Rewarded Score From Depleted Mythic Keystone Dungeons over 20 Reduced With Patch 10.0.5

January 25, 2023

Blizzard has announced that rewarded score from depleted Mythic Keystone Dungeons in +20 or higher will be significantly lowered. Read more..

Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5 is now officially live, Blizzard has already announced some upcoming changes with the next weekly reset. The score rewarded by a depleted Mythic Keystone Dungeon over the level of 20 or higher will be significantly lowered.

This means that a depleted keystone (+21 or higher) will reward a rating similiar as if the dungeon was a +20. Blizzard reasons this to ensure that on the very high-end of the leaderboard, players are awarded for their success rather then them looking out for just very high keys despite knowing they are going to be short of the timer.

With 10.0.5, we’ve made a change to Mythic Keystone Dungeon Ratings. Now, completing a Mythic+21 or higher dungeon, but exceeding the target time, awards Mythic+ Rating as if the dungeon were a Mythic+20.
We award partial Mythic Rating credit for completed dungeons beyond the target time (up to 40% over the target time) to recognize the skill and effort involved, and to encourage groups to stick together even if it seems like they’re going to fall a bit short of the timer. But at the very high end of the system, we’ve heard feedback that sometimes the best way to attain further incremental Rating increases is seeking out keys that a group may have no hope of clearing within the timer. We don’t want to change the way the system works for the vast majority of players who are working their way towards new Valor upgrade tiers or cosmetic unlocks, but past the Mythic+20 threshold, there are no further tangible rewards, other than the leaderboards and eventual end-of-season competition for the Thundering Hero title.
The goal of this change is to ensure that the way to climb the leaderboards and earn a title meant for the best Mythic+ players in the world is by successfully completing dungeons within the allotted time, without negatively impacting the majority of players using the system. With this change, some players who are just barely at 2400 rating, with some of that rating coming from untimed 21+ keys, may drop below 2400 and need to re-earn that Rating in order to continue to upgrade new items to Rank 13.