Ranked Battles: Battle it out with Tier VIII Tanks from July 12 to 14!

Prepare to fight for power in Tier VIII Ranked Battles this weekend.

The time has come! Get ready to roll out with your Tier VIII vehicles in the latest season of Ranked Battles. Grab any Tier VIII tank and jump into Ranked Battles on the main menu from July 12 until July 14 to win a glorious array of prizes and Medals! There are nine leagues to conquer, so prepare yourself!

This season of Ranked Battles will include the opportunity for Clans to compete for additional rewards (combined with the ones from Ranked Battles) in the Clan Competition. Take a look at our dedicated article here to find out more

Surpass the Iron League and get plenty of rewards, including Silver and Premium time. Reach the Master League or above to earn Commander's, General's, and Hero's War Chests!


12 Jul
17:00 Local Time
15 Jul
08:59 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 can test 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 you points towards your ranking. You can move up in Leagues, but you will not be demoted to lower Leagues. Combat takes place in solo 7v7 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.

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

Ranked Battles are unlocked at Tier III, however you must fight with a Tier VIII vehicle in order to participate. If you own a tank that meets the Tier criteria to unlock the mode, you will see the “Ranked Battles Unlocked!” celebration screen.

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 the Ranked Battles mode, you will be asked to leave your Platoon.

To participate in this Ranked Battles season, you will need a Tier VIII tank.

Ranked Battles: Game Mode Screen

Once you have unlocked the Ranked Battles 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 Battles 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 Battles season ends.
  • Season rules: Each Ranked Battles 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 use the Standard battle type and take place on the following maps, which allow for better 7v7 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 pay-outs below, plus an exclusive medal for the league you placed in.

  • Iron League medal
  • 30,000Silver
  • Bronze League medal

300 Points to advance to the Silver League!

  • 60,000Silver
  • Silver League Medal

400 Points to advance to the Gold League!

  • 210,000Silver
  • Gold League Medal

500 Points to advance to the Platinum League!

  • 350,000Silver
  • (1) day of Premium Account
  • Platinum League Medal

600 Points to advance to the Master League!

  • 650,000Silver
  • (1) Commander's War Chest
  • (2) day of Premium Account
  • Master League Medal

700 Points to advance to the Senior Master League!

  • 1,150,000Silver
  • (1) Commander’s War Chest 
  • (3) days of Premium Account
  • Senior Master League Medal

800 Points to advance to the Chief Master League!

  • 1,400,000Silver
  • (2) Commander's War Chest  
  • (1) General's War Chest  
  • (3) days of Premium Account
  • Chief Master League Medal

900 Points to advance to the Grand Master League!

  • 2,400,000Silver
  • (2) Commander's War Chest
  • (2) General's War Chest
  • (1) Hero's War Chest 
  • (7) days of Premium Account
  • 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 if 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 your highest League reached.


Do I move down Leagues if I am experiencing a losing streak?

  • No, players cannot go down Leagues.

Will Ranked Battles take place in the same Multiplayer Matchmaker?

  • No, Ranked Battles will have their own Matchmaking queue to better narrow down players that qualify for the active season

Do I need a Premium Account to enter the Ranked Battles Mode?

  • No.  Players can participate in Ranked Battles without premium time

Are there any tank restrictions when playing in ranked battles?  Can I play with premium tanks, be able to 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 there be Ops in Ranked Battles?

  • Ranked Battles may have specific Ops. 

Will Ranked Battles affect my stats?

  • Ranked Battle matches do not affect stats.

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

  • Players must play 1 preliminary battle in order to be ranked.

Can I platoon with my friends in Ranked Battles?

  • No. Ranked Battles can only be played solo. 

I don't see Ranked Battles on my Game Menu, how do I unlock it?

  • Player must own a Tier III or higher vehicle to unlock the Ranked Battle Mode. 

Do players earn Silver and XP in the Ranked Battle Mode?

  • Yes. Players will earn Silver and XP.

Do players pay for Tank Repairs in the Ranked Battle Mode?

  • No, tank repairs are Free. 

What is the team size for Ranked Battles?

  • Ranked battles will be 7v7. 

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

  • Yes. You will receive a celebration pop up letting you know and you will still be able to enter the mode after the season is over to view the ladder tab. 

What game modes are available in Ranked Battles?

  • Ranked Battles only uses the Standard Battle game mode. Assault, Encounter and Team Destruction are not active. 

What Tier tank can I use in Ranked Battles?

  • This season will use Tier VIII tanks only.
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