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 Mario Cup

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After clearing the 4th cup of the tour, the Mario Cup, Weekly Rankings will become available to you

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

December 11 - December 18

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This Week's Ranked Cup is the Shy Guy Cup.

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
ToadetteToadette Peach (Kimono)Peach (Kimono)
Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Daisy (Holiday Cheer)
2 Item Slots
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) Baby DaisyBaby Daisy
Baby PeachBaby Peach Baby MarioBaby Mario

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
BadwagonBadwagon Birthday GirlBirthday Girl
Queen BeeQueen Bee
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Black B DasherBlack B Dasher
Chrome DK JumboChrome DK Jumbo RoyaleRoyale
Red B DasherRed B Dasher

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Cloud GliderCloud Glider Purple Oilpaper UmbrellaPurple Oilpaper Umbrella
Glitter GliderGlitter Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Bullet Bill ParachuteBullet Bill Parachute Peach ParasolPeach Parasol
ParafoilParafoil Super GliderSuper Glider

Rainbow Road T

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario Baby RosalinaBaby Rosalina
Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa)
2 Item Slots
Mario (Musician)Mario (Musician) BowserBowser
Mario (Hakama)Mario (Hakama) Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon RoyaleRoyale
Bonus Points x1.5
Gold BlooperGold Blooper DaytripperDaytripper
TricksterTrickster TricksterTrickster

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Gold GliderGold Glider BBIA ParafoilBBIA Parafoil
Le TricoloreLe Tricolore
Combo Bonus x2
Lightning OilpaperLightning Oilpaper Oilpaper UmbrellaOilpaper Umbrella
Waluigi WingWaluigi Wing

London Loop R

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
LakituLakitu Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver)
2 Item Slots
YoshiYoshi MarioMario
Shy GuyShy Guy Peach (Vacation)Peach (Vacation)
Red Koopa (Freerunning)Red Koopa (Freerunning) Daisy (Holiday Cheer)Daisy (Holiday Cheer)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Swift JackSwift Jack
Bonus Points x1.5
Pipe FramePipe Frame Bumble VBumble V
Carrot KartCarrot Kart Wildfire FlyerWildfire Flyer
Birthday Girl RosalinaBirthday Girl Rosalina

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Soaring JackSoaring Jack
Combo Bonus x2
Cloud GliderCloud Glider Royal ParachuteRoyal Parachute
Piston GliderPiston 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

Placement Rewards
1st 20 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
2nd 15 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
3rd 5 Rubies
3 Tiers Up
4th 5 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
5h 5 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
6th 5 Rubies
2 Tiers Up
7th 300 gold
1 Tiers Up
8th 300 gold
1 Tiers Up
9th 300 gold
1 Tiers Up
10th 300 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.

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