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The Test Subject Selection Vote is an in-game voting event to decide which character will receive the Test Subject skin for the current season. The system was first added in Season 6 added during the April 17 2019 patch.

General Information[]

  • Voting is held a few months before season end in the form of 6 rounds over the course of approximately a month. The duration of each round starts as 3 days, then increases as the rounds go on.
  • At the end of each selection round, several characters will be eliminated from contention; at the end of the final round, the character with the highest number of votes will be selected for the Test Subject skin.
  • Characters that already have Test Subject skins are excluded from the event. Characters released during this event are also excluded.
  • Every selection round, the players who cast the most votes will be awarded benefits. These benefit rewards, along with rank-based season rewards, will be distributed after the end of the season.

Vote Tickets[]

  • Players vote for characters using Vote Tickets. Vote Tickets can be obtained through the following methods:

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  • Daily log-in: players receive 5 Vote Tickets each day they log into the game. This can be collected directly in Quests.
  • Daily quests: each quest can only be completed once per day. If all daily quests are completed, players can earn 25 Vote Tickets per day.
    • Achieve Top 4 (Classic Mode) (0/1): 10 Vote Tickets
    • Reach Rank (Random Mastery) B+ (All modes) (0/1): 10 Vote Tickets

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Vote Tickets cannot be used after this event.

Voting Schedule[]

  • Rest Periods were removed in Season 9.
  • The time each round lasts varies, with the first 3 rounds being 3 days long, the next 2 rounds being 5 days long, and the final selection vote being 11 days long.
  • Halfway through each voting round, the Provisional Result(s) will be announced. There is 1 Provisional result for rounds 1-5, with rounds 4-5 having Live Result Update after the Provisional update. Final round consists of 5 Live Result Updates.

Round Date(2019) Notes
Rest Period April 17 - April 24 Voting not available
1st Voting Round April 24 - May 1 Preliminary result on April 27; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period May 1 - May 8 Voting not available
2nd Voting Round May 8 - May 15 Preliminary result on May 11; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period May 15 - May 22 Voting not available
3rd Voting Round May 22 - May 29 Preliminary result on May 25; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period May 29 - June 5 Voting not available
4th Voting Round June 5 - June 14 Preliminary results on June 10 and June 12; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period June 14 - June 19 Voting not available
5th Voting Round June 19 - June 28 Preliminary results on June 24 and June 26; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period June 28 - July 3 Voting not available
Final Voting Round July 3 - July 12 Preliminary results on July 8 and July 10; the winning character will be selected at the end of the round

Round Date(2020) Notes
Rest Period N/A N/A
1st Voting Round February 12 - February 14 Preliminary result on February 13; 15 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period February 14 - February 15 Voting not available
2nd Voting Round February 15 - February 17 Preliminary result on February 16; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period February 17 - February 18 Voting not available
3rd Voting Round February 18 - February 20 Preliminary result on February 19; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period February 20 - February 21 Voting not available
4th Voting Round February 21 - February 25 Preliminary results on February 22 and February 24; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period February 25 - February 26 Voting not available
5th Voting Round February 26 - March 1 Preliminary results on February 27 and February 29; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period March 1 - March 2 Voting not available
Final Voting Round March 2 - March 11 Preliminary results on March 4 and March 8; the winning character will be selected at the end of the round

Round Date(2020) Notes
Rest Period N/A N/A
1st Voting Round July 22 - July 24 Preliminary result on July 23; 15 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period July 24 - July 25 Voting not available
2nd Voting Round July 25 - July 27 Preliminary result on July 26; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period July 27 - July 28 Voting not available
3rd Voting Round July 28 - July 30 Preliminary result on July 29; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period July 30 - July 31 Voting not available
4th Voting Round July 31 - August 4 Preliminary results on August 1 and August 3; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period August 4 - August 5 Voting not available
5th Voting Round August 5 - August 9 Preliminary results on August 6 and August 8; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Rest Period August 9 - August 10 Voting not available
Final Voting Round August 10 - August 19 Preliminary results on August 12 and August 16; the winning character will be selected at the end of the round

