Explaining the Ranking System in League of Legends: Wild Rift
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When Riot Games first announced League of Legends: Wild Rift, questions were raised about how the ranking system was going to work in the game. Moreover, Riot added a new rank, ‘Emerald’ between Platinum and Diamond. In this article, we will be talking in-depth about the ranking system in Wild Rift. We’ll also be answering some of the frequently asked questions about ranked marks, ranked fortitude, and much more.
Ranks in Wild Rift
There are a total of 10 ranks in the game. Each rank rewards the players with unique ‘Season Rewards’ when the season ends.
Ranks from Diamond and below are subdivided into 4 sub ranks, meaning you’ll have to climb each sub rank before reaching the next upper tier in the ranking system. For example, you need to climb from Iron IV to Iron I before getting to Bronze IV. You don’t know from which rank you’re ranked journey begins as the placement matches decide your starting rank.
How Do Placement Matches work in Wild Rift?
- Players need to play 10 placement matches in the beginning.
- Rank will be allotted after each placement match.
- Wins reward players with 2 ranked marks.
- No penalty for losing a game during the placements.
Winning a game will give players a ‘Ranked Mark’ whereas losing a game will deduct one. Now, players will earn ‘Ranked Fortitude,’ which can protect you from losing a Ranked Mark after defeat. You’ll also need a certain amount of Ranked Marks to rank up each division. Interestingly, Riot has removed Solo/Duo and Flex Queue, and there is only one Ranked Queue in Wild Rift in which you can play solo or with your friends in a team of 3, 4, or 5.
How Does the Promotion Series Work?
In League of Legends: Wild Rift, every time you enter your promotion games, you have to win a certain number of games to get promoted to the next upper tier.
- Iron – Bronze → 2 Wins
- Silver – Diamonds → 3 Wins
- Master – Challenger → No Promotion Series
How Does Rank Fortitude Work in Wild Rift?
Ranked Fortitude is generally obtained by:
- Playing Good
- Not going AFK in matches
- Maintaining Win Streaks
When your Ranked Fortitude is half or more than half, and you lose a ranked game, Ranked Fortitude will be consumed, and you will not lose your Ranked Mark. Additionally, when you win a ranked game, and your Ranked Fortitude is more than half, a win will grant you 2 Ranked Marks instead of 1.
|Tier||Fortitude Cap||Half-Way Mark|
[After Emerald Rank, the Ranked System switches to Victory Points (VP)]
At the end of every season, players get rewards depending on their current rank. Since the game is currently in open beta, that too, in a few selected regions, players are still uncertain of the season rewards. However, as per the in-game ‘Rank Mode,’ players will get one emote, one icon, and a border depending on their rank.
Riot hasn’t said anything about any upcoming changes to the Ranking System as of now. We’ll have to wait for the global release to see if Riot decides to modify it. Wild Rift will be releasing in Europe and some other Asian regions by December 2020. Riot is also planning to launch the game in India, North America, and South America in spring 2021.
Ranking System – FAQs
If I queue up solo, will I get matched against solo players?
As per Riot, to balance the matchmaking, solo players will go up against solo players, and the same goes for premade teams of three or five men.
Will the ranks reset next season or after global release?
Riot has not said anything about it so far, but it seems likely that the ranks will reset next season. But, depending on your current season’s rank, you’ll be placed slightly lower after you finish your promotion games.
What if I am playing well but losing the games?
If you’re playing well, you will get some Ranked Fortitude points at the end of every match. However, that will not save you from losing your Ranked Marks.