Ranked Fortitude

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…

...and FORTITUDE.

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:

Tier Fortitude Cap
Iron 200
Bronze 300
Silver 400
Gold 600
Platinum 800
Emerald 1000

At first glance, it may seem like your goal is to fill the bar completely. And it is! But Fortitude’s perks potentially begin at the halfway point, where loss protection is activated.

Half Fortitude Loss Protection

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Let’s say you’re in Silver IV with 3 Ranked Marks. You’re eager to hop up to Silver III and things are going well. In fact, you just shot past the Fortitude bar’s halfway point. Not too shabby!

But the next game, disaster strikes! The enemy Lux is 360 no-scoping your team with every ulti, and despite a late-game rally, it just wasn’t meant to be. You sigh, lamenting the loss of a hard-earned Ranked Mark, when suddenly—

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Do your eyes deceive you? No! You’ve sacrificed half your max potential Fortitude (226 - 200 = 26!) to hold on to your precious Ranked Marks. You let out a sigh of relief, wipe the sweat from your brow, and queue up for a redemption game.

And that +3? Give your earnest best, and even defeat can have its rewards!

Note that loss protection and the resulting Fortitude deduction are automatic. Any loss after the halfway point and before the cap will trigger loss protection, dropping you back down to the difference between your current Fortitude and half of the cap.

Full Fortitude Win Bonus

But what if you don’t lose? What if, upon reaching the halfway point, you win game after game, filling the Fortitude bar all the way to the top?

Then congratulations, because if you manage to win with a full Fortitude bar, you’ll be rewarded with 2 RANKED MARKS!

Of course, you’ll be redeeming/losing all of your Ranked Fortitude to make that happen, but a win’s a win!

...Except when it’s a DOUBLE WIN.

End-of-Game Calculations

Once your game finishes, Marks and Fortitude are distributed in the following order:

  1. Ranked Marks
  2. Ranked Fortitude
  3. Ranked Fortitude > Ranked Mark conversion

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!

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