You have heard of tiers when talking about your tank and progressing up new tank lines, but what are battle tiers?
You can think of the “tier” of a match as being the maximum tier for a tank in that battle. When the in-game matchmaker is building a battle, it won’t choose tanks over that tier. For example, if the battle tier is VII, the highest tier tank that can be in a match is tier VII.
The matchmaker also enforces a maximum spread of 2 between tiers. So in battle tier VII matches, tanks can range from tier V to VII. This keeps players from seeing tanks that are way out of their league.
In the 8.11 update, we will be removing battle tier XII matches, though your matchmaking will not change dramatically. Previously, only tier X tanks were eligible for this tier, but now matchmaking is free to distribute tier X tanks more quickly in order to reduce queue times for tanks that may see them in battle.
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