Thus you can meet planes that are the same rank as you and seldom - planes that are one rank higher or lower. You will never meet a jet while flying rank 2 or 3 planes. Here is a simple illustration showing how the ranks system works. Thus match-maker will balance you with the planes of your rank principally and sometimes aircraft one rank higher or lower. But planes of rank 2 for example will never meet rank 4 or 5. The most important balancing tool match-maker uses is battle rating.
WoWS: 0.5.9 Matchmaking Chart (Updated)
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Battle Rating BR is used to balance out planes based on how well they fight, or how dangerous they are. In realistic battles , you have only one plane and it's BR is used to match you with approximately equal enemies. Usually you should not be put up against planes that are more than 1BR higher or lower than you. In arcade mode it's a bit more complex. Matchmaking works by using the BR of your top 3 planes in the line-up preset you are using, to calculate a value. This is so planes which are statistically too different cannot be together, as some planes are in the same rank but have better armament, and hence a higher BR. According to this value, you should not be allowed to play in the same battle against players with their top three planes ranked either 2 rank levels higher OR 2 rank levels lower than your rank.
Matchmaking is better known to players as the "balancer," but this mechanic in War Thunder is called matchmaking for good reason. Unlike simple team selection systems, designed only to balance out the game sessions, the capabilities of War Thunder's system are much broader. It allows you to create sessions with strictly defined vehicles, restrictions on certain types and classes and various other configurations. Learn more about game modes in their respective related articles.
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