Valorant Ranks explained: Most asked questions along with tips tricks and more

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

May, 07.2020

Here are the current names for ranked. With VALORANT still being in Beta, there's a probability the names could change, especially the highest name... VALORANT. Fans weren't too happy about that one.

* Iron
* Bronze
* Silver
* Gold
* Platinum
* Diamond
* Immortal
* Valorant

How do I unlock ranked?
For you to begin playing competitive matches, you'll need to play 20 unrated matches. Once complete, you'll be able to officially start competitiv games.

Can I play ranked with friends?
If you have friends who were able to get into the VALORANT, then a huge congratulations to you all first and foremost. Secondly, you can officially queue with a party of 5 other Agents, but be aware, there is some balancing here to ensure that your fellow VALORANT VALORANT player, doesn't queue up with your Iron ranked friends.

Is there ranked decay?
Yes, VALORANT is much like other competitive games in that being unable to play competitive games for a certain period will gradually cause your VALORANT rank to decay, at higher levels, of course, so Platinum and above beware and get those games in!

How will promotion and demotion work exactly?
While nothing is set in stone at the moment, we strongly expect that VALORANT will take after League of Legends in a promotion series, best of three games, and eventual promotion. The same can be said for being demoted, too. Goodluck out there Agent, we're sure you'll make it well past Iron.

Will My Rank Reset If I Haven't Played In A While?
No. Your rank doesn't reset in Valorant if you haven't played in a while, but if you're inactive for 14 days, it will be temporarily "hidden" until the next time you play a match. That doesn't mean it's disappeared or decayed, just that it won't be displayed for other players until you become an active player again yourself.
"We want to be confident that when others see your rank, it's an accurate reflection of your skill," Riot explains.

Will My Competitive Rank Carry Over After The Beta?
No. After the Valorant beta is over and the game officially launches, all competitive ranks will reset. You will have to follow Riot's instructions for achieving a new competitive rank based on the rules at that time. We don't know how the competitive ranked system might change before launch, so we can't say much more than that.