Round Date Notes
1st Voting Round April 28 - April 30 Provisional Results on April 29; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
2nd Voting Round May 1 - May 3 Provisional Results on May 2; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
3rd Voting Round May 4 - May 6 Provisional Results on May 5; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
4th Voting Round May 7 - May 11 Provisional Results on May 8, Live Result Update on May 10; 3 characters eliminated at the end of the round
5th Voting Round May 12 - May 16 Provisional Results on May 13, Live Result Update on May 15; 3 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Final Voting Round May 17 - May 27 Live Result Updates on May 18, May 20, May 22, May 24 and May 26; the winning character will be selected at the end of the round

Round Date Notes
1st Voting Round October 20 - October 22 Provisional Results on October 21; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
2nd Voting Round October 23 - October 25 Provisional Results on October 24; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
3rd Voting Round October 26 - October 28 Provisional Results on October 27; 10 characters eliminated at the end of the round
4th Voting Round October 29 - November 2 Provisional Results on October 30, Live Result Update on November 1; 5 characters eliminated at the end of the round
5th Voting Round November 3 - November 7 Provisional Results on November 4, Live Result Update on November 6; 3 characters eliminated at the end of the round
Final Voting Round November 8 - November 18 Live Result Updates on November 9, November 11, November 13, November 15 and November 17; the winning character will be selected at the end of the round

User Interface Navigation[]

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The voting event can be accessed by selecting the voting banner on home screen.

Home Window[]

In the Home screen, players can view My Benefits.

At the end of each voting round, players can click on the "Check Result" button to view the voting results for that round. The reveal animation can be skipped, to quickly view the voting results for all characters. Season 9 Voting Results Animation.gif

Vote Now Window[]

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In the Vote Now screen, players can vote for 1 character at a time with many votes as the players want.

Ranking Window[]

The Ranking screen shows the results of completed selection rounds. Players can see the top 500 users that have cast the most votes, both cumulatively for each selection round and for each character.

Researcher Ranking Guide[]

  • Only completed selection rounds will be available for viewing.
  • Each Vote Ticket counts as 1 vote.

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Test Subject Selection Guide[]

The following event rules can be viewed by selecting the "Help" button within the "Vote Event Home Screen".

Voting Selections[]

  • How to vote: Vote for your season's favourite Test Subject to participate in the Test Subject Skin Selection. ( Vote Tickets can be obtained through quests or can be purchased in the shop.)
  • Voting Schedule: Test Subjects will be eliminated through rounds 1 to 5. The final round will determine which Test Subject get the season 9 Test Subject's skin. (More details available by clicking the calendar icon on the vote menu.)
  • Benefits: Specific items can be obtained for each round upon reaching a certain rank. ( More details available by clicking on "my benefits" on the vote menu.)
  • Vote Stamps: Vote Stamps can be received upon voting, and can be exchanged in the Vote Shop for different items.
  • Details:

[How to vote]

  • For the first time of the voting event, Vote Tickets can be used to vote for Test Subjects.
  • Test Subjects who have already received a Test Subject Skin are excluded from the voting event.

[Vote Tickets acquisition]

  • Vote Tickets can be obtained for free through daily quests, or purchased in the shop.

[Vote Stamps]

  • 1 Vote Stamp is obtained for each Vote Ticket used.
  • Vote Stamps can be exchanged for limited items and Credits in the Vote shop.

[Vote Ticket and Vote Stamps expiration]

  • Vote Tickets will expire at the end of the voting event: they cannot be used after the end of the voting event and will not be carried over the next season's voting event.
  • Vote Stamps can be used in the Vote Shop even after the end of the Voting Event, but will expire before the beginning of the next season. We recommend you to use them during the Voting Event.

Provisional Results[]

  • 1st to 3rd Selections: Only the name of Test subjects who are critically close to elimination will be shown
  • 4th and 5th Selections: Only the name of Test subjects who are critically close to elimination will be shown

Vote Tickets[]

  • Vote Tickets can be obtained through daily log-ins and through gameplay.
  • Daily log-in will give 5 Vote Tickets, completing daily vote tickets quests give 20 tickets in total.
  • Vote Tickets can also be purchased using in-game currency.
  • Please make sure to use all your Vote Tickets before the Final Selection ends, as the Vote Tickets will NOT be used in any future events.

