[Updated] Ranked Battles return from October 23

Gameplay
02.12.2020

Update 02/12/2020: Be aware that you will no longer be able to take part in Rank Battles from December 7. We will announce the start of a new season of Ranked Battles in due course.

Update 25/11/2020: As an additional reward, if you amass 2,100 points and are among the top 25 players on your server for Ranked Battles, your hero will receive the special Mount Banner. The banner will remain available until the end of Season VI.

 

20/10/2020: Ranked Battles are making a comeback for Season V! Thanks to your feedback, the Tercio Arquebusier Attire is among the top tier rewards and cross-server matching will be enabled across all four EU realms. Check out the updated Event Schedule to plan your ascent through the ranks!

Unlike regular matchmaking battles, from which you primarily earn Bronze and XP, ranked battles are all about creating a persistent record of where you sit alongside other heros. Your efforts will still reward you with experience and go towards fulfilling quest objectives (although you won’t receive any Bronze), but ranked matchmaking is primarily about establishing an evolving order of dominance.  

It’s not just about bragging rights, of course. As well as ranks to ascend by earning points, there are weekly and season rewards to unlock - including a choice of units attires, so that your opponents will soon know who they are up against!

You can always check out your current rank by pressing J and selecting the Ranked Battle tab.

 

Matchmaking Ranks

New Blood

0-199 Points

Rookie

200 - 399 Points

Contestant

400 - 599 Points

Brawler

600 - 799 Points

Fighter

800 - 899 Points

Slayer

1000 - 1199 Points

Gladiator*

1200 - 1399 Points

Arena Hero*

1400 - 1699 Points

Imperial Hero*

1700 - 2099 Points

 

Grand Champion*

2100 + Points

 

The Maps

Siege (15v15)

Field (8v8)

Hidden City

Border Fort

Harbour City

Wall Fort

NEW: Valley Fortress

NEW: Kurak Castle

NEW: Sun City

Arena

Westwood

Desert Fortress

Marauder Settlement

   

Ranked Rewards

Achieve a new rank! Check the Ranked Battles UI

Win 2x Ranked Battles in a week to receive:

2x Chest of Bronze

Uncommon Honour Medal

Win 5x Ranked Battles in a week to receive:

3x Chest of Bronze

Uncommon Honour Medal

Simple Honour Medal

2x Random Doctrine Ability

Rank Fighter (800 points) or above during a season to receive:

60x Unit Medals

20x Powdered Silver

10,000 Honour

3x Treatise

Rank Gladiator (1200 points) or above during a season to receive:

60x Unit Medals

30x Gold Dust

1x Epic Barding Schematic Crate

7x Treatise

Rank above 1500 points during a season to receive:

1x Permanent Title (TBA)

1x Ranked Battle Unit Attire Selection (choose from Fortebraccio Pikemen’s Landsknechte Attire, Tercio Arquebusier Attire, Pavise Crossbowmen’s Ducal Garrison Attire, Falconetti Gunner’s Bombardier Attire or a Serf Attire)

 

Ranked Battle Rules

  • Characters must be level 100 or above to take part in Ranked Battles.
  • Player groups are limited to 3 members.
  • *Above Gladiator, players within a group must all be within one rank of one another. (Eg: If one player is ranked Arena Hero, the others must either be Arena Hero or Gladiator, or Arena Hero and Imperial Hero)
  • Deployable artillery per player is limited to one piece for defenders and two for attackers.
  • Units do not endure permanent losses.
  • In-game currency is not given out as a reward for participation.
  • Rewards will be distributed weekly and after the conclusion of a season, as appropriate.
  • The rules, schedule and rewards for Ranked Battles are subject to change, although we will endeavour to keep you updated prior to any happening.