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

September 16 - September 23

RMX Mario Circuit 1RMX Mario Circuit 1 Royal Raceway TRoyal Raceway T
RMX Rainbow Road 1TRMX Rainbow Road 1T Ring RaceRing Race

This Week's Ranked Cup is the Baby Mario Cup. Compete in this ranked cup and earn various rewards!

RMX Mario Circuit 1

RMX Mario Circuit 1 Shortcuts and How to Raise Your Score

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic)
Mario (Chef)Mario (Chef) Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding)
Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear)
2 Item Slots
Baby MarioBaby Mario Ice MarioIce Mario
Peach (Wintertime)Peach (Wintertime) Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)
Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic) Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Red Turbo YoshiRed Turbo Yoshi Super 1Super 1
Gold EggGold Egg Pink WingPink Wing
Blue SodaBlue Soda Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger
Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger
Bonus Points x1.5
Koopa DasherKoopa Dasher DK JumboDK Jumbo
CheermellowCheermellow Apple KartApple Kart
Comet TailComet Tail Dasher IIDasher II
Red Kiddie KartRed Kiddie Kart 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario Plaid RibbonPlaid Ribbon
Pink Gold Paper GliderPink Gold Paper Glider Gold CraneGold Crane
Cape Mario HanafudaCape Mario Hanafuda Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Crimson CraneCrimson Crane Blizzard ParasolBlizzard Parasol
YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
? Block? Block 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star

Royal Raceway T

Royal Raceway T Shortcuts and How to Raise Your Score

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear)
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)
2 Item Slots
PeachettePeachette Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono)
Peach (Vacation)Peach (Vacation) Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time)
Funky KongFunky Kong Mario (Chef)Mario (Chef)
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Captain ToadCaptain Toad

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer Gilded PrancerGilded Prancer
Pink WingPink Wing Red TaxiRed Taxi
Blue SodaBlue Soda Koopa KingKoopa King
Bonus Points x1.5
Turbo YoshiTurbo Yoshi ZucchiniZucchini
Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi P-WingP-Wing
Karp KartKarp Kart Rose QueenRose Queen
Sweet DaytripperSweet Daytripper Clackety KartClackety Kart

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute Blizzard ParasolBlizzard Parasol
Strawberry DonutStrawberry Donut Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings
Bullet Bill HanafudaBullet Bill Hanafuda
Combo Bonus x2
Glitter GliderGlitter Glider Gift GliderGift Glider
Eggshell GliderEggshell Glider Bright GliderBright Glider
Chocolate DonutChocolate Donut Chocolate Banana CrêpeChocolate Banana Crêpe
Silver-and-Gold HeartsSilver-and-Gold Hearts

RMX Rainbow Road 1T

RMX Rainbow Road 1T Shortcuts and How to Raise Your Score

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer)
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Builder ToadBuilder Toad
Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate) Daisy (Yukata)Daisy (Yukata)
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)
2 Item Slots
Donkey KongDonkey Kong BowserBowser
Mario (Happi)Mario (Happi) Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)
Dry Bowser (Gold)Dry Bowser (Gold) Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Rose QueenRose Queen Happy RideHappy Ride
Head HonchoHead Honcho Gold Pipe FrameGold Pipe Frame
DK MaximumDK Maximum
Bonus Points x1.5
Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi OffroaderOffroader
Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger Silver Bullet BlasterSilver Bullet Blaster
Pirate Sushi RacerPirate Sushi Racer Black Kabuki DasherBlack Kabuki Dasher
8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Daisy GliderDaisy Glider Tropical GliderTropical Glider
Great SailGreat Sail Festival WingsFestival Wings
8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
Combo Bonus x2
Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider 8-Bit Jumping Mario8-Bit Jumping Mario
? Block? Block Pink Gold Paper GliderPink Gold Paper Glider
Butterfly WingsButterfly Wings Great SailGreat Sail
Super Mario Kart GliderSuper Mario Kart Glider

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.

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?


19 Anonymous2 months

>>18 I'm sure by now you realized that you have to finish the week in that rank to get the rewards!

18 Anonymous3 months

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


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