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Ranked Live in Europe & NA

Fri, May 1, 2020

After a successful EU roll out of the hotfix, Ranked is now live in EU & NA!

The VALORANT hotfix patch brought stability to servers, addressing a number of service issues and bugs. This allowed Riot Games developers to feel confident in rolling out ranked in NA first, then EU in the early morning hours of May 1st.

Looking for Ranked mode? Click the “Play” button at the top of the screen. Then click the “Competitive” tab that appears below.

Remember, to play Ranked matches you must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 20 Unrated matches to unlock Competitive mode
  • Queue with up to 5-player parties, but must be within 2 ranks

The eight levels of rank, each divided into three tiers are: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal, and the highest rank — VALORANT.

VALORANT Ranks - Closed Beta

For a complete run through of Competitive mode, check out our review of the initial reveal, here.


Ranked Rolls Out In Patch 0.49

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

EU and NA servers went down today for the rollout of Patch 0.49, including: the launch of Ranked in “Rated” mode, a number of bug fixes, & QoL updates.

EU matchmaking & servers went down at 3:30AM CEST on April 29th, and came back up around 9AM CEST. 

NA matchmaking & servers went down at 4:30AM PDT and will come back up at 10AM PDT.

A ton of changes and fixes are featured in patch 0.49 including: 

  • The addition of Rated mode
  • Bug fixes for several Agent’s abilities like Phoenix’s Run it Back, Cypher’s Cyber Cage, & Viper’s Viper’s Pit, 
  • Fixes to the Spike getting stuck in the map
  • Observer mode polishing   
  • HUD, UI, Menu, and Game Client updates
  • Quality of Life updates:
    • Audio occlusion system updates to help differentiate audio distancing queues
    • Penalties for leavers of matchmade games or dodging agent selects, with increasing queue time penalties for frequent offenses.

Check out the full patch notes from Riot, here.

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