Source: EU Portal
A new test season—Season X—is coming to Ranked Battles, kicking off on June 28. As we work on the future of this competitive mode, you’ll have the opportunity to try out several important changes aimed at making Ranked Battles even better and more enjoyable. We’d love to hear your feedback to help us decide what format Ranked Battles 2021–2022 will take.
An updated battle format and other improvements await, so get ready for intense clashes in Tier X vehicles! You will have a chance to earn exclusive rewards, brand-new improved equipment and directives, and other valuable goodies—bonds, days of WoT Premium Account, credits, and more. This test is important and your help is crucial, so please join this experiment and share your opinions!
Ranked Battles Season X
June 28, 2021, 10:00 CEST through July 12, 2021, 10:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Weekdays: 14:00–02:00 CEST (UTC+2) (EU server)
Weekends: 10:00–02:00 CEST (UTC+2) (EU server)
Ranked Battles Season X: General Overview
Season X is a stand-alone game event that will be held in a test format and is not associated with the upcoming cycle of Ranked Battles 2021–2022. You won’t earn Rank Tokens or Annual Rewards, but you’ll have a chance to participate and provide feedback, thereby contributing and helping us make decisions about the future of Ranked Battles while earning cool Season X rewards. Jump in and take an active part in this experimental event and let us know what you think by filling out the relevant survey. Your opinion is important to us!
For the test Season, there will be 10 vehicles instead of 15 on each side. To make the battle format even more consistent with the highly competitive spirit of Ranked Battles, we’ve reduced the number of players per team. This will increase the importance of your personal skills and give you greater influence over the outcome of each battle. Plus, reducing the number of players will:
- give teams more room to maneuver and implement various tactics.
- reduce battle density and increase average battle duration.
- increase the value of teamwork.
The test Season will run for two weeks instead of the usual three before ending on July 12. Shortening its duration will make battles even more intense. The value of each victory will increase, so you will have extra motivation to push yourself to the limit and fight to the last in every battle!
These changes will also affect the matchmaker. During the event, no more than 1 SPG and 2 light tanks will be sent into battle per team.
Together, these changes will emphasize the competitive nature that has always been the most important feature of Ranked Battles. Your contribution to your team’s victory will become more meaningful and valuable.
In Season X, you can still earn Battle Pass Points.
|POSITION IN POST-BATTLE RANKING||VICTORY||DEFEAT/DRAW|
|Top 3 by XP earned||7||5|
|Top 7 by XP earned||5||3|
In Season X, we’ll adapt the progression system to the new battle format to make it more achievable. The number of chevrons you need to earn to move from one rank to another to qualify for Leagues will be reduced from 102 to 94. Now it will be easier for you to get new ranks and reach Leagues.
The distribution of chevrons has also been adapted to the mode’s changed format. Chevrons will be credited according to the following rules:
We’ve added new filters to the Season Leaderboard, so you can now search for your friends and clanmates to compare their results with your battle performance.
Role Experience System Rework
We’ve also updated the Role Experience system. All vehicle roles have been given new, more precise names, and their actions now better match the vehicles’ characteristics and purpose in battle. For example, heavy tank destroyers (the Jagdpanzer E 100 and other TDs) will not only need to block damage and trade HP, but also deal damage at close range. Assault medium tanks (the Object 430U and other mediums) will now gain Role XP for blocking damage and trading HP.
Season X also introduces one new role—the “versatile heavy tank”. Vehicles like the Super Conqueror or the T110E5 will perform this role. To effectively fulfill their role, these tanks need to block damage, trade HP, and deal damage to vehicles in their view range upon spotting them.
Performing actions specific to the role of your vehicle will help you earn chevrons and advance towards the Season’s rewards. Each successful role action is marked with a special icon in your battle events panel on the battle screen.
The exact amount of Role Experience received is displayed in the Detailed Report tab of the Battle Results window.
Daily missions for different vehicle roles will become available as soon as you qualify for a League. In total, there will be three missions. These special missions will reward you with bonds and Daily Bonus Battles.
Display Your Mastery and Grab Exclusive Rewards!
Season X is separated from the annual Ranked Battles cycle. It is not associated with the Annual Reward and Rank Tokens, but features other unique rewards available exclusively in this stand-alone event.
The main prize is a new piece of improved equipment—the Improved Compressor. This is an upgraded version of Turbocharger that will make your vehicle even more powerful. Plus, you’ll be able to earn brand-new directives called Fuel Filter Replacement. These unique items are currently only available as League rewards for Season X of Ranked Battles. And, of course, you will have the opportunity to earn standard rewards like days of WoT Premium Account, directives, bonds, credits, and Personal Reserves.
In Season X, you won’t be able to accumulate a new cumulative discount. However, you will have the opportunity to use your previously accumulated personal discount on purchases for bonds. You’ll be able to use bonds to get your hands on the various items below when you reach the Second Division.
Prepare your Tier X vehicles, try out all these changes, and share your detailed feedback via special questionnaires! This will help us understand if we are moving in the right direction and what the format of Ranked Battles will be in the upcoming Seasons. Let’s make this competitive mode even more enjoyable, so jump in, experience 10v10 battles, and seize your chance to earn exclusive rewards!