Valorant rank tiers have been announced with the drop of patch 0.49 by Riot Games April 29. With all sweaty players scrambling to get through their initial placement matches with a good, cohesive team to land a premium starting rank, we’ll go over the information provided by Riot Games regarding the leveling system, ranks, and tiers within them.
According to Riot Games, there will be eight ranks to progress through. Seven of these ranks have an additional three tiers within them to work through on the journey to the next tier up. The names of each rank cycle from Iron>Bronze>Silver>Gold>Platinum>Diamond>Immortal to finally the holy grail, Valorant rank.
Valorant Rank Tiers
Winning games in Valorant, much like other FPS games, greatly affects ranking up and your progress on the road to Valorant. Once you reach Valorant rank, the game will begin to greatly take into account exactly how your matches are won and lost - much like the initial rank placement matches - rather than simple match results, because the devs “trust you and your teammates have earned your way there."
Players rushing to reach Valorant rank due so at the risk of never having that initial grind, work and progress translate over to the final product. All ranks and progress will be reset after the closed beta, and currently, there is word that competitive mode will not launch alongside the final version of the game simultaneously, in a developer effort to fans an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the game before being placed against the best players in the world.
Anti-Smurfing and Boosting
Riot Games is also limiting who you can play with on competitive mode, in an effort to prevent smurfing/boosting through the ranks. Currently, you can party up with anyone you want in ranked, as long as they are within two ranks (six tiers) of you. This prevents Immortal or Valorant ranked players from carrying a whole team - leveling up everyone else along the way even though equal work is not being put in amongst the team.