Rewards[]

  • My Benefits can be checked in the home tab.

My Benefits[]

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The Benefits describes special prizes for the players who submit the most votes during each Selection Round.

For each voting round, if you are one of the voters with the highest number of votes, you will receive a Benefit.

  • 1st Selection Vote

TOP 300 Benefits: 1st Test Subject in 1st Selection Round's exclusive Deco Item (Test Subject's room decoration)

TOP 400 Benefits: 300 Gems

TOP 500 Benefits: 100 Experiment Memory

  • 2nd Selection Vote

TOP 200 Benefits: 1st Test Subject in 2nd Selection Round's Emoticon

TOP 400 Benefits: 300 Gems

TOP 500 Benefits: 100 Experiment Memory

  • 3rd Selection Vote

TOP 150 Benefits: 1st Test Subject in 3rd Selection Round's Lantern

TOP 400 Benefits: 300 Gems

TOP 500 Benefits: 100 Experiment Memory

  • 4th Selection Vote

TOP 100 1st Test Subject in 4th Selection Round's Voice Pack

TOP 150 Benefits: 400 Gems

TOP 200 Benefits: 350 Gems

TOP 400 Benefits: 130 Experiment Memory

  • 5th Selection Vote

TOP 80 Privilege: Test Subject Skin Winner's Test Subject Avatar

TOP 150 Benefits: 400 Gems

TOP 200 Benefits: 350 Gems

TOP 400 Benefits: 130 Experiment Memory

  • 6th Selection Vote

TOP 30 Privilege: Test Subject Skin Winner's Variant Test Subject Avatar

TOP 150 Benefits: 600 Gems

TOP 200 Benefits: 350 Gems

TOP 400 Benefits: 130 Experiment Memory

  • Players will receive all rewards if the cumulative votes for characters during this Test Subject Skin Selection are within the TOP 30.
  • Check voter rankings by selecting the Ranking Tab -> All.

If a Test Subject Voice that has already been selected at the previous round is selected again, it will be changed to a BGM item.

All rewards will be distributed to each player at the end of the season alongside the season's league rewards.

Vote Shop[]

In Season 9, the players will receive Vote Stamps corresponding to the number of Voting Tickets that were used ( 1 vote = 1 stamp). Vote Stamps can last after the voting event ended but will EXPIRE when the new season begins.

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The Vote Shop contains products such as "The Art of Black Survival" and seasonal skins' voice packs: 17M-RFT31, 14M-RFT04, 16M-RFT22 and 14M-RFT13. These products belong to the upper section called Season-limited.


Right below is another section called Credits where Vote Stamps can be exchanged for Credits.

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Season-limited: Limited item only sold during a specific season


Credits: Exchange your Vote Stamps into Credits

Voting Results[]

Season 6[]

The Season 6 Test Subject Selection Vote was held from April 24th to July 12th. The results from the vote can be found at Season 6 Test Subject Selection Voting Results.

Season 7[]

The Season 7 Test Subject Selection Vote was held from February 12th to March 11th. The results from the vote can be found here soon.

Season 8[]

The Season 8 Test Subject Selection Vote was held from July 22nd to August 19th. The results from the vote can be found here soon.

Season 9[]

The Season 9 Test Subject Selection Vote was held from April 28th to May 27th. The results from the vote can be found at Season 9 Test Subject Selection Voting Results.

Season 10[]

The Season 10 Test Subject Selection Vote is currently being held from October 20th to November 18th. The ongoing results from the vote can be found at Season 10 Test Subject Selection Voting Results.

