Valorant Developer Confirms a Harsh Rank Reset Coming With Episode 3

Published 06/16/2021, 11:20 AM EDT


A fresh new episode of Valorant is just around the corner. Fans can once again expect a truckload of content to arrive at the game, including new Agents and skins. However, every new episode of Riot’s FPS game also brings along a rank reset. Many fans have been asking for a hard reset for this episode so that they can start with a clean slate.

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Fortunately, the developers plan to address their problems to some extent. EvrMoar, Senior Competitive Designer at Valorant, recently hinted at an upcoming ranked revamp. While he denied working a hard rank reset, he did mention some interesting details about how Riot plans to improve the matchmaking in Valorant.

Hard rank resets bring chaos to Valorant competitive mode

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EvrMoar revealed that the team is currently wrapping up the discussions on the upcoming ranked changes. According to these discussions, the team came to the conclusion that hard ELO resets end up being extremely chaotic. Valorant has once already been down that road, and it did more harm than good.

Players got matched up with opponents much higher in rank and skill following the hard reset. This made the competitive mode more difficult for new players to play until the better ones reached their true rank. Naturally, Riot would want to avoid putting players in the same position.

Instead of a hard reset, Riot plans to bring a ‘harsh’ reset to Valorant rank. The team plans to squish ranks and bring significant changes to match-making ratings. This is just one of the few other changes that the developers have in mind for the upcoming rank reset.

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Riot to announce rank changes details on June 21

Before every major update, Valorant developers host a live stream event to discuss all the changes coming to the game. Therefore, they plan to host a similar live stream ahead of the Episode 3 update. Here, the developers also promise to discuss in detail all the changes coming to the ranked mode.

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Riot will host the live stream on June 21, 2021. It would probably take place on the official Valorant channels on Twitch or YouTube and will start at 10 AM PT. Those curious to know about these changes ahead of the major update can tune into the stream when it takes place.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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