With League of Legends: Wilf Rift about to launch on mobile, you should know a few things about the ranking system and how you can kick off the game by placing high from the very start.
In today’s article we are going to explain in great detail how ranking works in League of Legends: Wild Rift, because it’s slightly different than the typical ranking system for the PC version.
You might be familiar with the end of season updates coming to LoL for the PC version, and if you’re not, go ahead and check them out! As for LoL: Wild Rift, the ranked system is quite different. Let me explain.
There are 10 Ranks
In League of Legends: Wild Rift there are 10 ranks (there are 9 in the PC version). These are the ranks:
– Iron (I, II, III, IV)
– Bronze (I, II, III, IV)
– Silver (I, II, III, IV)
– Gold (I, II, III, IV)
– Platinum (I, II, III, IV)
– Emerald (I, II, III, IV)
When you start the ranked queues, they begin with the Iron rank, and based on your placements wins/loses, you’ll earn points that will place you higher (you cannot drop in your placements). However, apart from placements, you will be able to drop in rank.
Unlocking the League of Legends: Wild Rift Ranked Mode
Just like in the PC version, you can’t open the game and dive into ranked 5 seconds later. In Wild Rift, you need to reach level 10 before you can display your skills in the ranked mode. That’s super easy since in LoL you need to reach level 30 and have at least 20 champions.
The fastest way to reach level 10 in Wild Rift is to play PVP games (normal Summoner’s Rift). That way you’ll get familiar with the game and unlock ranked faster.
League of Legends: Wild Rift Placement Games
The placement games will determine your starting point. You will begin at Iron, and obtain more points with each victory. You can also drop points by losing or being inactive, but we’ll cover these in a bit.
There are 10 placement games – After the first placement game, you will receive a temporary rank. For every win in your placement, you will receive 2 Ranked Marks. Each rank has a different number of marks required to climb. Also, you won’t drop in rank in case you lose games while in placements.
How Many Ranked Marks Are Needed to Rank Up?
– Iron: You need 2 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Bronze: You need 3 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Silver: You need 3 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Gold: You need 4 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Platinum: You need 4 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Emerald: You need 5 Ranked Marks in order to rank up (in each division).
– Diamond: You need 100 Victory Points in order to rank up.
– Master: You need 100 Victory Points in order to rank up.
– Grandmaster: You need 100 Victory Points in order to rank up.
For players Diamond and above, you can look at the Victory Points as League Points in the PC version. There will be no divisions, and once you gathered 100 Victory Points, you’ll be placed in a promotion series to advance to the next rank.
The Victory Points a player earns (or loses) depends on many factors, but mostly on how well you played that game. Keep in mind that unlike the Ranked Marks (which will remain the same), the Victory Points will decay over time.
What Is Ranked Fortitude?
In order to help players below Diamond (a.k.a. Iron to Emerald), Riot Games has introduced Ranked Fortitude. That is the bar located below your current ranked badge. You can fill this bar up by playing well, and it will help you rank up a lot faster.
For instance, if you have a winning streak, you will gain some Ranked Fortitude points. Also, if you make some crazy plays, you’ll earn some extra Ranked Fortitude. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t go AFK or FF (forfeit) if a player goes AFK if you want to keep earning Fortitude. Basically, do your best and you’ll rank up eventually, even if your team is AFK. (Maybe you can FF, but definitely don’t go AFK!)
If you win a game and your Fortitude bar is full, you will receive 2 Ranked Marks. That’s quite an easy way to rank up, considering how easy it is to obtain Fortitude by being a good, well-behaved player.
Furthermore, if you lose a Ranked game and have some Fortitude points (1/2 bar or a full bar), the Fortitude will be used to keep you from dropping Ranked Marks.
How Ranked Games Work
In Ranked, unlike in Normal games, you can select your champion by following an S-draft format. Each player will be able to pick their champion alternatively based on the position chosen, so rest assured – you will get to play your favorite top-laner if that’s your main role!
A major difference worth noting is that there are no bans (yet) in Wild Rift!
This is how ranking works in League of Legends: Wild Rift! Stay tuned for more useful information and guides about the game!