Get ready to climb the Versus Arena ranked ladder!
With the release of our 2.14 patch, ranked ladder comes to Versus Arena!
The Versus Arena rank system has been replaced with the same constellation structure as the current Ranked Play ladder. Players will move up one star for a win and move down one star for a loss in the same fashion as Ranked Play (including into the Snake, if a player loses while at the beginning of a constellation), moving up a rank after winning a game at the end of the current constellation.
Players from rank 1-12 with four wins in one arena run will also get “Bonus Matches”, granting them an additional star if they are able to get their fifth win. At the end of each month, rankings will reset in the same fashion as on the Ranked Play ladder. Players who are at rank 9-12 will return to rank 12, players from rank 5-8 will return to rank 9 and players from rank 1-5 and Legend rank will return to rank 5.
The Versus Arena rank system will also have a Legend rank like the Ranked Play ladder. Once at Legend rank, resigning a Versus Arena run will come with a two-match penalty, and “Bonus Matches” will no longer be awarded. Otherwise, winning and losing games will affect players’ Legend ranks in the same fashion as in the Ranked Play ladder.
Matchmaking is similar to the Ranked Play ladder, with priority placed on matching players to similar ranks. However, players will also receive adjustments based on their record in their current arena run, facing (slightly) stronger opponents with more successful runs and (slightly) weaker opponents with less successful ones.
Players will still receive the same per-run rewards that they always have, including a non-premium Adoring Fan for a 7-win run. However, rank-up rewards have become seasonal rewards, as follows:
Players that reach Legend rank for the first time will receive the same Legend card back available on the Ranked Play ladder (if they don’t already have it.) In addition, players that reach Legend rank for the first time will receive a premium copy of Adoring Fan, (again, if they don’t already have one.)
At the end of each month, players who reached rank 9 will receive one Event Ticket. Players who reached rank 5 will receive one additional Event Ticket (two total), while players who reached rank 1 will receive one additional Event Ticket (three total).
At the end of each month, players who ended the season in the top 100 or top 10 Legend rank will receive the same special card backs as the Ranked Play ladder.
We hope you enjoy the changes to the Versus Arena. Go forth and revel in the glory of battle!