Warzones have been a big hit with the denizens of The Old Republic, so it goes without saying that when Ranked Warzones were pulled hours before the Launch of Patch 1.2 a lot of people were very disappointed. Now that they have officially made their debut on the live servers, there may be some of you who didn;t get a chance to test it out on the PTS and are wondering what it's all about. Below we go over all the need to know information on how Ranked Warzones Work, if you’re looking to prepare for them, check out our previous article.
The Ranked Warzone interface takes up the top left portion of your regular warzone screen which can be brought up by right clicking on the warzone icon beside the mini-map. There you will find all pertinent info regarding your Ranked Warzone exploits. Some of the information included is your current team rating, highest rating earned, wins, and losses.
This is also where you can queue for warzones both ranked and regular, both of which can be queued for at the same time. If a regular warzone pops first you are allowed to join it and still stay in the queue for Ranked, but not the other way around.
How it Works
Like them or not Ranked Warzones are on the way and I feel they will bring a much needed level of competition and high stakes play that could help bring back some of the more hardcore players that left for new pastures. While it may seem like MMO folks would be more suited to the tea toddlers of the gaming universe, one has to look no further than a streaming site such as twitch tv to see what a bulk of this MMO populace is interested in. E-sports, arenas, and PVP in general rain supreme but try to find a stream of SWTOR and you’ll usually only find a hand full of casts way in the back. In short, Ranked Warzones should fulfill at least one of the needs of the Hardcore, and help cement SWTOR’s PVP experience.