World of Tanks

Ranked Battles: Season I Start & Discounts!

Ranked Battles have started today for the European server and with them, Wargaming decided to give us all one nice discount. From 19 February at 06:00 to 26 February at 06:00 CET, you can enjoy a full 30% discount on all Tier VIII, IX and X regular vehicles.

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Time to start that grind and save some credits, even if you don’t want to play Ranked Battles because it’s not every day we get an opportunity to save 30% on high tiers.


Ranked Battles Details

Definitions

  • A season is a time period, when the Ranked Battles are available. Each separate season may differ in regulations and rewards.
  • Stage: a season can be divided into stages; each one has a particular duration. Following the end of a stage, the results of the Season Leaders are saved, while the ranks get reset.
  • Rank is a progress element within a season. Ranks are earned for an account: they do not depend on vehicles used for earning them.
  • Chevron is a progress element that determines the “distance” to the next rank or vehicle rank point. Depending on the battle results, a player can earn, lose, or retain a chevron. The number of chevrons between ranks and vehicle rank points may vary.
  • Rank that can be lost: a rank a player can lose (go to a lower rank) when losing a chevron.
  • Permanent rank: a rank that is secured and a player cannot lose it (within the current stage) even if a chevron is lost.
  • Points: each new rank or vehicle rank point earns a particular number of points; the total number of points determines the position of the player among the Season Leaders.
  • Season Leaders is a leaderboard that distributes the participants of the Ranked Battles depending on the earned points and other performance indexes. To get placed on the Season Leaders board, a player should earn a particular number of points within the current season.
  • League: the leaderboard of Season Leaders divided into three leagues that correspond to players’ battle performance.
  • Ceasefire: a particular period of day, when the Ranked Battles mode is unavailable on the current server.
  • Crates with rewards are crates that contain the rewards received upon opening them.
  • Prime Time is a particular period of day, when the Ranked Battles mode will be available for playing on particular servers.
  • Ranked Battles Efficiency is the ratio of battles in which a chevron was received to the total number of Ranked Battles fought within a season.
  • Ranked Battles Calendar displays the Prime Time and Stage periods on servers.
  • Base Experience is experience that is earned in battle without Premium Account, Clan and Personal Reserves. It is displayed in the Team Result tab in the battle results.
  • Rank Shield is a functionality that allows retaining particular ranks even in case of losing a chevron (the shields have durability).

How to Participate

  • The Ranked Battles Season 1 starts on 19 February.
  • To participate in the mode, any Tier X vehicle is required.
  • To play in the Ranked Battles mode, players need to select it in the battle mode selector in the Garage.
  • The Ranked Battles are available only within the Prime Time on particular servers that can be changed during the season:
    • Monday–Friday:
      • EU1: 16:00 – 23:00 CET (UTC+1)
    • Saturday & Sunday:
      • EU1: 15:00 – 23:00 CET (UTC+1)

Format and Duration

Format

  • The Ranked Battles are played in seasons.
  • The Ranked Battles are played 15×15 (Standard battle).
  • Battle duration is 15 minutes.
  • Victory conditions: destroy all enemy vehicles or capture the enemy base.
  • The matchmaker works similarly to the matchmaker in Random Battles. Additionally, it considers ranks, when assembling teams.
  • Available maps: Karelia, Malinovka, Himmelsdorf, Prokhorovka, Ensk, Lakeville, Mines, Murovanka, Siegfried Line, Abbey, Westfield, Sand River, El Halluf, Airfield, Fjords, Fisherman’s Bay, Arctic Region, Highway, Serene Coast, Tundra, Windstorm, Paris, Pilsen.
  • Platoons are not available in this mode.
  • The economy in the mode is similar to that of the Random Battles.

Season

  • The first season will last 21 days and will not be divided into stages.
  • The mode is available from 19.02.2018 at 09:00 until 12.03.2018 at 09:00 CET (UTC+1).
  • The exact schedule of the mode availability can be found in the game.

Chevrons

  • Places I–III on the winning team will earn 2 chevrons.
  • Places IV–X on the winning team (and whoever is place I on the losing team) will earn 1 chevron.
  • Places XI–XV on the winning team and places II–V on the losing team will retain a chevron.
  • Places VI–XV on the losing team will lose a chevron.
  • A draw is considered to be lost by both teams.
  • If several players earned the same amount of experience, all of them earn/retain a chevron (i.e. the players with the same amount of earned experience).
  • In case of extremely low battle performance (the amount of the earned experience is 0) a chevron will be lost irrespective of the battle outcome.

Ranks

  • 15 ordinary ranks are available.
  • Ranks 1 and 15 are permanent.
  • Number of chevrons required per rank:
Ranks 1 2–4 5–6 7–9 10–11 12–14 15
Chevrons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Shields

  • If the current rank is shielded and the shield has sufficient durability, the player can retain the rank even when losing a chevron.
  • The shield durability is decreased after losing a chevron in a battle.
  • An earned chevron will completely restore the shield durability.
  • At rank 5, the shield will completely lose durability after three battles, in which the rank should have been lost.
  • At rank 10, the shield will completely lose durability after two battles, in which the rank should have been lost.
  • At rank 13, the shield will completely lose durability after one battle, in which the rank should have been lost.

Matchmaker

  • The matchmaker attempts to assemble the teams with the maximum difference of two ranks. If the conditions cannot be met, the rank threshold is extended.
  • Teams will always consist of an equal number of players of a particular rank.
  • When assembling the teams, the matchmaker does not consider the points.
  • If the matchmaker is unable to assemble the teams during 5 minutes, the battle will not be created and the players will be sent to the Garage.

Points

  • Each new rank earns 1 point.
  • Each new vehicle rank earns 1 point.
  • A point is received only for a new rank. If the same rank is achieved repeatedly, a point will not be received.

Vehicle rank points

  • Upon achieving rank 15, players are able to earn vehicle rank points.
  • Vehicle rank points are unlimited.
  • After earning a vehicle rank point, the chevron progress starts anew at the same rank.
  • Vehicle rank points are not bound to a particular vehicle; they are shared by all vehicles.
  • The number of chevrons between the vehicle rank points is five.

Season Leaders

  • Player’s position on the Season Leaders depends on the total number of points earned within a season.
  • If several players have the same number of points, other parameters are successively compared:
    • Ranked Battles Efficiency
    • Average damage in the mode
    • Average experience (considering the Premium Account)
    • Damage caused by player’s assistance
  • If all five parameters are equal, all players will belong to the league of the highest shared position.
  • The leaderboard of the Season Leaders will be available in the game client and on the portal on 19 February at 18:00 CET (UTC+1).
  • The leaderboard will be built if at least 10 players joined it.
  • The leaderboard will be updated daily.
  • To be placed on the leaderboard, 6 points should be earned points, earned within the season.
  • The Season Leaders will be divided into 4 groups:
    • League I: top 10% of players
    • League II: next 15% of players
    • League III: next 25% of players
    • Players, who are not among the Season Leaders.
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