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What rank will you be? Valorant ranking system revealed.
Riot Games has now revealed the seven different ranks that players will be able to grind through. Already since the beginning of the reveal of Valorant, Riot Games has promoted it as a very competitive first-person shooter similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, so it will be exciting to check out the ranked game mode.
Valorant’s ranking system will consist of the following 7 ranks:
Each rank has three different tiers within it, just like in League of Legends. So Mercenary 1, then 2 and 3, after that comes Soldier 1 and so on. Before you can get a rank, you will have to play a few games as unranked.
When is ranked coming for Valorant?
On April 10th, Riot Ziegler confirmed that ranked game mode is coming soon! Since it has already been 14 days since he wrote it, Valorant is expected to get a ranked game mode early May!
Our first “rated” testing is coming in a couple weeks, stay tuned.
— Ziegler (@RiotZiegler) April 10, 2020
Valorant’s highest rank is Immortal 3, Valorant’s lowest rank is Mercenary 1.
Riot hasn’t yet to reveal whether or not the game will have features like rank decay and MMR resets, but since League of Legends has similar features built into its ranking system, it is most likely to be expected. Multiple wins in a row will probably result in greater points per win so that players more easily can get to the rank they deserve. At the same time the opposite is most likely true too, so going on a losing spree will result in deranking faster. Valorant’s unranked game modes will likely have some kind of MMR system behind the scenes so that the matchmaking experience will be fairer.
It will be very interesting to see whether competitive has a special ruleset like in League of Legends. Will there be a map pool like Counter-Strike? Will there be a pick and ban phase before each match? I for one am looking forward to learning more about Valorant!