Valorant world records: Longest matches, most kills, popular weapons, more
Bragging rights are all too important in Valorant but who actually stands atop the pack and truly leads on the global standings? From the longest match in Valorant history to the players with the most kills, here are the current world records for Riot’s tactical FPS.
In the grand scheme of competitive multiplayer games, Valorant is essentially a baby. Though barely three years into its release, it has become one of the biggest FPS shooters in the world. And its esports scene in turn has become large enough for Riot to create a whole new franchising system for the game.
Naturally, with its massive rise in popularity, many high-level players have set world records in the game’s formative years. From jaw-dropping kill counts, longest matches, fastest aces, and most used weapons, there’s plenty up for grabs.
Here’s a list of the most impressive world records for Valorant thus far. We’ll be keeping this updated as new players climb the rankings and new trends emerge.
Most kills in professional Valorant
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the most kills in a single pro match was by a Jett. Caio ”silentzz” Morita, playing for Peito Infinity in the Liga Gamers Club – Serie A: 2023 against RD E-SPORTS put up an incredible performance in the first map Icebox.
With 52 kills, this officially makes him the very first, and only, player to drop a 50 bomb in a pro server. However, Peito Infinity would lose that map, but still won the series, and a world record in the process.
However, Illya “something” Petrov holds the record for most kills in a single series. Dropping a whopping 136 kills overall in a BO5 against FENNEL when he was still playing for Sengoku. Something was constantly at the top of the leaderboard in every single map.
However, Sengoku would go on to lose the series 2-3, getting knocked out from the first Split of the Challengers League Japan. However, his incredible performance would eventually land him a spot in Paper Rex.
But if you would like to only consider international LANs, which are as high stakes as you can get, Chaya “Monyet” Nugraha takes it. Dropping 39 kills with Global Esports against DRX during a regular season LAN match in the VCT Pacific League.
Once again, GE would lose the series 0-2. But interestingly enough, Monyet was on the controller, not the duelist, unlike the other two record holders. Interestingly, he overthrew the last record holder, David “xffero” Monangin, who also was in the controller role and up against a powerhouse, OpTic.
Longest match in Valorant history
When Valorant first came out, it started out with a simple “sudden death” rule. However, it eventually morphed into the OT system we know today. The first team to win two consecutive rounds wins the game.
What this meant is as long a draw isn’t called, a game theoretically can go forever. In fact, a YouTuber, did an experiment but stopped at 200 rounds because he realized it would quite literally go on forever.
However, the longest match to date, or at least publicly posted, was by Reddit user u/PerdoxEd1ting on April 11 2022. Clocking in at a whopping one hour 29 minutes and 15 seconds, it beat the previous record holder by just a minute.
Although the previous record had more rounds played, at 58, the new record shows that in that game each round was dragged out for as long as possible.
However, this is only what has been publicly posted online. There may be other longer matches but Riot is yet to release the data for it.
Fastest time to ace in Valorant
Calculating the fastest ace can be quite hard. But if we are to go by from the moment the barrier drops, Reddit user, u/shidas_u, takes the cake.
In a clip, they can be seen blast packing down A short in Bind right as the barrier drops with Raze ult, scoring an ace. From the time the barriers dropped to getting the ace, it took them a whopping three seconds.
So far, we have not been able to find another faster ace. However, there may be faster ones out there, but until Riot publicly confirms any others, we will crown this speedy ace for now.
Most popular weapons in Valorant
It has been years since Valorant’s release, and in its early days, Riot confirmed the most used was the Vandal. And that has not changed.
Unfortunately, despite Riot not giving any new data on weapon usage, we can glean from VCT matches what the most used guns are, and it’s still no competition.
According to statistics from Spike.gg, the Vandal is still the most used by far. And the Phantom comes at a far second. But depending on the region, it may be on par.
The APAC region, especially its Korean teams, is known for their love of the Phantom, and their players have undoubtedly boosted its pick rate to almost being on par with the Vandal. However, other regions still heavily prefer the Vandal
The third and fourth spot is usually a toss-up between the Classic and Sherif. We can thank pistol and eco rounds for that, of which there are many in a single match.
Other weapons such as the Spectre, Operator, Frenzy, and Ghost usually hover around the fifth to tenth spot. As their usage is quite niche, only being picked up on rounds that need its usage.
The world’s best players are always setting new personal bests, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as these records change.