Players will no longer be demoted for losing, except Legend 2 and 3. However, the players' rank will still be demoted at the end of the season.
New Rank Added
♦ In order to keep Ranked Duels without demotions, the following ranks will be added. Therefore, players will be demoted by 7 ranks instead of 5 when a new season begins with the addition of new ranks.
Bronze Rank 6-7
Silver Rank 6-7
Gold Rank 6-7
Platinum Rank 6-7
Cumulative Rewards Update
Players will get Gems every time they win a duel, up until their 50th win.
Card Tickets will be given out for every 5th and 10th win.
There will be a few changes to rewards such as UR and SR Tickets.
A lot of people are confused about how many wins are needed to rank up on the PvP ladder in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, hopefully this guide will clear some misconceptions up or answer your questions.
To rank up you either need to go +X (where X is a number dependant on your rank; for gold it’s 3, platinum it’s 4 and legend it’s 5) OR you need to have an X-win streak, again where X depends on your rank. (an X-win streak trumps everything, it doesn’t matter how many losses you had before)
What does it mean to go +X? Imagine you just got to Platinum 3,and you go “WWLWWLWW” (with W being a win, and L being a loss) you’ll have ranked up to Platinum 4 because your overall score was +4 wins.
A lot of the misconception comes from the fact that people forget the losses you get when first getting to a new rank will also count (your score can go under zero). For example you just achieved Platinum 3, and you go “LWWLWWLWW” , this will not make you rank up because currently you are at +3 wins. HOWEVER even if you did get a loss at the start, if you would get a +4 win streak in Platinum, you will be promoted, no matter the losses before the win streak. So at Platinum 3 going “LWWWW” will make you rank up, but “LWWWLWW” wouldn’t make you rank up because you’re only at +3 wins.
The way you’ll get demoted from a rank is by having a 3-Loss streak OR by going -3 (this is the same number for Gold, Platinum, Legend); if you just got to Legend 2 and go “LLWLL” you’ll be demoted because your score just hit -3. But don’t forget you can never be demoted when you are in Gold 1, Platinum 1, Legend1 or KoG…. So once you get to Legend 1 you don’t have to fear dropping back down to Platinum 5.
To rank up from Legend 3 to King of Games you always need a 5-win streak, but you do not need a win streak to get from Gold 5 to Platinum 1 or to get from Platinum 5 to Legend 1.
If you correctly understand how this system works you can know exactly when you’ll start a promotion match (or a demotion match).
Fun is the deck that wins, if you are talking about your pref, play stromberg with maju, magicians, toons, darklords with fortune cards, Ive even seen some variations of aromage that can win of course neos
It’s not 5 wins in a row can’t explain the ranking system but you don’t always need 5 consecutive wins to advance. You have to go on a long enough win streak but losing two matches in a row screws you I know that much
Anonymous 22days ago
You need 5 consecutive wins to promote to KOG? So, theoretically you could have +100 wins and still don't get the promotion? This is very stupid. I have no idea why nobody here seems to complain about that. I keep losing after my fourth consecutive wins over and over again. The 🔥, this ranked system is stupid.
5 gems until 50th win means only 250 means 5 packs only.
Just to be sure this (5 gems) is different from 5 gems as in cumulative reward?? or it's the same??
Instead of demotion, I concern more about cumulative rewards. If you only get 10 gems per win and won't get anymore after your 50th win, it means you will only get 500 gems per month, which is only worth 10 packs. I hope it would be 20 or 30 gems per win, but knowing how Konami deal with things makes me feel hopeless