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VALORANT to Test Ranked Mode “In a Couple of Weeks”

Lawrence Phillips  | 
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VALORANT will be supposedly be testing out ranked matches in a few weeks. (Photo courtesy Riot Games)

Prior to the release of the closed beta on April 7th, details of the upcoming ranking system for VALORANT were published, however there was no timeframe for when it would be added until now. In a response on Twitter, VALORANT’s Game Director Joe “Hephastopheles” Zielger broke the news that the first “rated” testing would be coming “in a couple of weeks”.

The player base for VALORANT is growing every day thanks to the release of closed beta access drops through Twitch streams, but as things stand, all players are put into the same matchmaking queue regardless of skill. This has led to complaints from closed beta players about the quality of games, but Ranked matchmaking is now around the corner.

From the pre-closed beta launch content, we know there will be a total of seven ranks in Valorant; Mercenary, Soldier, Veteran, Hero, Legend, Mythic and Immortal, each distinguishable by their shape and color. Each rank comes with three divisions, which players will need to pass in order to be promoted.

News of ranked – or “Rated” as Riot likes to call it – being implemented at this early stage is excellent news for players aspiring to compete in the title, and could pave the way for organisations to begin recruiting players.

The game is currently in closed beta, details of how to get a free copy of the game can be found here.

Lawrence Phillips
Lawrence Phillips
Lawrence is an esports dinosaur that started back in 2004 and has been a full-time freelancer ever since. He has worked for the likes of SK Gaming, PGL, ESL, Razer, Monster Energy, GINXTV, Dexerto and Starladder as an editor, scriptwriter and content creator. He currently spends his days trying to own in Apex Legends and Fortnite, in a bid to make up for his lack of skills in his main game, Dota 2.