Valorant Ranking System: Track Your Progress
Know everything about VALORANT LAUNCH RANKS & COMPETITIVE!
Looking for competitors, VALORANT, here you go! Here is a preview of what you can expect when you queue up for Competitive Matchmaking in patch 1.02:
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out this feedback survey during the VALORANT Closed Beta, this valuable information helped inform our subsequent decisions. Based on that feedback, we focused on a few key areas that will be raising their levels for the Competitive launch.
As I mentioned earlier, the system that ranks you in order of the quality of your content is an ever-evolving work in progress, so feel free to add your two cents in the comments. Keep in mind that our strategy is going to change based on your feedback.
Changes for launch:
- Updated rank iconography and top rank name
- Easier to play with your friends
Soon after patch 1.02:
- Rank Progression
Our original plan for Closed Beta was to iterate on the ranking icons and incorporate your feedback, as a result of which the following changes have been made:
- Easier to tell rank colors apart with a clarity pass
- A Visual polish pass for each Match Rating is run once per Match rating
Additionally, while we still enjoy having our highest rank have a specific meaning to our game, we’ve decided to remove the name VALORANT because it could cause confusion between the game and the rank.
We will be renaming our highest-ranking class to be Agents with powers, which we will be calling Radiant.
Placement matches and premade
We wholeheartedly believe in playing and competing with your friends in a team that values VALOR. So we’ve done a lot to facilitate teamwork during placements, and we’re committed to improving the system to make games as enjoyable for all parties, regardless of the size of your premade. This is a long-term undertaking that we are working on.
For most placements, you can find a match for your friends, even if there is a large skill disparity. For example, in a match with a high-level player and a beginner, Competitive Matchmaking will prevent the player that is better suited to win from participating in order to protect the competitive integrity and integrity of the game for all of the other players in that match.
Additionally, we’re continuing to fine-tune our matchmaking to ensure everyone’s premade size is distributed fairly and evenly across games. Until the end of closed beta, the balance was much closer to even than 50/50 in most skill groups (outside of the most elite players in our top two ranks).
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We have tweaked our matchmaking for Immortal and Radiant players, but it’s still advantageous to be in a 5-stack for this tier of competition. We’re currently investigating ways to mitigate this issue, and we’ll provide more details on this later this year.
To join in on every VALORANT Act, you will be able to monitor your rank advancement in each one. As soon as the Competitive feature launches behind the scenes, we will begin to track your rank progress. Shortly after, we will be providing you with information about your overall performance, including that in your Match History.
Afterward, your overall performance will be reflected elsewhere in the client, like in your Match History. To measure progress, we look at statistics such as how high you have climbed in rank, your total number of wins, and your total number of wins when you have achieved your highest rank.
Team features that support teamwork, in-client tournaments, fairer overtime procedures, and more fine-grained top-rank comparisons, such as leaderboards, have shown up a lot in user requests. In the short term, we are only focused on launching Competitive Matchmaking. Of course, we want to come up with solutions to meet these needs.
A critical part of our VALORANT Competitive Ecosystem is teamwork. We want to provide a way for everyone to compete against each other as a team, with the goal of making these team-focused competitions memorable and profitable.
This will be a topic you can expect to hear more about in 2020.
- Complete 20 Unrated matches to unlock Competitive mode
- 8 ranks, 3 tiers each, except the top rank, VALORANT
- Queue with up to 5-player parties must be within 2 ranks
- Rank isn’t displayed if competitive matches aren’t played within 14 days, but your rank doesn’t decay behind the scenes.
- Closed beta rank does not carry over to launch
WHAT ARE THE VALORANT RANKS?
There are eight tiers to Valorant’s ranking system, starting with Iron and ending with Radiant. All tiers except Radiant and Immortal have three sub-ranks within them, with rank one the lowest and rank three the highest. Therefore, if you exclude Unranked, there are 20 ranks in Riot Games’ tactical shooter.