Tier X vehicles, get ready for new levels of challenge!
For 2020–2021, Ranked Battles will return to World of Tanks with three (3) exciting new Seasons. The first Season will kick off in mid-summer, which will allow you to try out several important changes and revisions we’ve been working on. Take a sneak peek at our plans for one of the most competitive modes in World of Tanks.
For the upcoming Seasons, we’ll reduce the number of ranks in Divisions from 15 to 10. The number of chevrons you need to earn to advance from one rank to another will also change, making Ranked Battles more manageable yet more competitive and challenging. We’re taking this measure to improve your experience and get you more involved in playing in Leagues. Thanks to these changes, you’ll be able to reach Leagues faster and progress quicker in the mode.
In addition to Bonus Battles you're already familiar with, we're adding new mechanics, Daily Bonus Battles, which will be available when you reach Leagues. They will be credited daily, and their number will depend on your results when completing Qualification.
Another way to get Daily Bonus Battles is to complete special daily battle missions for different vehicle roles. Added each day, these stand-alone missions will be available as soon as you qualify for a League. You will receive bonds (and Daily Bonus Battles, of course) for completing them.
To express our appreciation for your involvement and to encourage the most skillful commanders, we are introducing a special leaderboard featuring the names of the top Ranked Battles 2020-2021 players. This ranking will be determined by your highest battle effectiveness and best performance during all 3 Seasons.
A special series of battle missions will be available throughout Ranked Battles 2020-2021. Their conditions will be tied to the mode’s progression system. Upon fulfilling the conditions of this series of missions, you will unlock the opportunity to purchase special in-game items using bonds. Then, after completing subsequent missions, you will gradually increase your personal cumulative discount for these unique prizes.
More details about the cumulative discount will be shared in the 2020-2021 Season announcement.
Initially, Ranked Battles were conceived as a highly competitive mode in which the strongest players fought on a level playing field. In this mode, your experience and individual mastery have always been your main advantages over adversaries.
The most highly-skilled players often own powerful reward tanks that they have earned by merit in other game modes or events, but as these vehicles are limited in the game, not all Ranked Battles players have access to them. Given the competitive nature of Ranked Battles, we wanted to give all players the same chance to take part. In order to create equal conditions for all players, we made an important decision. For the upcoming Seasons of Ranked Battles, only players in researchable and Collectors’ vehicles will be able to participate in this mode.
Below is a list of reward tanks whose participation in the upcoming three Seasons of Ranked Battles will be limited.
By carefully analyzing your feedback and your battles in this mode, we aim to diversify your gameplay experience and improve the mode as much as possible. As always, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts and opinions as they help us make Ranked Battles even more exciting!
More details about the upcoming Seasons and the changes mentioned above will be available in a dedicated announcement. Stay tuned!