Valorant has found its way among the best first-person shooters available right now, it has performed really well and has gained a huge player base since its release in June 2023.
We all know that in the gaming community, an online multilayer game can never be taken seriously until it has a reliable ranking system. Valorant’s ranked matchmaking was released on June 24, two weeks after the game’s release and until now the Valorant rank distribution system seems quite adequate.
We’re wondering… Have Leaguefeed readers ever had the Valorant rank distribution explained to them? It is hard to evaluate yourself as a player even with a rank until you don’t know the details of the rank itself. So, just stick with us as we unfold and explain Valorant’s rank distribution–rank by rank.
Valorant has a total of 7 main ranks, all ranks are divided into 3 sub-ranks except the last one (Radiant) which gives us a total of 22 ranks in this game.
Understanding the ranking system in Valorant is almost as important as playing it. So let’s jump in and find out how the current Valorant rank distribution works and how players can use the system to their advantage.
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How to Unlock Ranked Play in Valorant
Valorant’s ranked match-making is locked when you first install the game. For newbies, their account level needs to reach a rank level of 20 before they can start grinding for a high rank rating.
It may seem a little annoying and unnecessary but playing unranked games to reach level 20 will give you sufficient time to get a hold of the game (or maybe even an agent or two).
Once you reach level 20, you can select the ranked game mode from the top of your party, you will have to play 5 placement matches before you are assigned a rank. These are all steps that new players must take to be considered in the official rank data, and to make rank rating gains.
Rank Distribution Data
There are a total of 7 main ranks in Valorant–with each of them having 3 sub ranks. The only exception is for Radiant. For example, Diamond is the main rank–this is split into Diamond 1, Diamond 2, and Diamond 3.
To assess yourself as a player you must know the percentage of total players that lie in that rank. Let’s have a deeper look at Valorant’s rank distribution–as we analyze higher ranks, lower ranks, and the vast spectrum in between.
|Iron 1||3.2||Platinum 1||4.1|
|Iron 2||4.1||Platinum 2||2.8|
|Iron 3||6.6||Platinum 3||2.1|
|Bronze 1||7.5||Diamond 1||1.8|
|Bronze 2||9.3||Diamond 2||1.3|
|Bronze 3||9.0||Diamond 3||1.0|
|Silver 1||10.0||Immortal 1||0.9|
|Silver 2||8.8||Immortal 2||0.3|
|Silver 3||8.3||Immortal 3||0.2|
27.1% of ranked players are in the Silver rank, making it the largest rank, according to the percentage of players.
Silver is the 3rd lowest rank in Valorant. Yet this is more populated than ranks lower than it. This tells players that achieving silver is not the hardest thing in the world, and maybe this is the reason many players struggle to find their way out of Silver and into the Gold rank.
Top Percentage of Players in Valorant’s Ranked Mode
Top percentage indicates what percentage of top players you are a part of depending on your rank for example if your rank in Platinum 2, you are in the top 10.4% of the players in Valorant, this matrix can truly help you see where you stand as a ranked player. (Provigil)
|Iron 1||99.9||Platinum 1||14.5|
|Iron 2||96.7||Platinum 2||10.4|
|Iron 3||92.6||Platinum 3||7.6|
|Bronze 1||86.0||Diamond 1||5.5|
|Bronze 2||78.5||Diamond 2||3.7|
|Bronze 3||69.2||Diamond 3||2.4|
|Silver 1||60.2||Immortal 1||1.4|
|Silver 2||50.2||Immortal 2||0.5|
|Silver 3||41.4||Immortal 3||0.2|
Ending Thoughts and The Future of Valorant Ranked Mode
Riot Games have come up with a few updates and fixes for the ranked matchmaking in the past few months, which have worked really well in balancing the ranked queue. However, this still has his problems.
We are not expecting huge changes from Valorant in ranked mode for the coming episodes. What’s more, Riot is probably going to focus more on Agent balancing.
Rank is something players all take very seriously when it comes to gaming in Valorant (or really all the competitive games for that matter). This Valorant ranking is the only formal indicator of how good a player is. Having said that, individuals should also keep in mind that rank isn’t everything for a player, because a rank doesn’t depend solely on the individual’s play. Valorant ranking also depends on the team you are playing with. And overall, to be a decent player, one has to be passionate about the game itself, not only the ranks and ranking system–this proves especially true in the game we love called Valorant.
If you’re in need of some more Valorant content, here is an article on how to make agents talk in Valorant.