How to know if you’re uptiered
Firstly, this guide will only be useful to you if you know that you’re uptiered at all, so here are some ways that’ll help you understand if you’re in an uptiered game or not
When you’re in a game, a good way to check if there’s an up tier or not is by looking at the SP price of your vehicles, which will allow you to check if its an uptiered game or not. The graph in the images below will show what SP price will appear during a game.
SP price varies between types of vehicle such as heavy tank, light tank, etc. If the SP price is high and isnt on the image above, it means you’ve got a full downtier!
Fun fact: Theres an even easier option if you have a 5.7 lineup. Simply check of the nuke option is available or not! If its available, it means you’ve got uptiered.
Another way of checking if you’re uptiered is by simply looking at your teammates! If your teammates tanks don’t look suitable for your BR/lineup, then its either a downtier or an uptier.
How to survive an uptier
Good job! If you’re in this part, it mean’s you are definitely up tiered and need help. I can’t really go into your game and give you some guidance, but I can give a few tips that may help you in an up tiered game.
When you’re in an up tiered game, it usually means everyone has more beefier armour or a more powerful cannon than yours. Which is why you should avoid sniping unless you think its fine to snipe. You should not try to risk being counter sniped or simply have your shots bounce. If you risk it, 60% chance you will be sent back to the hangar with a detrimental SL bill.
Hide/Use cover to your advantage
When you’re in an up tiered game, don’t just straight up go aggressive on the enemy willy nilly. Remember, they most likely have better armour or firepower than you do because it is an up tiered game. You’re better off waiting for the enemy and ambushing them in spots such as bushes, rocks, etc. You should also use cover at all times. You need to make sure the enemy doesn’t get the first shot on you unless you’re confident enough that your tank can bounce it. Otherwise, back to the hangar.
When up tiered, you should make it a priority that the enemy doesn’t see you, but you can see the enemy. Which is why flanking is a good option. Be warned, though, as you might find some cheeky light tanks (which are probably a higher BR than you) that have also decided to start flanking. Which is why only flank with caution.
When you’re in an up tiered game, make sure to remind yourself that the enemy isn’t the only one that isn’t a higher tier than you, your teammates are too! Which is why you should support your teammates. Stay behind them and cover their flanks and assist them when needed. Facing an up tiered tank alone can be detrimental to you as well.
Leave the match
All of those tips above are for the chads who decide that the only way to survive is to fight, but if you don’t want to go through the feeling of losing SL, just simply leave the match. You can simply wait out the crew lock by doing things such as watching youtube, or do anything of the sort.
Extra notes and thoughts
Congratulations! Now you know the basics of how to survive an uptiered game. Have any comments or questions? Leave them down in the comment section below and there will be an 80% chance I will not read or answer them. Good luck!
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