Valorant rank guide: MMR distribution, Act Rank & more

Ascendant ranks in ValorantRiot Games

If you’re wondering about the latest rank distribution and MMR compatibility system in Valorant, don’t worry. We have you covered with a detailed rundown of how ranks work in Riot’s tactical shooter.

The road to Immortal became a lot more difficult for players with the release of the Ascendant rank in patch 5.0. The latest rank in Valorant sits between Diamond and Immortal, posing a steep challenge on the road to Radiant.

Given that the updated rank distributions can be a bit confusing, we have prepared a complete rundown of the MMR distribution and matchmaking compatibility in the game.

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Ascendant rank in Valorant

The new Ascendant rank was released with the goal of helping balance out the player count across various ranks while allowing them to improve at their own pace.

Below, we’ve got a rundown of all of the different ranks, arranged in ascending order (1 being the lowest and 3 the highest.)

Rank Tier Division
Iron 1-3
Bronze 1-3
Silver 1-3
Gold 1-3
Platinum 1-3
Diamond 1-3
Ascendant 1-3
Immortal 1-3

With the introduction of the new rank, Immortal will now have a smaller leaderboard population across all regions.

Updated Queue compatibility in Valorant?

The grouping restrictions for Ascendant players are three ranks above or below. This means an Ascendant 1 player can queue with players having Diamond 1 up to Immortal 1 ranks.

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Ascendant 1 will now be the highest placement allowance while previously it was Diamond 1. After the new Episode gets released, players will be hit with another seasonal reset but it will be “less harsh” compared to the previous one.

Act Rank in Valorant

Apart from the primary rank in Valorant, the game also features a secondary rank that can help you keep a check on your performance across the various Acts in the game. This secondary rank is known as the Act Rank.

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The rank is determined by your highest-ranked wins across a specific Act in Valorant and is extremely useful in tracking your progress over a longer period of time.

When is the new Valorant Act starting?

Act 3 of Valorant Episode 5 is scheduled to begin after the end of Act 2 on October 17, 2022. It will bring a plethora of changes to the game like a new Agent, a new Battle Pass, and premium cosmetic content.

So there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the new rank in Valorant.

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