Matchmaker Bug? Top Tier all the time? – Updated

Hello everyone,

Thanks to Lyrarium for posting this on Reddit, he found what it could either be a bug or just a coincidence. It starts with the player creating a platoon and stay alone in the platoon when pressing battle. His experience with this is that he got placed as either Top Tier or same Tier battles all the time.

Other players already started testing based on his reports and the majority reported back with the same experience, either placed as Top Tier or same Tier battles all the time.

CaptainMuffler from SEAL tried this using Tier VIII and in eight games he only got matched against Tier IX once and he never got matched against Tier X. Twitch Streamer skill4ltu was doing this during his stream last night and he got the same results: Top Tier all the time!

Source: World of Tanks Reddit

Can this be considered bug exploit?

Now it comes the tricky part, can this be considered a bug exploit and a reason for Wargaming to ban any user doing it? In my opinion it’s a grey area, while it’s a simple bug and the player isn’t directly affecting nor does he have an advantage over other players, it can be considered a bug exploit because it makes the player be either Top Tier or end up on a same tier battle, making each battle a lot easier to perform better. I wouldn’t recommend anyone trying this, bug exploit is against EULA and be punishable with a permanent ban.

This is clearly not something that was meant to be there and how Matchmaker should work, and again please remember I haven’t tested this myself, but I’ll keep an eye out on this and see what other players are reporting.

Update #1 – 12:15

I’ve been in contact with Ph3lan and MrConway and they are now aware of this and confirmed Wargaming is currently investigating this. I’ll update the post accordingly as soon as I have more information.

Update #2 – 15:20

MrConway confirmed this was working for him, but a further investigation is required. Nothing else was reported back at the moment, but I had several players contacting me confirming that in 10/20 battles, either they were Top Tier 100%, other cases seems out of 10 they get 8 Top Tier battles.

Russian blogs have also reported on this and in over 30 battles, they ended up being Top Tier 100%. It seems this is getting widely spread across players, so I would expect a quick fix from Wargaming.

Update #3 – 16:25

Got confirmation from Wargaming this is a bug and they are working to fix this issue. Also Ph3lan, Wargaming Community Manager kindly confirmed that the exploit of any but is against game rules.


Ph3lan: Using any exploit is against the game rules and can result in repercussions against the players using it. If a player discovers a bug they should report it to customer support.


If you value your account, I wouldn’t advise anyone to use it at all, plus the massive use of this bug can result in other problems regarding Matchmaking. Let’s hope this is fixed quickly.

Update #4 – 16:45

Anton ‘Evilly’ Pankov confirmed Wargaming already has a fix and should be implemented very soon.


Evilly: “The issue is known, there is already a fix, we will soon release it. Thank you for noticing the issue.”


Source: VK.com

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14 thoughts on “Matchmaker Bug? Top Tier all the time? – Updated

  1. saw “skill4ltu” a famous streamer abusing this all night yesterday to make his 3 marks on tanks. you can go on https://www.twitch.tv/skill4ltu and see his stream from last last… fake marks, and i was wondering why i never seemed to be top tier last night.. it was because soo many people abusing this s…..

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    • wow nothing like throwing someone under the bus

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      • That isn’t ‘throwing someone under the bus’ as that would mean they were being sacrificed for something unnecessary, this would be ‘advising others that this player is benefiting from cheating/abusing exploits’ which is the exact opposite of being sacrificed.

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  2. Just gave this a try with my t6 and never got tiered up in the 5 games i played. Hope they fix this soon.

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  3. I played 21 games last night and only got 1 top tier, this game has become a huge joke.

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  4. God forbid the match maker be fair and only be a 1 or 2 tier difference game

    This is why their fan base isnt growing at all and why people leave the game, ive talked to 20 plus people about world of tanks and everysingle one of them hates that you are always bottom tier, stock and the grinds take way to long, even with wows but the grind is better in wows, the community and player base is better and the amount shitty ships vs tanks is much lower, amazing

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    God forbid the match maker be fair and only be a 1 tier difference game

    This is why their fan base isnt growing at all and why people leave the game, ive talked to 20 plus people about world of tanks and everysingle one of them hates that you are always bottom tier, stock and the grinds take way to long, even with wows but the grind is better in wows, the community and player base is better and the amount shitty ships vs tanks is much lower, amazing

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  6. Ok, I also tried it out in 10 games with the Tiger P. Out of those I got matched in same tier or top tier games in 7 out of those 10, the other 3 were however 3-5-7 games with me being the middle tier. I never had a game in which I was bottom tier. In my opinion, it might be too small sample size to draw a definite conclusion but it seems to have an effect on the matchmaker.

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  7. I realy dont understand why you make an public post about this, i mean this problem would be nearly unknown and wargaming could fix it without let everyone know about it 😉 now the mm is totally broken becouse everyone is abusing it.. if you click into a battle without using the bug you are allways bottomtier.. and if you abuse it allways toptier.. i mean im pretty sure that there would be maybe a few tousand of players abusing that before it was published

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  8. Good to know. Sometimes I play in a singleplatoon that I dont get a invitation during the game.
    Never recognized that I am always top tier. But maybe I did it before 9.18

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  9. I tried with 10 or 15 battles to be sure, in tier 5. I was always top tier, and almost always in a tier-5-only game. I also noticed that if you first tag yourself as “ready” in the platoon and then go into a battle, the bug doesn’t work : i tried once and got matched against tier 7. You must not be “ready” in the platoon.

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  10. What kind of consequences except permanent ban?
    I did use it for about 20 +- matches (Yeah, shameful I know).

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