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Valorant leaker reveals new competitive ranks

by Jacob Hale
Riot Games

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Valorant looks like it's set to become the biggest game of 2020 – and now a leaker has revealed all of the new ranks available in the game’s highly-anticipated competitive mode.

Valorant is Riot’s first push into the first-person shooter genre, having seen incredible success with the MOBA League of Legends throughout the last decade and becoming a well-respected development team.

Now, Valorant has become one of the most popular games in the world despite still only being in beta, and players have got their eyes on Ranked mode – and after the ranks were first reported earlier in April, it appears Riot have changed up the names for each tier.

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Valorant is already one of the most popular games available right now.

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League of Legends’ ranking system is commonly regarded as one of the most accurate and efficient in gaming and esports, and it’s expected the MMR-based system will be closely replicated in Valorant when it officially drops.

Now, leaker FloxaY has revealed that each rank has undergone a slight name change, with eight different tiers based on a player’s abilities (not including Unranked, for players yet to play their placement matches.)

In order, the ranks are:

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

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There are eight overall ranks in Valorant, not including Unranked.

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Each ranking, besides Valorant, has three symbols below it, suggesting each could have three tiers, such as Bronze 3, 2 and 1 or Diamond 3, 2 and 1. This differs slightly from League of Legends, in which the top three ranks are only on one tier each.

Before this, Valorant and Immortal were the same, but everything prior to Immortal was named differently. Starting from the lowest tier, they were Mercenary, Soldier, Veteran, Hero, Legend and Mythic.

No doubt players will be aiming for Valorant, but there’s definitely some of us who will be celebrating the safe haven of a rank below even Bronze.

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It’s not yet clear when a Ranked Mode will be arriving in Valorant, but a developer did confirm that it will be coming during the beta, stating on April 10 (13 days prior to time of writing) that a “rated mode” will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

With that in mind, it appears players might be able to earn their Valorant rank much sooner than expected.