Ev1n, World of Warships Producer, has shared some information about Ranked Battles when he was asked about it by a player.
Yaskaraxx: Anyway: could us players be given a choice BEFORE accepting a random-battle. I mean: if one notices BEFORE a battle begins that yr totally out-matched, that one should have the possibility to decline such a random battle? For instance: I would certainly like it when i would have the opportunity to leave a “team-up” when noticing that all other ships 1 or 2 tiers lower (or higher) than my ship. If would give me the opportunity to make a choice for a real sportive & challenging battle before a battle starts.
So, in short:
- When do we get our ranked battles back?
- Can we get an option to “leave an unbalanced team-up” prior to a battle starts?
- February / March next year.
- This is not possible, for may different reasons. Foremost of them is that the tier spread in battle is part of the core design of the game. Without it the game would lose more than it would gain.
Some sources claimed “Ev1n is not to be trusted…” but I believe this is solid information. So if you were looking to get Ranked Battles any time soon, you will have to wait a little bit more.
Source: World of Warships EU Forum