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Your combat journey in one of the most competitive modes in World of Tanks is finally coming to an end. Ahead of you is the final, third Season of Ranked Battles 2019–2020. It will complete a whole cycle of three challenging Seasons, which lasted almost a year, and promises you a big jackpot!
The stakes could not be higher—after the end of this closing Season, you will receive your Annual Reward depending on the number of Rank Tokens earned. Play hard, fight even harder, and get your hands on the exclusive IX Kampfpanzer 50 t and a bunch of other valuable prizes!
Season DatesMarch 16, 2020, 14:00 CET – April 6, 2020, 03:00 CEST
13:00 – 03:00 CET (EU1 server)
10:00 – 02:00 CET (EU1 server)
The core gameplay in this Season will not change significantly compared to the previous fray, but we’ve carefully analyzed your feedback and introduced some slight changes to make Ranked Battles even more enjoyable. Let’s take a closer look.
- Role Experience: A New Vehicle Role
A small reminder: Role Experience has been introduced to Ranked Battles to refine the way you play with your favorite tanks. It is earned after every battle according to your performance (damage, destroyed enemies, etc.) and your play style on the battlefield.
Previously, we introduced seven main vehicle roles in battle. In Season 3, we’re adding one more—Versatile Attack Vehicle. This category includes medium tanks with low mobility, but decent armor. They are particularly effective in close- and mid-range battles, providing great support for vehicles with the role of "Defender". To earn as much Role XP as possible, Versatile Attack Vehicles need to:
- Block damage
- Deal damage to tanks within your view range
The following tanks can be considered the most typical representatives of the new Role XP category: the X Object 430U, the X E 50 Ausf. M, and the X M48A5 Patton.
- Matchmaker tweaks
One of the matchmaker's primary goals is to get you into battles with comparable and competitive teams. To provide you with a more convenient gameplay environment, we’ve tweaked the matchmaker a bit so that wheeled vehicles are matched separately from tracked tanks. As a result, there will be noticeably fewer battles in which one team has a wheeled vehicle and the other doesn't.
- Reworking the mechanics of earning XP for the destruction of enemy vehicles
The amount of XP you get for destroyed vehicles will now depend on the total damage you deal to that enemy. You will only earn maximum XP if you're the one that dealt all the damage to the destroyed tank.
Let's talk about the most tantalizing topic—Annual Rewards! The more Tokens you collect in all three Seasons, the better the Annual Reward you will receive. Depending on your performance, you can get your hands on:
- Small Reward for 4 Rank Tokens. Contains Personal Reserves and a special Rank Classic, Variant 3 style.
- Standard Reward for 7 Rank Tokens. Contains the Innovative Loading System and a special Rank Classic, Variant 2 style.
- Advanced Reward for 10 Rank Tokens. Contains the unique Kampfpanzer 50 t, Innovative Loading System, Stabilizing Equipment System, and a special Rank Classic, Variant 1 style.
- Maximum Reward for 17 Rank Tokens. Contains the unique Kampfpanzer 50 t, Innovative Loading System, Stabilizing Equipment System, Venting System, and a special Rank Classic, Variant 1 style.
The Annual Reward you’re currently entitled to will be highlighted in your Garage, depending on the number of Rank Tokens you have earned over all three Seasons.
It goes without saying that the most coveted trophy for every Commander is the Kampfpanzer 50 t, a Tier IX German medium tank. It’s a maneuverable vehicle with decent armor, great dynamics and a good combination of alpha damage and DPM. One of its most striking features is its extravagant design, unusual for German tanks. This is an absolute must-have for your tank collection that is sure to spark envy in other Commanders!
The final reward pool also includes a brand-new unique 2D style, Rank Classic, that will be credited to your account permanently and which is available in three variants. Check it out.
You can redeem your Annual Reward according to the total number of Rank Tokens you have collected, even if you do not make it to any of the Leagues in the upcoming Season.
And of course, you are entitled to rewards for reaching Divisions—they haven't changed since Season 2. Season rewards include a unique 2D style for Tier X vehicles, one for each League, that you will need to participate in future Ranked Battles Seasons to retain. You can refer to our Ranked Battles Guide to refresh your memory on the available rewards.
How Can I Redeem My Annual Reward?
Don’t worry, your Annual Reward will be credited to your account automatically, within two weeks of the completion of Season 3—you’ll just need to log into the game client. Any remaining Rank Tokens will be converted to bonds at the following rate:
1 Rank Token = 500 bonds
Compensation will also occur automatically within two weeks of the end of Season 3.
Good luck in the final Season of Ranked Battles, Commanders! Make the final push for Rank Tokens and grab the unique reward vehicle and other prizes while you can!