How to Surrender in Valorant

How to surrender in Valorant, explained.
How to surrender in Valorant, explained. / Courtesy of Riot Games

Knowing how to surrender in Valorant can save a player from an abundance of embarrassment, or cut short a game when they need to take off but don't want to bail on their teammates mid-match. The feature, which has also appeared in Riot Games' first title League of Legends, is easy to use. Here's how.

How to Surrender in Valorant

Riot Games added the ability to call for a surrender in Valorant Patch 1.02, which hit live servers Tuesday. To call for a surrender in Valorant, players can type any of the following commands into the in-game chat:

  • /ff
  • forfeit
  • concede
  • surrender

These commands will start a surrender vote. All players present on the team must vote affirmatively to pass the vote and surrender the match. Players vote either by pressing F5 for yes or F6 for no, or by typing "/yes" or "/no" in the in-game chat.

Teams can only call a surrender vote once per half. Votes can't be called before round eight. Once called, votes will be queued to vote for during the next round.

The winning team will get round win credit for every round necessary to bring them up to 13 round wins, and the surrendering team will get loss credit for every round necessary to bring them to 13.