewards based on what ranked you ended up. 
Season One Rewards
Gold - Golden Trucker cap
Platinum - Platinum Trucker cap
Diamond - Diamond Trucker cap
Master - Master Trucker cap
Gold III or higher - The Ranked Dab taunt move
Season Two Rewards
Gold - Gold Bandanna
Platinum - Platinum Bandanna
Diamond - Diamond Bandanna
Master - Master Bandanna
Season Three Rewards
Gold - Gold Aviators
Platinum - Platinum Aviators
Diamond - Diamond Aviators
Master - Master Aviators
- ↑ http://www.unchartedthegame.com/rank-system/the-system
- ↑ http://www.unchartedthegame.com/rank-system/design-philosophy
- ↑ http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/05/02/uncharted-4-multiplayer-guide-2/
- ↑ https://www.unchartedthegame.com/wiki
- ↑ http://www.unchartedthegame.com/rank-system/the-rewards