Riot Games decided. You won’t be a Valorant ranked Valorant player from now on.
Valorant’s closed beta will be soon over, and the game’s top players are now at the rank of, well, Valorant. After the game’s official launch, those top players will receive a new, less confusing rank title. Here is what you should know.
Top Players’ Rank Will Be Soon Renamed
Valorant’s ranks begin with Iron, then Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal, and finally, Valorant, the top rank. While that title makes a lot of sense (probably) on paper – the name of the heroic organization that many enrolled in – it isn’t apparently, that smart enough.
Imagine the confusion when a streamer explains to their chat that they’re a Valorant ranked Valorant player. Confusion and amusement, too! Or, imagine if one of your friends asks you what rank you have reached, and you proudly say Valorant. The whole conversation could turn into “Who’s on first” bit in no time.
Riot Games, however, is well aware of the confusion. Recently, in an interview with Sean Szopinski, the Valorant senior designer, Riot confirmed to Polygon that they’re planning to change the Valorant rank’s title after the game’s release.
“What could be cooler than climbing the ranks, aspiring to become an elite and heroic Valorant, the representation of the game itself! You guys are right…it’s a bit confusing; we’ll change the name,” explained Szopinski. Szopinski didn’t unveil what the ranks new name would be. But, he said that the rank would be a little more impressive sometime after release.
Valorant will arrive on June 2, and it will be free to download. According to Chris Tom, the game global communications lead, the game’s ranked mode won’t be immediately available at launch. For such a change, players will have to wait a couple of weeks.