Unlocking Ranked Races and Tier Rewards | Mario Kart Tour

This guide will explain the Ranked Battles feature present in the game Mario Kart Tour and show you how you can increase your Tier as well as what rewards you will receive.

What is a Tier?

Tier is a ranking system in Mario Kart Tour. Tiers are determined by the placement you get during the duration of the ranking. The higher the placement the greater the reward and tier that you will be promoted to.

How to Unlock Ranked Races

Clear the 1st Cup

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Weekly Rankings is now available on the 1st cup of the current tour!

Once unlocked, you can add friends!

After unlocking Ranked Races, you will be able to add friends and compare scores with them. For more information on how to add friends, see the link below.
How To Add Friends

This Week's Ranked Cup

July 1 - July 8

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This Week's Ranked Cup is the Rosalina Cup.

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3 Item Slots
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Dry Bones (Gold)Dry Bones (Gold)
Monty MoleMonty Mole Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear)
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear)
2 Item Slots
Koopa TroopaKoopa Troopa Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)
Ice MarioIce Mario Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue)
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding)
Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
OffroaderOffroader Red TaxiRed Taxi
Blue SodaBlue Soda
Bonus Points x1.5
Red Turbo YoshiRed Turbo Yoshi Blue SevenBlue Seven
Bolt BuggyBolt Buggy Rambi RiderRambi Rider
Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Gold CraneGold Crane
Combo Bonus x2
Droplet GliderDroplet Glider Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
? Block? Block Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider
Butterfly SunsetButterfly Sunset Silver BellsSilver Bells
Manta GliderManta Glider Blooper WingtipBlooper Wingtip

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Baby PeachBaby Peach RosalinaRosalina
Black Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy Birdo (Yellow)Birdo (Yellow)
Dixie KongDixie Kong Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear)
2 Item Slots
Koopa TroopaKoopa Troopa Baby DaisyBaby Daisy
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. LakituLakitu
Mario (Happi)Mario (Happi) Yoshi (Egg Hunt)Yoshi (Egg Hunt)
Funky KongFunky Kong

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Super BlooperSuper Blooper Soda JetSoda Jet
Green Cheep ChargerGreen Cheep Charger Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer
Dozer DasherDozer Dasher Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel
Bonus Points x1.5
Gold BlooperGold Blooper Cloud 9Cloud 9
Cheep ChargerCheep Charger Blue BiddybuggyBlue Biddybuggy
Para-WingPara-Wing Light-blue Turbo BirdoLight-blue Turbo Birdo
Banana MasterBanana Master Gold EggGold Egg

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
ParafoilParafoil Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Peach HanafudaPeach Hanafuda Manta GliderManta Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Peach ParasolPeach Parasol Full FlightFull Flight
Gold SwooperGold Swooper Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
Blooper HanafudaBlooper Hanafuda Chocolate Banana CrêpeChocolate Banana Crêpe

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
WaluigiWaluigi Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time)
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora)
2 Item Slots
BowserBowser ToadetteToadette
Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr. Peach (Vacation)Peach (Vacation)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Ribbon RiderRibbon Rider Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Blue SevenBlue Seven Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer
Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel
Bonus Points x1.5
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Double-DeckerDouble-Decker
Turbo BirdoTurbo Birdo Comet TailComet Tail
Rose QueenRose Queen Blue SodaBlue Soda

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
New YearNew Year's 2020 New YearNew Year's Kite
Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider
Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Combo Bonus x2
ParachuteParachute Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Gift GliderGift Glider Gold SwooperGold Swooper

Where to Find Ranked Races

Ranked Races can be found by an indicator shown above the active cup. Races that are ranked have a bubble which shows your Tier and your current place in the weekly Ranking. Be sure to get a high score for these races as it will determine which tier you make each week.
How To Get A High Score

List of Rewards for Each Rank

Rewards for each rank depends on your tier. Higher tier means higher rewards for first place in rankings.

・Rewards in Tier 33

Placement Rewards
1st 35 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
2nd 20 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
3rd 15 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
4th 10 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
5h 10 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
6th 400 gold
1 Tier Up
7th 400 gold
1 Tier Up

How to Raise your Tier

Play Eligible Cups

You can raise your tier by playing tier eligible cups. Getting a high score in each race in the cup will raise your placement for that week. Raising the base points for your driver, glider, and kart and using drivers and equipment that are favored there will greatly benefit you in getting a higher placement.

Benefits of Higher Placement

Tier Up

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Depending on your placement in the ranking it will determine on how many tiers you would be upgraded to. Be sure to play the tier eligible cup in order to move up a tier.

Greater Rewards

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The higher your placement in the rankings, the greater the rewards that you will receive once the weekly ranking is done. Be sure to get a high score on each of the courses for you to get a higher placement.

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Upgrading Your Karts Upgrading Your Gliders
Increasing Your Player Level and Rewards How to Increase Your Base Points
What Can You Buy in the Shop? About the Gold Pass
Raising Your Skill Level -
Controls and Techniques
Controls and Techniques Recommended Settings
Drifting Mini-Turbo
Rocket Start Extending Glide Time
Jump Boost Slipstream
How to Get a High Score Getting an Item Frenzy
How to Make Combos How to Throw Items Forward and Backward
How to Get Grand Stars How to Get Coins
Coin Rush Guide and Tips How to Get Rubies
How to Use Tickets Badge Collection and How to Display Badges
System Information
Creating an Account What to Do About Communication Errors
Maintenance Information Online Battles
How to Change Your Name How to Add Friends
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18 Anonymous22 days

im ranked 1st but im still in tier 1. also, i havent received any of the gifts. im confused :( help please

17 Anonymousabout 1 month

1st place in tier 30!

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