Valorant Ranks: Ranking system, tiers and whether ranks reset in Valorant explained

Ranks in Valorant are how you mark your success in the game’s competitive mode.

As your Valorant skill grows, you’ll progress through the ranking system, including the various ranks and levels that make it up.

One of the main goals of Valorant is to reach the highest rank possible, so it is also important to know if your rank will reset.

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How to unlock Competitive mode in Valorant explained

If you want to compete in Valorant Competitive Mode, you must first complete 20 Unranked matches in Unranked Mode.

These matches will have no effect on your ranking, but will give you the opportunity to learn how the game works, experiment with different agents, and try new tactics.

Competitive mode will be unlocked after you have played those 20 unranked matches and you can start climbing the Valorant ranks. However, you can still play in Unranked mode if you prefer, as this mode will always be available in Valorant.

Explanation of ranks in order and levels in Valorant

Once you’ve unlocked competitive mode, you can start climbing the Valorant ranking ladder.

There are eight ranks in Valorant and, aside from the highest rank, each consists of three levels: numbered one, two and three.

Going from lowest to highest, the ranks in Valorant are:

  • Iron
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Immortal
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When you join a competitive match in Valorant, you will be matched with groups of opposing players who are within two ranks of your current rank. If you are Silver rank, for example, this means that you could face opponents of Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum ranks.

The matchmaking system also takes into account the number of players in your party, so you are not outnumbered.

If you do not compete in any competitive matches for 14 days in a row, your ranking will no longer be displayed. However, it will not deteriorate while you are gone. Instead, it will remain hidden until you complete your first competitive match. This means you can take a break from Valorant without having to worry about losing your progress.

How to climb the ranking system in Valorant

Winning matches in competitive mode is the main method you’ll use to climb the ranks in Valorant.

The game, however, also pays close attention to how exactly those matches are won. This means that dominating a game from start to finish or managing to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat increases your chances of moving up a rank or level.

For early ranks, like Iron and Bronze, Valorant also takes your personal performance into account; The better you play, the more likely you are to level up. However, personal performance becomes less important as you advance through the ranks, until, when you reach the highest levels, it does not count in your evaluation at all.

Once you reach Valorant rank, the highest rank in the game, the only factors that matter in evaluating your rank at the end of each match is whether you have won and how your team achieved that loss or victory.

Valorant is here! Our handy Valorant tips and tricks page is a great place to start. Otherwise, check out the Season One Battle Pass skins and our Valorant Agent Tier List and list of the best Valorant weapons to help you rise through the ranks. If you are seeking technical advice, make sure you meet the required, minimum, recommended, and high-level specifications and know how to resolve any Valorant error codes.

Do ranks reset in Valorant?

Currently, the only players who will have their rank restored are those who participated in the closed beta rank. If you are one of these players, you will discover that the rank you achieved during the closed beta is now gone and you now need to rank up.

As mentioned above, if you don’t play Valorant for more than 14 days in a row, your rank will no longer be displayed. However, it won’t decrease while you’re away and you’ll simply have to complete a competitive match to make it respawn.

It remains to be seen if there will be another event, such as the start of a new season, that causes player ranks in Valorant to reset.

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