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

April 1 - April 8

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This Week's Ranked Cup is the Bowser Cup.

Bowser's Castle 2

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser Ice BroIce Bro
Fire BroFire Bro
2 Item Slots
BowserBowser WendyWendy
King BooKing Boo King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion)
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Hammer BroHammer Bro
Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Dark ClownDark Clown Para-WingPara-Wing
Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Bonus Points x1.5
Yellow TaxiYellow Taxi Koopa ClownKoopa Clown
Ghost RideGhost Ride Wild WingWild Wing
Double-DeckerDouble-Decker P-WingP-Wing

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons Wicked WingsWicked Wings
Combo Bonus x2
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Gift GliderGift Glider
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute Gold SwooperGold Swooper

Kalimari Desert R

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
WarioWario LarryLarry
Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)
2 Item Slots
IggyIggy RoyRoy
Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver) Pink Shy GuyPink Shy Guy
Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic) Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Chrome DK JumboChrome DK Jumbo LandshipLandship
Bonus Points x1.5
Barrel TrainBarrel Train Cloud 9Cloud 9
Koopa ClownKoopa Clown Light-blue Turbo BirdoLight-blue Turbo Birdo
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider
Combo Bonus x2
ParachuteParachute Wario WingWario Wing
Oilpaper UmbrellaOilpaper Umbrella Gold SwooperGold Swooper

Donut Plains 1T

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Red Koopa (Freerunning)Red Koopa (Freerunning) Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)
Hammer BroHammer Bro
2 Item Slots
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) MortonMorton
Red YoshiRed Yoshi Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue)
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Boomerang BroBoomerang Bro

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Kabuki DasherKabuki Dasher Carrot KartCarrot Kart
Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Green Kiddie KartGreen Kiddie Kart
Tea CoupeTea Coupe
Bonus Points x1.5
Black B DasherBlack B Dasher B DasherB Dasher
RoyaleRoyale Pink MushmellowPink Mushmellow
StreamlinerStreamliner Red B DasherRed B Dasher
Red Turbo YoshiRed Turbo Yoshi

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe Gold SwooperGold Swooper
Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons
Combo Bonus x2
Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons Piston GliderPiston Glider
Gift GliderGift Glider Crimson CraneCrimson Crane
Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Peach HanafudaPeach Hanafuda

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 19

Placement Rewards
1st 25 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
2nd 20 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
3rd 15 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
4th 10 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
5h 10 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
6th 10 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
7th 400 gold
1 Tiers Up
8th 400 gold
1 Tiers Up
9th 400 gold
1 Tiers Up
10th 400 gold
1 Tiers 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.

Related Articles

Progressing through Mario Kart Tour
Things to Do When Starting Mario Kart Tour Upgrading Your Drivers
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
Ranked Races What is Point Boost?


5 Anonymous1 day

>>4 You should get the new drivers then. But I guess it doesn't matter anymore. Get bowser instead. if you have, upgrade him.

4 Anonymous4 days

I'm on tier 30 and I can't raise my score enough to beat the one in the 1st place. I don't have the favored drivers in Hammer Bro cup. Feeling so unlucky in this tour haha

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    • I wonder if they will add again those hard bonus challenges. Like the steer clear of obstacles before with lots of bombs. That was on holiday Tour if I remembered correctly. Bonus challenges in these past few tours are easy to get 3 stars.

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