Valorant's new act has just released, and with it comes the news about future changes coming to the game. Among the future changes announced was some differences being added to the competitive mode. Many fans have wanted to increase the amount of friends they can queue with, or widen the tiers of players that can be queued with. After placing the new discussed changes in, both of these ideas may be possible.
Valorant Competitive Act III Changes Announced
Players have been asking for five stacks to come back to high ranking Valorant for months now, and those wishes have now been answered. Players will be able to five stack once again in ranked. However, this creates a bigger overall issue in the community, where multiple pro players can queue together in a five stack and go up against solo queue players, completely running over them. Riot will have to make sure that five stacking coming back will be balanced. One idea to do exactly that is to create a separate five stack queue, which is an idea many have gotten behind.
The other big change to Valorant ranked is the revisions to teammate rank limits. Before, there was a range in which teammate could queue, to prevent boosting or simply having players in games with others who shouldn't be playing against them, whether they were too high or low tiered. Now, players will be able to queue with anyone they want, with the caveat of lower ranked rating changes for players at higher tiers.
These changes are very welcome ones overall, as long as they are tuned properly. Players can experience all of these changes in the next patch, but there is a lot of new content just released in Valorant Act III.