There’s a reason they call it climbing. Much like summiting a towering mountain, ascending the ranks of League of Legends: Wild Rift takes patience, perseverance, grit…
What is Ranked Fortitude?
Ranked Fortitude is our way of rewarding Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Emerald players who show consistent, impactful play. It’s displayed in the bar beneath your Ranked icon, and can be earned by maintaining winstreaks, persevering despite an AFK teammate, or simply playing well. On the flip side, you can lose Ranked Fortitude for negative behavior like quitting mid-game. There’s a reason it’s called fortitude!
How does Fortitude Work?
The better and more honorably you play, the faster you’ll fill the Fortitude bar, which has a different cap for each tier:
Each time you fill the bar, you'll be awarded a Ranked Loss Shield, which is just as great as it sounds!
Ranked Loss Shields
Ranked Loss Shields are represented by small gold and blue shield icons just to the left of your Ranked Fortitude. What's more, the circle around your Ranked emblem will glow blue (as shown above!) when you have at least one Ranked Loss Shield. If you are defeated while this protection is active, you will lose a Ranked Loss Shield instead of a Ranked Mark!
You can have a maximum of three ready at any time, at which point your Ranked Fortitude won't rise until you spend one of the shields to prevent a loss.
Once your game finishes, Marks and Fortitude are distributed in the following order:
- Ranked Marks
- Ranked Fortitude
- Ranked Fortitude converted into Ranked Loss Shield
Why do some games give more Fortitude than others?
The specifics of how you earned your Fortitude Points are displayed at the end of each game. Going on a winstreak, playing with an AFK teammate, or facing a particularly strong team will all net you more Points, while negative behavior will reduce them.
Does Ranked Fortitude apply to my promo series?
While we want to help you get to where you belong, promotional series are where you prove you can stand on your own two feet. That’s why your current Fortitude Points will freeze during your promo series. But don’t worry, they’ll be there when you finish!
I stopped gaining Ranked Fortitude! What happened?!
Wow! You must have the fortitude of 10 Volibears!
At its heart, the Fortitude system is meant to reward great play. What it’s not meant to be is a way to churn through early tiers without much thought or effort. That’s why we’ve installed a cap on the number of Fortitude Points you can accrue each week. If you’ve hit that limit, then dang. With hustle like that, you won’t need any help climbing!
My Ranked Fortitude bar disappeared…
Well maybe you shouldn’t have climbed so fast, silly!
Ranked Fortitude only applies to players who are earning Ranked Marks, which are available from Iron–Emerald. Once you hit Diamond tier, you’ll switch over to the Victory Point system, which you can read about here.
And if your foray into Diamond doesn’t go as planned, never fear—your Fortitude will be waiting for you in Emerald!