Ranked Battles

Tired of looking for a worthy adversary? Gear up for Ranked Battles—a competitive mode for seasoned players to clash against the most formidable opponents with its due rewards.

The Ranked Battle mode is based on Standard Battle rules, features an XP-based matchmaking, and is only available for Tier X vehicles. You start with no rank and level up by securing victories and collecting chevrons.

Ranked Battle key features

  • Tier X vehicles only
  • Standard Battle rules
  • Rank-based matchmaking
  • Seasonal availability
Tier X vehicles only

You can participate in Ranked Battles in only Tier X vehicles. Use filters to quickly find the right vehicles.

Standard Battle rules

Just like Standard Battles, the Ranked Battle rules are:

  • Battle format: 15×15
  • Objective: capture the enemy base or destroy all enemy vehicles
  • Battle duration: up to 15 minutes
  • Maps: Mines, Prokhorovka, Abbey, El Halluf, Airfield, Malinovka, Himmelsdorf, Murovanka, Paris, Karelia, Lakeville, Siegfried Line, Sand River, Erlenberg, Arctic Region, Tundra, Ensk, Swamp, Westfield, Fisherman's Bay, Highway, Serene Coast, Windstorm, Fjords, Pilsen
Rank-based matchmaking

Players are matched according to their personal ranks, which are earned for effective performance in battle.

Each team gets players of the same rank. If this isn’t possible, the matchmaker generates rosters with players of different ranks, but of equal value, i.e. each player has an opponent of the same rank.

Seasonal availability

The Ranked Battle mode is available only during a special time period called a season.

To engage in a Ranked Battle: 

  1. Select Ranked Battle in the drop-down menu next to the Battle! button.
  2. Choose a Tier X vehicle.
  3. Click Battle! 

 

All battles take place only during Prime Time. Hover over Ranked Battle in the drop-down menu next to the Battle! button to see the Prime Time schedule.

 

You can find all the information about your progress, Ranked Battle schedule, rules, and rewards on the Ranked Battle screen:

  1. Select Ranked Battle in the drop-down menu next to the Battle! button.
  2. Click the Ranked Battle widget under the Battle! button.

Seasons and Stages

Like many other competitions, the Ranked Battle mode isn’t available all the time: you can participate in Ranked Battles only during a special time period called a season.

Follow the official portal news to learn when the next season begins. If the season start date is already known, it is displayed in the Battle Mode menu under Ranked Battle .

 

A season is divided into three stages, and each stage comprises seven days, meaning that each season lasts for 21 days.

Click the calendar icon  on the Ranked Battle screen to see the current stage schedule.

Ranks

The main objective of Ranked Battles is to earn ranks. The more battles you win and the more XP you earn, the higher the ranks and the bigger the rewards you get.

Ranks are earned within a stage. That means that when the first stage is over, all ranks you have earned are reset and you start fresh when the second stage begins. But don’t worry—all information about the ranks earned is stored and used to determine if you’re a Season Leader in each stage.

You can earn two types of rank: personal rank and vehicle rank.

  • Personal rank
  • Vehicle rank
Personal rank

Five personal ranks can be earned, from Rank I up to Rank V.

In most cases, you earn ranks by winning battles, but you can lose a rank if the battle is lost. Rank I and Rank V, however, cannot be lost within a stage.

Vehicle rank

Personal Rank V grants you access to vehicle ranks.

Unlike personal ranks, the number of vehicle ranks is not limited. However, you have to earn these ranks separately for each vehicle. And the true beauty of vehicle ranks is that you do not lose them even if you’re defeated in battle.

Chevrons

To earn a rank, both personal and vehicle, you need to collect a certain number of chevrons. The number of chevrons required differs for different ranks: the higher the rank, the more chevrons you need to collect.

For the most part, one battle victory equals one chevron. When you collect enough chevrons, you are promoted to the next rank. However, when you lose a battle, you’re likely to lose a chevron too, and in some cases even end up losing a rank.

That’s how chevrons can be earned and lost: 

  • You get a chevron when you are among the top 10 players of the winning team by XP earned.
  • You receive no chevrons when you are in the bottom 5 of the winning team or the top 5 of the losing team.
  • You lose a chevron when you’re in bottom 10 of the losing team.
  • If a battle ends in a draw, both teams are losing teams: the top 5 players of both teams keep their chevrons, and the rest lose one.

Rank Points

You receive Rank Points for each promotion to the next rank, both personal and vehicle.

If you earned a personal rank, lost it, and then earned it again during the same stage, you do not receive Rank Points for this rank.

