Ranked Battles: Top-Tier Warfare from December 21-23!

New prizes are available, including Commander's, General's and Hero's War Chests!

It's time for some top-tier showdowns. Grab any Tier X tank, and jump into Ranked Battles from December 21 until December 23 to win a glorious array of prizes and Medals! There are nine leagues to reach for, and the only question is, how high can you climb?


For the first time, you can claim War Chests as prizes by reaching the Gold League and above!

From
21 Dec
18:01 Local Time
Until
23 Dec
09:59 Local Time

What are Ranked Battles?


Ranked Battles are an opportunity to demonstrate your tactics against opponents and be rewarded for your success. During a Ranked Battles Season, tankers hone their skills by trying to place in the highest League before the Season ends for bragging rights and rewards!

Player performance and the outcome of battles in Ranked Battles will earn or lose points counted towards ranking. You can move up in Leagues, but you will not be demoted to lower Leagues. Combat takes place in solo 7 v 7 battles on selected maps using only the Standard Battle game mode. In Ranked Battles, you won't be charged for tank repairs, so you will see increased Silver earnings compared to battles in Multiplayer.

During this season, in every battle that you either deal 500+ damage, assist in 500+ damage by detecting enemies, or detect 2+ vehicles, you'll receive double the Silver!

At the end of the Season, you will earn a medal and rewards based on the League you managed to reach.

League-Based Matchmaking

The matchmaker will first attempt to match players in the same league together, followed by players in surrounding leagues, and finally, with available players from any league based on how long the player has been waiting in the queue.

  • Same-league matchmaking expires after 90 seconds
  • Surrounding league matchmaking expires after 120 seconds
  • Matchmaking with any league begins after 120 seconds

How to Participate


To unlock the mode, you must own a Tier III vehicle or higher. Once the season starts, you can find the Ranked Battles mode alongside other game modes when you start up World of Tanks. Ranked Battles are for solo players only. If you are part of a Platoon while attempting to switch to Ranked Battles mode, you will be asked to leave your Platoon.

To participate in this Ranked Battle season, you will need a Tier X tank.

Ranked Battles: Game Mode Screen


Once you have unlocked the Ranked Battle mode, it will be visible in the Game Mode selection screen. The Game Mode screen will provide the following information about Ranked Battles:

  • Season: The current Ranked Battle season in which players will be able to participate within the duration of the event.
  • Countdown to the end of the season: Players will be given information as to when the Ranked Battle season ends.
  • Season rules: Each Ranked Battle season will come with its own unique set of rules.

Earning and Losing Points


Once unlocked, you will need to complete one preliminary battle to be placed into a League. Once placed, you will be able to see how many points you have won or lost after each Ranked Battle. Points are awarded as follows:

  • Win the battle: +100 Points
  • Lose the battle: -100 Points
  • As the top XP earner on the losing team: +100 Points
  • Upon entering a new league: +100 Points

Maps and Modes


Ranked Battles uses the Standard battle type and takes place on the following maps. These smaller maps allow for better gameplay within 7 v 7 battles:

  • Himmelsdorf
  • Himmelsdorf Winter
  • Cliff
  • Cliff Rain
  • Ghost Town
  • Ensk
  • Ensk War
  • Liberty Falls
  • Pilsen
  • Abbey
  • Abbey Night
  • Airfield
  • Airfield War
  • Ravaged Capital
  • Karelia
  • Karelia Rain

Leagues and Rewards


There are nine possible Leagues to join this Season, and the leagues you are initially placed in and can reach as you progress are entirely dependent on how well you play. Depending on where you place by the season's end, you will score one of the payouts below, plus an exclusive medal for the league you placed in.

Players have 30 days after the end of the season to claim their Ranked Battles rewards. Rewards are not cumulative.

  • Iron League Medal

300 Points to advance to the Bronze League!

  • 50,000Silver
  • Bronze League Medal

400 Points to advance to the Silver League!

  • 100,000Silver
  • Silver League Medal

500 Points to advance to the Gold League!

  • 150,000Silver
  • Commander's War Chest ( 1 )
  • Gold League Medal

600 Points to advance to the Platinum League!

  • 200,000Silver
  • Commander's War Chest ( 2 )
  • Days of Premium ( 1 )
  • Platinum League Medal

700 Points to advance to the Master League!

  • 1,000,000Silver
  • Commander's War Chest ( )
  • General's War Chest ( 1 )
  • Days of Premium ( 1 )
  • Master League Medal

800 Points to advance to the Senior Master League!

  • 1,500,000Silver
  • General's War Chest ( 1 )
  • Hero's War Chest ( 1 )
  • Days of Premium ( )
  • Senior Master League Medal

900 Points to advance to the Chief Master League!

  • 2,500,000Silver
  • Commander's War Chest ( )
  • General's War Chest ( 1 )
  • Hero's War Chest ( )
  • Days of Premium ( 3 )
  • Chief Master League Medal

1,000 Points to advance to the Grand Master League!

  • 5,000,000Silver
  • Commander's War Chest ( 2 )
  • General's War Chest ( 2 )
  • Hero's War Chest ( 2 )
  • Days of Premium ( 7 )
  • Grand Master League Medal

End of Season


When the Season ends, your total points and highest League attained will be displayed, along with the rewards you have qualified for. You will also still be able to enter the Ranked Battle mode to view the 'Ladder' tab after the Season is over. This is useful in case you want to check the Leaderboard to see where you finished amongst players in your League, your friends, and your Clan (if you are in one).

You will also receive an in-game medal based on the highest League reached.

Ordered by League, lowest to highest, left to right.

FAQ


Do I move down in Leagues if I'm on a losing streak?

No, you cannot move down a League.

Will Ranked Battles matchmaking be the same as Random Battles?

No, Ranked Battles have their own matchmaking queue.

Do I need a Premium account to enter Ranked Battles?

No, players can participate without having to purchase Premium time.

Are there any tank restrictions? Can I play with Premium tanks, use camo or Premium ammo?

Other than the restrictions applied to the ranked battles at the beginning of the season, players can play as if they were in Multiplayer.

Will Ranked Battles affect my stats?

No, Ranked Battles do not affect your stats.

Can I Platoon in Ranked Battles?

Negative, Ranked Battles can only be played by solo tankers.

I don't see Ranked Battles on the menu. How do I unlock it?

You must first own a Tier III or higher vehicle.

How many battles do I need to play to get placed into a League?

You must play one battle to be ranked and placed.

Do I pay for tank repairs in the Ranked Battle mode?

No, tank repairs are free.

What is the team size for Ranked Battles?

Battles are 7 v 7.

Will all maps be available to play in Ranked Battles?

No. Ranked Battles are only 7 v 7 so the maps are restricted to smaller ones for better gameplay.

What tier tank can I use in Ranked Battles?

Tier X tanks only for this season.

Once the Season is over, will I be able to see my final position?

Yes, you will receive a pop up letting you know where you placed. You will also be able to enter the mode after the Season is over to view the 'Ladder' tab.

What game modes are available?

Only Standard battle types are available.

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