In an effort to make the journey as fulfilling as the destination, we're trying something a little different with the latest Ranked season of League of Legends: Wild Rift. Now you'll earn a lot more along the way whether you win or lose, and you'll even get a bigger say in exactly what you stand to win for rising to the Ranked challenge.
Without further ado, let's dive into the Ranked Reward Track!
What is the Ranked Reward Track?
The Ranked Reward Track is the competitive (and free!) answer to the Wild Pass—in other words, a seasonal opportunity to get extra bang for your buck every time you queue up for Ranked. Win or lose, you'll make progress towards earning Ranked-exclusive rewards every time you put your Ranked Marks on the line.
Before we get any further, a quick disclaimer: the Ranked Reward Track is totally independent from your progress up the Ranked ladder! If you're climbing in Ranked, you're very likely to earn lots of Ranked Track Rewards, but progressing through the Ranked Reward Track will not help you climb the ladder.
With that taken care of, let's learn a little more about how the Ranked Reward Track is split up.
Each Ranked Season is divided into three splits, each of which lasts about one month and offers several rewards, like emotes, recalls, and skins—including each season's Glorious skin!
The first split begins as soon as you finish your placements. Ranked Reward progress is cumulative throughout a single season, so if you have your eye set on the grand prize at the end of the season, the safest course of action is to complete each split as they become available.
If you end up blazing through a split and earning all of the available rewards before the next one unlocks, you'll instead be able to invest your Points into chests containing even more Ranked Coins! Every split will add 10 additional chests, so your Ranked Points will never go to waste.
How do I earn Ranked Points?
Simple: play Ranked, earn Ranked Points!
Of course, the Little Devil Teemo is in the details, so read on for the specifics!
Play Ranked Matches
You'll stand to earn a few Ranked Points for every Ranked match you play! Just how many depends on a number of factors. In fact, all of the following will net you additional Ranked Points:
- Winning your match
- Playing your assigned lane
- Queuing up as auto-fill
- Facing a tough opponent
- Playing well despite losing
- ...and more!
There may be tons of ways to get Ranked Points, but be warned: you may lose Ranked Points for breaking our code of conduct. After all, playing by the rules and treating your fellow players with respect is the mark of a true Ranked champion!
Ranked Reward Series
Every weekend (Saturday 00:00 UTC to Sunday 23:59 UTC), you'll enter into a Ranked Reward Series, where you can earn EVEN MORE Ranked Points for a set number of games. Everybody will have at least three matches in their series, but you could have up to ten depending on your performance that week.
Just bear in mind that you have to complete the series to claim your extra Ranked Points! If you don't finish them all by the time midnight UTC rolls around Sunday night, any unearned rewards of that series will be lost.
Players at Gold and up earn extra Ranked Points for every game they play. This bonus increases slightly for each tier, so don't worry if you're having trouble climbing after nearing the top of the ladder—you'll still be able to complete your Ranked Reward track!
What can I do with all these Ranked Coins?
Visit the Ranked Store and buy some rewards of your choosing! You've earned it!