At its heart, League of Legends: Wild Rift is a competitive game. You need teamwork, knowledge, and skill to succeed. But just how good are you?
Only those who test their strength in Ranked will ever know!
Instead of a single towering summit, it’s helpful to visualize the many tiers of Ranked as a sprawling mountain range. Every peak conquered is a triumph!
Diamond and below are further subdivided into four divisions, meaning you’ll have to climb from Iron IV to Iron I before you’re able to bump up to Bronze IV. Of course, you won’t know where your journey begins until you finish your Placement games…
Everyone enters the season as “unranked.” This is an opportunity for us to clear the leaderboards and give you a clean slate leading into the changes that always accompany a new season. It’s also a chance for you to start strong in your Placement games!
When you begin to play Ranked, your first 10 games will be Placement games, which operate a little differently:
- You are given a starting rank after your first Placement game
- Each win earns 2 Ranked Marks (see below for details)
- Losing has no penalty!
Once you finish your Placements, you’ll be given your starting rank! What comes next, however, depends on your tier...
Everybody’s gotta start somewhere, and that means paying the Iron price—for your first climb, at least!
In the first six tiers, all wins and losses are weighed equally with Ranked Marks, while exceptional performance is rewarded with Ranked Fortitude.
Ranked Marks are the indicators around your ranked tier portrait that track your progress through each division. Winning earns a Mark, while losing removes one (except in Iron and Bronze). You’ll generally need more Ranked Marks to climb divisions at higher tiers, so climbing from Platinum to Emerald will take a LOT longer than hopping from Iron to Bronze.
Though it seems simple, there are some subtleties to this system, so be sure to visit the Ranked Mark page to learn more!
Win streaks are rewarded with Ranked Fortitude. Earn enough, and you can prevent yourself from losing a Ranked Mark in defeat. Earn even more, and you’ll be able to score TWO Ranked Marks from a win.
For more details on exactly how this system works, visit our Ranked Fortitude page.
If you’ve made it this far, CONGRATS! You’ve proven you can handle all the intricacies of League—including a more complex Ranked system!
Much like Ranked Marks, Victory Points are distributed (or taken away, for a loss) at the end of a ranked match. However, the number of Points you win or lose is determined by a variety of factors, including the overall skill level of players on both teams.
Players must gather 100 Victory Points to climb through each division of Diamond. The Master tier and beyond still make use of Victory Points, but the ranking system itself changes to accommodate this highly competitive level of play.
Unlike Ranked Marks, Victory Points will begin to decay if players are inactive for too long. However, you can delay this decay by playing multiple Ranked games per day!
It’s a lot to take in, so visit the Victory Points page to learn the specifics!
Whether you’re trekking to the top or busting your butt for Bronze, climbing tiers is a big deal. Gold II and Gold I don’t seem so far apart, but Gold I and Platinum IV may as well be different universes!
Part of what makes this jump special is the promotion series, a set of games you play when advancing between tiers (but not divisions). Your performance here will determine whether you’re hardstuck in Silver or ascending to Gold glory! Exactly how they work, however, varies by tier:
- Iron–Bronze: 2 wins = success! 3 losses = failure.
- Silver–Diamond: 3 wins = success! 3 losses = failure.
- Master–Challenger: No promos required!
Succeeding at your promos will bump you to the next tier with 1 Ranked Mark and temporary demotion protection (because you earned it!), while failure will remove 2 Ranked Marks and keep you in your current tier. But don’t give up! You’re just two wins away from another attempt!
Champion Select plays out a little differently in Ranked compared to normal games. That’s why we detailed the process on our Map and Modes page!
Queue with 1, 2, 3, or 5 Players
No need for a double (or triple! OR QUINTUPLE!) take, you read that right—you can queue up for ranked games with parties of one, two, three, or five!
In an effort to further streamline the mobile League experience, we’ve consolidated all of Ranked into a single queue and boosted the maximum party size to five. Sorry, parties of four—you'll have to stick to normal queue!
For more details on why we’ve chosen this direction, check out this Wild Rift dev diary.
Queueing with Higher/Lower Ranked Friends
There’s nothing like playing with your friends! However, balancing games is already a delicate process, and even our robust algorithms don’t have an answer for what to do with an Iron player in a Challenger game. So we’ve removed that possibility entirely!
Players must be within one Ranked tier to play together. If you’re in Gold, then you can play Ranked with your Silver and Platinum friends, regardless of division! Just note that this applies to your whole group. As per the previous example, you could invite your Silver friend to play with you, but you can’t bring in your Platinum friend since they’re more than one tier away from Silver!
Sure, the glory’s great and all...but what about the PRIZES?!
Players who brave the Ranked queue will find themselves handsomely rewarded. While many of these perks are distributed once the season ends, some are doled out mid-season for achieving certain tiers, so always keep an eye on your Wild Rift inbox!
To find out what rewards await you, check out the Current Ranked Season page!