What to Expect: Ranked Battles 2020–2021

Tier X vehicles, get ready for new levels of challenge!

For 2020–2021, Ranked Battles will return to World of Tanks with 3 exciting new Seasons. The first Season will kick off in Q3 and will allow you to try out several important changes and revisions we’re currently working on. Take a sneak peek at our plans for one of the most competitive modes in World of Tanks.

Revamped Progression System

In the upcoming Seasons, we’ll reduce the number of chevrons you need to earn from one rank to another, and Ranked Battles will be more manageable while remaining competitive and challenging. We’re taking this measure to improve your experience and get you more involved in playing in Leagues, as you’ll be able to reach Leagues faster and speed up your progress in the mode.

Bonus Battles & Daily Missions

In addition to the Bonus Battles you're already familiar with, we're adding Daily Bonus Battles, which will become available when you reach the Leagues. They will be credited daily, and the number you receive will depend on your Qualification results.

Daily Bonus Battles are consumed before regular Bonus Battles and are not carried over to the next day, so for maximum battle efficiency, be sure to use them before they disappear!

You can get even more Daily Bonus Battles by completing 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, and will reward you with bonds (and Daily Bonus Battles, of course).

The Leaderboard

To express our appreciation for your involvement and to encourage the most skillful commanders, we aim to introduce a special leaderboard, featuring the names of the top Ranked Battles 2020-2021 players. This ranking will be determined by your highest battle efficiency and best performance for all 3 Seasons.

New Items for Bonds

Another special series of battle missions will be available throughout Ranked Battles 2020-2021. Their conditions will be tied to the mode's progression system. By completing these missions, you will gain access to valuable and useful in-game items that can be purchased for bonds in the in-game shop. The list of available items is being updated, and subsequent missions will gradually increase your personal cumulative discount in bonds for these prizes.

More details will be available in the Season announcement, so look out for it!

Vehicle Limitations in Ranked Battles 2020–2021

Initially, Ranked Battles were conceived as a highly competitive mode in which the strongest players fought on an equal 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 Battle players have access to them. Given the competitive nature of Ranked Battles, we want to give all players the same chances to take part, so in order to create equal conditions for all players, we’ve made an important decision. In the upcoming Seasons of Ranked Battles, only players in researchable and collectible 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 not be permitted:

Through careful analysis of your feedback and your battles in this mode, we aim to diversify your gameplay experience and improve upon the mode as much as possible. As always, we appreciate you sharing your opinions and thoughts; they will help us make Ranked Battles even more exciting!

More details about the upcoming Seasons and all the changes above will be available in a dedicated announcement. Stay tuned!