Rank Points are not reset when the stage ends. The number of Rank Points earned determines if you become one of the Season Leaders and ultimately enter one of the prize leagues.

The number of Rank Points that you earn for each personal and vehicle rank may differ from season to season, so check the official portal news for detailed information and values.

Season Leaders

The most skilled, tough, and experienced tankers of Ranked Battles become Season Leaders. Your place on the Season Leaders leaderboard is defined by Rank Points: the more points you earn, the higher your position among other players.

It wouldn’t be a competition if it was that easy: to always be on the Season Leaders leaderboard, you need to accumulate enough Rank Points during each stage of the season. Check the official portal news for the minimum total number of Rank Points required to be a Season Leader in each stage.

When the season is over, the top 50% of the Season Leaders join three prize leagues, from League I to League III.

League I League II League III Players in none
of the leagues
Top 10% of the
Season Leaders
Next 15% Next 25% Remaining 50%

SEASON LEADERS

If you enter one of the leagues, you get League rewards. It goes without saying that those who end up in League I reap the best rewards.

Rewards

Every substantial effort in Ranked Battles is duly rewarded.

You get rewards for all prominent achievements: when you complete a mission, rise to the next rank, or ultimately enter one of the prize leagues.

Types of Rewards

Here is a list of rewards you can get in Ranked Battles.

  • Mission reward
  • Personal rank reward
  • Vehicle rank reward
  • Stage reward
  • League reward
Mission reward

  • Received for completing a special Ranked Battle mission.
Personal rank reward

  • Received for rising to the next personal rank.
  • The higher the rank you attain, the better the reward.
  • If you earned a personal rank, lost it, and then earned it again in the same stage, you receive no reward for the second time.
Vehicle rank reward

  • Received for earning a vehicle rank.
  • Can be received an unlimited number of times.
  • The reward is the same for all vehicle ranks within the same stage.
Stage reward

  • Received for the highest personal rank achieved within a stage.
  • Received when a stage is over.
  • The higher the personal rank you’ve reached, the better the reward.
  • The reward can be earned only for a personal rank. No reward is received for a vehicle rank.
League reward

  • Received for entering one of the prize leagues.
  • Received several days after a season ends.
  • Three different rewards are granted for the three leagues. League I gets the best reward.

 

For detailed information about all rewards, go to the Ranked Battle screen and click Season Rewards.

 

 You can receive a range of different things as part of the reward:

  Credits

  Gold

  Personal reserves

  Premium Account time

  Consumables

  Vehicle slots

  Badges

  Bonds

Badges

A badge is a unique decoration that you receive for participation in Ranked Battles and joining one of the prize leagues. Badges demonstrate your unbeaten results in Ranked Battles. They are displayed in the Garage and next to your name in all battles for everyone to see.

Three types of badges are awarded depending on the league you’ve entered.

Gold Badge Silver Badge Bronze Badge
League I League II League III
The number on a badge indicates the season when the badge was received.

 

For those who don’t want to show their mastery gamewide, badges can be disabled in the Player’s Account. Click your user name in the upper left corner of the Garage, and then click the badge slot.

Bonds and Goods for Bonds

Bonds are a special in-game currency that you receive for participation in Ranked Battles as Stage and League rewards.

You can use bonds to purchase unique items: Improved equipment and directives.

Improved equipment

Improved equipment has the same effect as its “standard” version, but features a bigger bonus.

For example, the Coated Optics Standard equipment gives +10% to view range, whereas the Experimental Optics Improved equipment boasts +12.5% to view range.

You can purchase and demount Improved equipment using only bonds. Improved equipment is mounted into regular equipment slots, but it cannot be combined with the same version of Standard equipment.

Check this news article to learn more about Improved equipment.

Directives

Directives enhance mounted equipment or crew perks and skills. You can buy two types of directives: Equipment directives and Crew directives.

  • Equipment directives
  • Crew directives
Equipment directives

Equipment directives provide an additional bonus to mounted equipment.

For example, the Optical Calibration directive gives +2.5% to view range. So if you add this directive to the Coated Optics Standard equipment, you have +12.5% to view range in total. And if you enhance the Experimental Optics Improved equipment, you get an amazing +15% to view range.

Crew directives

Crew directives provide an additional bonus to trained perks and skills or work as a 100% trained perk or skill.

For example, the Increased Attention directive works as the Sixth Sense skill if you don’t have it or decreases skill activation time by 1 second if you already have it.

You can purchase directives using only bonds and cannot sell them. Directives are mounted into special slots and effective for one battle.

Read this news article to find out more about directives.

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