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 4th Cup

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After clearing the 4th cup of the tour, 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

February 19 - February 26

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This Week's Ranked Cup is the King Boo Cup.

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
BowserBowser Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr.
Black CircuitBlack Circuit Waluigi (Bus Driver)Waluigi (Bus Driver)
2 Item Slots
Dry BowserDry Bowser PaulinePauline
WarioWario LarryLarry
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Black CircuitBlack Circuit Koopa ClownKoopa Clown
Ghost RideGhost Ride BruiserBruiser
Bonus Points x1.5
Black B DasherBlack B Dasher Super BlooperSuper Blooper
Bullet BlasterBullet Blaster Dark ClownDark Clown
Para-WingPara-Wing P-WingP-Wing

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Full FlightFull Flight Wario WingWario Wing
Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Combo Bonus x2
Fare FlierFare Flier Shell ParachuteShell Parachute
Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Gold SwooperGold Swooper

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
King BooKing Boo King Boo (LuigiKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion)
Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue)
2 Item Slots
ToadToad Shy GuyShy Guy
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) Pink Shy GuyPink Shy Guy

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
WarshipWarship TricksterTrickster
Birthday Girl RosalinaBirthday Girl Rosalina Para-WingPara-Wing
Green Kiddie KartGreen Kiddie Kart
Bonus Points x1.5
Poltergust 4000Poltergust 4000 Queen BeeQueen Bee
Green Cheep ChargerGreen Cheep Charger

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Purple Oilpaper UmbrellaPurple Oilpaper Umbrella Rainy BalloonsRainy Balloons
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Baby Mario HanafudaBaby Mario Hanafuda
Combo Bonus x2
Fare FlierFare Flier New YearNew Year's Kite
Blizzard ParasolBlizzard Parasol

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Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora) Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)
2 Item Slots
Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer) Ice MarioIce Mario
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Birdo (Light Blue)Birdo (Light Blue)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
P-WingP-Wing Light-blue Turbo BirdoLight-blue Turbo Birdo
Comet TailComet Tail Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer
Bonus Points x1.5
MacharonMacharon Carrot KartCarrot Kart
Radish RiderRadish Rider Blue SevenBlue Seven

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider Rainbow StarchuteRainbow Starchute
Combo Bonus x2
Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute Blizzard ParasolBlizzard Parasol
Sweetheart GliderSweetheart Glider Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons
YoshiYoshi's Egg 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.

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