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Rankings Challenge: Season 1

The first season of Rankings Challenge begins! In its debut you’ll earn unique camouflages and titles, and the best of the best will enter the finals with a prize pool of over $3000! Can you play War Thunder well? Then the prize can be yours!

From April 24th until May 22nd fight in daily competitions “Wings of Prey” (1v1 aviation), “Shoulder to Shoulder” (2v2 ground vehicles) and “Fire Front” (5v5 mixed battles) and earn prizes in each of them!

Enter Rankings Challenge

You don’t have to search for long — just press Battles → Rankings Challenge in the War Thunder client. The competitions are divided between air, ground, and mixed battles, and do not overlap in the schedule.

In Rankings Challenge, each participant receives a preset collection of upgraded vehicles and an experienced crew that allows the players to prove who’s stronger on an equal footing. Decals and decorations are disabled during Rankings Challenge battles. Parity is also enforced by the same limit of battles per day for each player, a realistic battle mode with markers, and small difference margin of battle rating of your competitors that you’ll be able to meet in the battles.

Assemble your team, stay up-to-date and take part in discussions by joining the official eSport War Thunder discord server! There you will find the section dedicated to ranked battles!

Season schedule (click here to check details)

In the “Wings of Prey” and “Shoulder to Shoulder” competition the vehicles are swapped daily. In “Fire Front” the vehicles are the same throughout the entire competition.

Aviation

Aircraft Rankings Challenges in 1v1 format “Wings of Prey” are held every week from Monday through Wednesday in a well known “Gladiators” mission that consists of several rounds. 30 minutes are allotted for training, then 2 hours for Ranking battles. You can participate in up to 30 battles in a day.

In three time zones: 09:00 — 11:30 (GMT), 16:00 — 18:30 (GMT) and 00:30 — 03:00 (GMT).

Wings of Prey №1

From April 24th until April 27th

  • Day 1: Spitfire Mk.IIb (Britain)
  • Day 2: Yak-1B (USSR)
  • Day 3: P-39N-0 (USA)

Wings of Prey №2

From May 1st until May 4th

  • Day 1: Bf 109 F-4 (Germany)
  • Day 2: P-63A-10 (USA)
  • Day 3: J2M2 (Japan)

Wings of Prey №3

From May 8th until May 11th

  • Day 1: Yak-3 (USSR)
  • Day 2: Bf 109 G-2/trop (Germany)
  • Day 3: Spitfire F Mk.XVI (Britain)

Wings of Prey №4

From May 15th until May 18th

  • Day 1: Spitfire F Mk.XIVe (Britain)
  • Day 2: P-51D-30 (USA)
  • Day 3: Fw 190 D-9 (Germany)

Ground vehicles

Tank battles 2v2 “Shoulder to Shoulder” also last for three days — from Wednesday through Friday. They are held in the following missions: [Conquest 4] Advance to the Rhine, [Conquest 2] Sinai, and [Conquest 1] Normandy. with three respawns per player. 30 minutes are allotted for training, then 2 hours for Ranking battles. You can participate in up to 30 battles in a day.

In three time zones:11:30 — 14:30 (GMT), 18:30 — 21:00 (GMT) and 02:00 — 05:00 (GMT).

Shoulder to Shoulder №1

From April 26th until April 29th

  • Day 1: T34-85 (USSR)
  • Day 2: M4A3 (76) W (USA)
  • Day 3: Panther A (Germany)

Shoulder to Shoulder №2

From May 3rd until May 6th

  • Day 1: ST-A2 (Japan)
  • Day 2: AMX-13 (France)
  • Day 3: T25 (USA)

Shoulder to Shoulder №3

From May 10th until May 13th

  • Day 1: Lorraine 40t (France)
  • Day 2: Leopard 1 (Germany)
  • Day 3: AMX-30 (1972) (France)

Shoulder to Shoulder №4

From May 17th until May 20th

  • Day 1: Type 74 (C) (Japan)
  • Day 2: Chieftain Mk.3 (Britain)
  • Day 3: ZTZ88A (China)

Mixed battles

Mixed competitions “Fire Front” in 5v5 format take place on weekends. 1 hour is allotted for training, then 3 hours for Ranking battles. You can participate in up to 50 battles in a day. Mixed battles are held in the following missions: [Domination] Advance to the Rhine, [Domination] Sinai, and [Domination] Normandy with limits on respawns based on vehicle type.

