Wild Rift is one of the most competitive games on mobile. With its fast-paced games, addictive gameplay, and unique mechanics, it seems like Riot hit the jackpot again with the same formula they used over ten years ago with League of Legends.
Whether you’re a new player hyped for the possibility of going pro or a casual player looking to get in some competitive matches for the end-of-season rewards, here is the Wild Rift’s ranking system explained.
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How Does the Rank System Work in Wild Rift?
There are a few key things to know about how Riot approaches competitive games, their Ranked system, and why all of their games have such massive competitive fanbases.
Like all other Riot games, Wild Rift has two systems that rank the players. The first one is the traditional rank system that you can find in your profile. The second is a hidden MMR system that calculates the matchmaking and point gains and losses (in higher tiers). The important thing here is that the hidden MMR system is more important to the players, even though you can not see it.
It decides who you are matched against and with, detects if you’re losing or winning a lot and you need to be brought up or down, and generally makes sure you’re around a 50% win rate and in the division that you belong.
The most important tip we can give you here is that losses, especially loss streaks, impact your MMR significantly. Loss streaks and win streaks are something that you can NOT avoid; it’s the nature of the game. Our advice is to stop when you see you lose three games in a row. Take a break and come back a few hours later.
How Do You Rank up in Wild Rift?
If you’re looking to climb the ranks in Wild Rift, it’s essential to know the ins and outs. From divisions to tiers and everything in between, the Wild Rift ranking system is very different from its PC counterpart – League of Legends. But, as with most competitive games nowadays, climbing the ranks will be a grind and will require many games and many wins.
There are a total of 10 tiers you have to climb from in Wild Rift:
Each rank has four divisions before you reach the next tier. For example, to get from Silver to Gold, you have to climb from Silver IV (4) to III (3), and then II (2), and finally Silver I (1) to Gold IV (4).
To advance through the divisions, you need to collect crystals. You get a crystal when you win and lose one when you lose. You will also earn points based on your performance and result at the end of a match. At 200/300/400/600/800/1000 points (depending on rank), you get a shield called Ranked Fortitude that protects one of your crystals when you lose.
Each tier has a set number of crystals you need to collect to advance to the subsequent division:
Iron – 2 Crystals
Bronze – 3 Crystals
Silver – 3 Crystals
Gold – 4 Crystals
Platinum – 4 Crystals
Emerald – 5 Crystals
Ranks for Mid to High Elo
You are now at the peak of the competitive ladder in Wild Rift. When you reach Diamond, things change a bit. This is where the game borrows from its older brother LoL. You are now going to have to collect 100 combat points to progress. You earn or lose combat points based on your hidden MMR.
There are a few special requirements to get into each of the High Elo tiers:
Diamond – Best of 5 Promotional Series from Emerald 1 – 100 CP points per division to advance
Master – Best of 5 Promotional Series from Diamond 1 – Only one Division – Earn CP to advance
Grandmaster – Earn enough CP to move from Master Tier
Challenger – Globally Visible Ladder – Earn enough CP to move from Grandmaster Tier.
If you reached those ranks then congratulations! You are in the 1% of the game, and you have a chance to go pro if you so desire.
What Are the Rewards for Climbing the Ranks in Wild Rift
The rewards vary from season to season, but you can expect exclusive skins, emotes, baubles, recalls, and icons that can only be earned through playing ranked. Riot recently added a new system where each win grants you some rank points. You can spend those rank points in a “Victorious Shop” and purchase any reward you like.
Reaching Gold Elo grants you an exclusive skin. Each season the rank will soft-reset, and new rewards will be added. If you like a particular reward, grind for it and get it. Rank rewards disappear forever once they have left the victorious shop.
You will also get customizable items for your profile, like a banner and avatar frame, which will never expire.
Based in Romania, Andrei is a Guides Writer at Gamezo. He is an esports, gaming, and film lover. In his spare time, he is a competitive League of Legends and Yu-Gi-Oh! Player and a punk rock aficionado.