Announcement History[]

Season 6
* Initial Announcement: The voting event was first announced on Medium on April 5th.
  • 6.1.00 Patch: The voting system was added to the game during the 6.1.00 patch. However, the voting system could not be accessed until the start of voting, on April 24th.
  • The voting schedule was announced on April 17th.
  • Privilege Extension: the privileges were extended to include more players per round. (April 24th)
  • 6.3.01 Patch: It was announced that for the remaining voting rounds, there will be 2 preliminary results, instead of just 1.
  • Updated Schedule: An updated schedule was released. To account for the additional preliminary results, each rest period was shortened by 2 days.
    • Old schedule:

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Differences from Season 6[]

  • Rest periods were periods where voting was not available, typically after the end of rounds, and were removed in season 9.
  • Previously the first 3 rounds were 2 days long, the next 2 rounds being approximately 5 days long, and the final selection vote 9 days long.
  • Players were able to obtain voting tickets during rest periods. However, the tickets could only be used during voting rounds.
  • Preliminary results were announced halfway through the round. There was 1 preliminary result for rounds 1-3 and 2 preliminary results for rounds 4-6.


  • The former Voting Ticket required a certain amount of selected characters in order to be used. The requirement reduced as the rounds went on since Test Subjects were steadily being eliminated.
    • On earlier rounds, each ticket would allow 5 characters to be chosen where as in the Final, only 1 was permitted. This was to ensure that the available voting spots were proportionate to the remaining Test Subjects.


  • My Benefits is a replacement name of the reward distributing system to what formerly known as Privileges. The system before updated, provided rewards only to players that were within a restricted range.
    • 1st Selection Vote TOP 300 Privilege: 1st Test Subject in 1st Selection Round's exclusive Deco Item (Test Subject's room decoration)
    • 2nd Selection Vote TOP 200 Privilege: 1st Test Subject in 2nd Selection Round's Emoticon
    • 3rd Selection Vote TOP 150 Privilege: 1st Test Subject in 3rd Selection Round's Lantern
    • 4th Selection Vote TOP 100 1st Test Subject in 4th Selection Round's Voice Pack
    • 5th Selection Vote TOP 80 Privilege: Test Subject Skin Winner's Test Subject Avatar
    • 6th Selection Vote TOP 50 Privilege: Test Subject Skin Winner's Variant Test Subject Avatar


All eligible characters are assigned a letter grade from A-D. According to the in-game "Grade Standard", these grades are based on the characters' win rates and pick rates. The letter grades do not affect the voting process. This was removed in Season 9. Additional information can be found in the collapsible table underneath.

Character Grades
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All eligible characters are assigned a letter grade from A-D. According to the in-game "Grade Standard", these grades are based on the characters' win rates and pick rates. The letter grades do not affect the voting process.

Character Letter Grade
Adela B
Adriana A
Alex D
Arda A
Aya B
Barbara D
Bernice C
Camilo C
Chiara B
Emma A
Fiora B
Hyejin C
Isol D
JP D
Jackie B
Jan C
Lenox D
Leon B
Li Dailin A
Luke A
Magnus C
Mai C
Nathapon D
Rozzi A
Shoichi A
Silvia D
Sissela A
Sua C
William B
XiuKai B
Yuki C
Zahir D
In-Game Image
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Character Letter Grade
Adela B
Adriana C
Alex C
Arda B
Aya A
Barbara C
Bernice B
Camilo D
Chiara A
Daniel B
Eleven C
Eva D
Emma C
Fiora B
Hyejin B
Isol B
JP B
Jackie A
Jan D
Lenox C
Leon A
Li Dailin A
Luke D
Magnus D
Mai B
Nathapon C
Rio D
Rozzi A
Shoichi A
Silvia B
Sua C
William D
XiuKai D
Yuki A
Zahir C
In-Game Image
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Character Letter Grade
Adela A
Adriana D
Alex D
Arda D
Aya A
Barbara C
Bernice C
Camilo D
Chiara A
Daniel B
Echion A
Eleven A
Eva A
Emma C
Fiora B
Hyejin C
Isol C
JP D
Jackie B
Jan D
Lenox C
Leon A
Li Dailin B
Luke D
Magnus D
Mai B
Nathapon C
Nicky B
Rio A
Rozzi B
Shoichi A
Silvia B
Sua B
William C
XiuKai D
Zahir C

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