In three time zones: 09:00 — 13:00 (GMT), 16:00 — 19:00 (GMT) and 01:00 — 05:00 (GMT).

Fire Front №1

From April 29th until May 1st

  • USA Vehicles: M4A2 (76) w, M4A3 (76) w, T1E1, M6A1, M36, M19A1, P-63A-5 and SB2U-3
  • Respawn restrictions: 20 for a team, 4 for a player, 2 fighters, 3 bombers

Fire Front №2

From May 6th until May 8th

  • German vehicles: Panther A, Panther F, Tiger H1, JPz 4-5, Ostwind, Wirbelwind, Fw 190A-5, Ju 87 B-2 and Me 410 A-1/U4
  • Respawn restrictions: 20 for a team, 4 for a player, 1 attacker, 3 bombers

Fire Front №3

From May 13th until May 15th

  • USSR vehicles: Т-34-57, T-34-85, IS-1, KV-85, Su-85M, BTR-ZD, La-7, Yak-4 and Pe-3(r)
  • Respawn restrictions: 20 for a team, 4 for a player, 2 fighters, 1 attacker, 3 bombers

Fire Front №4

From May 20th until May 22nd

  • Japanese vehicles: ST-A2, M42, Type 61, ST-A3, M41A1, M4A3 (76) W, M42, J2M2 and D4Y1
  • Respawn restrictions: 20 for a team, 4 for a player, 2 fighters, 2 bombers

Be sure to follow the schedule in the game client. In case of planned technical works and release of major updates the time intervals of the competitions may be changed.

Rewards

In the first season you can earn 14 sports camouflages, unique titles, “Cybersport’ trophy coupon, and a place in the finals that we’ll talk about in a separate news piece after Season 1 of Rankings Challenge is over.

Rewards based on leaderboards of competitions

Players who place 1 through 100 in a leaderboard of any competition will receive a coupon for a camouflage. You can earn 1 coupon for each competition to a maximum of 12. There are camouflages for the following vehicles: Fw 190 D-9, Spitfire F Mk.XVI, J2M2, Yak-3, Type 74, P-51D-30, Leopard I, M4A3 76 (W), Chieftain Mk.3, Amx-30 (1972), T-44, and Wirbelwind.

Rankings Challenge Season 1 camouflages can be sold on the Marketplace starting from May 23rd.

  • Players who place 1 through 1000 in a leaderboard of any competition will receive a “Cyber-Competitor” title.
  • Players who place 1 through 5000 in a leaderboard of any competition will receive a “Rankings Challenge Season 1 Participant” title.

For 10 victories in each competition the players will receive a special trophy that contains one of the following items:

  • RP Booster for 50% for 5 battles;
  • SL Booster for 50% for 5 battles;
  • A set of wagers;
  • A set of orders;
  • A “Cybersport” trophy coupon.

Rewards based on leaderboards of the season

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special camouflage for Bf 109 F4

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special camouflage for 2S3M

“Wings of Prey (Season 1)” leaderboard:

  • Players who place 1 through 10 will receive a “Legendary Pilot” title.
  • Players who place 1 through 100 will receive a “Gladiator” decal and a special camouflage for Bf 109 F4 (untradable coupon).
  • Players who place 1 through 300 will receive access to the “Wings of Prey — superfinals” tournament that will take place in the tournament service after the season is over. Prize pool of the tournament is 300 GJN.

“Shoulder to Shoulder (Season 1)” leaderboard:

  • Players who place 1 through 20 will receive a “Master of Destruction” title.
  • Players who place 1 through 200 will receive a “Steel Legion” decal and a special camouflage for 2S3M (untradable coupon).
  • Players who place 1 through 900 will receive access to the “Shoulder to Shoulder — superfinals” tournament that will take place in the tournament service after the season is over. Prize pool of the tournament is 600 GJN.

“Fire Front (Season 1)” leaderboard:

  • Players who place 1 through 50 will receive a “Jack of all Trades” title.
  • Players who place 1 through 1000 will receive a “Fire Front” decal and special camouflages for Bf 109 F4 and 2S3M (untradable coupon).
  • Players who place 1 through 2100 will receive access to the “Fire Front — superfinals” tournament that will take place in the tournament service after the season is over. Prize pool of the tournament is 2100 GJN.

Don’t miss your chance to show off your skills in this event!

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