Mario Kart Tour: How Ranking Works


Mario Kart Tour pits players up against an array of tracks where they’re going to engage up other AI drivers who are all aiming for the number one spot. At the end of the race, players receive bonus points based on their performance, their driver, car, glider, and what they do during the race. These points add up to give them a total, determining how many stars they receive to advance to the next track in the cup. Following the Yoshi Cup, players are going to unlock the ranking system, which pits players against 19 others to see who can get the highest score. How does ranking and this scoring system work?

How Ranking Works in Mario Kart Tour

Before you can start thinking about the ranking system, make sure to complete the Yoshi Cup. It should be the third one you tackle in the game. After you complete it, you’re going to unlock ranking and the friend’s list.

When you look at the ranking list, you’re going to see 19 other names with a bunch of numbers next to them. Those numbers are the overall score a player has attained based on their performance on the three available races in the cup. The final, fourth race, comes with a gimmick and does not count towards your total. However, you do still attain stars on the last race to advance to the next cup.

At the start of Mario Kart Tour, players are only going to have access to the ranking system with the first cup: the Koopa Troopa Cup. Despite this, you’re not competing against the entire world to advance. You’re only racing to beat the 19 other players in your group. The ranked tier timeline lasts for a full week. In the end, based on your performance, you may have the opportunity to advance.

Only the top 10 players of your ranking group are going to advance. It’s broken up into chunks:

  • The top three advanced three tiers
  • Fourth to sixth place advance two tiers
  • Seventh to tenth place advance a single tier.
  • Players between 11 and 20 remain in the cup.

Based on where you land, you’re not only going to advance in tiers, but you’re going to receive a reward.

  • First place winner receives 20 rubies
  • Second place receives 15 rubies
  • Third place receives 10 rubies
  • Fourth to sixth place receives five rubies
  • Seventh to tenth place collect 300 coins
  • Players between 11 and 20 do not receive any rewards

Not only are the most active players going to have a chance to face off against equally skilled players, but they’re also going to get the opportunity to draw more drivers, vehicles, and gliders from the pipe. Rubies are a vital resource in Mario Kart Tour, and the ranking system highlights their importance even further.

The tiers you’re competing in are the cup tiers. For example, if you get first place this week on the Koppa Troopa cup, you’re going to advance to compete against other players on the cup three tiers above Koppa Troopa. If you get between fourth and give, you’re going to go up two cups and compete there against the players.

At this time, everyone is going to be competing in the Koppa Troopa Cup. Over the next few weeks, players are going to spread out, consistently advancing. Because this is the first week of rankings, we don’t know if when players get higher up in the rankings if those who do not meet the requirements to advance have the chance of getting demoted a rank. We’re likely going to learn these details over the next few weeks with more players playing the game.

Additionally, some of these details are subject to change as we learn more information from Nintendo and view the organic development of Mario Kart Tour’s ranking scene.