Valorant launched without a ranked mode despite its availability throughout the beta. Riot Games has probably realized that the ranked mode, as it was back in the Closed Beta, wasn’t complete. Accordingly, it needed further tweaks to represent a solid competing field. Well, that day has finally come, as Riot Games has announced the arrival of ranked matchmaking.
The announcement arrived on Valorant’s official Twitter profile. The ranked mode will launch in different zones asynchronously in the next 24 hours. For the exact launch times, please check out the official tweet below:
We know nobody's been asking for it, but ranked is finally coming in the next 24 hours. We're staggering our rollout per region and at off-peak times to monitor stability.
KR, OCE & APAC — 1:00PM PT 6/24
NA/BR/LATAM — 2:00PM PT 6/24
EU, RU, TR & CIS regions — 8:00PM PT 6/24
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) June 24, 2020
As previously, Valorant’s skill gap will be divided into eight different ranks. Those are as follows:
What’s changed from the beta is the look of some of the icons, including the name of the highest rank, Radiant (previously known as Valorant). Now that the most anticipated competitive game mode in Valorant is about to arrive, it will be interesting to monitor the response by the unique Anti-Cheat, also known as Vanguard.