The closed beta of Valorant will be getting a ranked competitive mode where players will be able to test their skills against opponents of similar skill and climb up the ranks to show the rest of the community how good they are. However, players will have to meet a specific requirement to unlock this playlist. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about how to unlock the ranked competitive mode in the first-person shooter covered for you.
How to Unlock Valorant Ranked Competitive Mode
Players who would like to unlock the Valorant ranked competitive mode and test their skills will need first to play a total of 20 Unrated matches. Once you have played a total of 20 Unrated matches, the ranked competitive mode for the tactical shooter will unlock, and you will be able to begin climbing up the ranks that it offers.
There is a total of eight ranks that players can achieve in this particular playlist when they unlock it. Each of these ranks has three tiers players must progress through except for the highest rank that is possible for players to accomplish in the ranked competitive mode, which is known as Valorant. You can see how these ranks will appear in the image below:
Players will have the ability to play with four other friends in this playlist. However, each member of the party must be within two ranks of each other to avoid players being in matches where the skill level is too high or low for them. Your rank will not be displayed in-game if you do not play any matches in the ranked competitive mode for 14 days. Do not worry, though, as your rank will not decay if you do not play. The progress you make in going through the ranks of the ranked competitive mode in the closed beta will not carry over to the full version of Valorant when it launches.
According to an official blog post by Riot Games, "Your personal performance will have a greater impact on the early evaluation of your skill, but will decrease in importance when compared to wins, as we hone in on your skill over time. Competitive mode also measures how decisively you win or lose. We figure, if there is a benefit to your rank that comes from playing your best for the entire match, it will incentivize you to stay in the fight and not throw games."
There is no doubt that there will be a large number of players who will be excited to unlock and jump into the ranked mode and see where they stack up against the rest of the community.
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