Valorant’s large content material updates are divided into Acts, for smaller additions like new Agents, and Episodes, for larger additions like maps, and the sport’s first Act is about to return to an finish. Ahead of Act 2, which is likely to start around Aug. 4, Riot Games announced just a few adjustments coming to Valorant’s ranked mode within the subsequent Act.
The greatest new addition for the upcoming Act is what Riot is asking Act Ranks. Act Ranks are how Riot will observe and show a participant’s ranked progress and accomplishments as soon as an Act ends — although these gained’t exist for Act 1. Act Ranks will present up on participant profiles and work like a commemorative trophy of your aggressive journey.
Act Ranks are made up of some various factors. The first is “proven skill,” which is set by the 9 greatest ranked wins gamers have in an Act. So if you happen to win 9 video games at Diamond, however then fall all the way in which again all the way down to Gold rank, your confirmed ability on the finish of the Act will solely embrace the 9 Diamond wins. The different components that go into Act Ranks are your highest ranked win, and your variety of ranked wins in an Act.
Outside of those ranked prizes, Riot is altering just a few different issues in regards to the mode as properly. In Act 2, all gamers can have their ranks reset barely, and must play three placement video games. These video games will have in mind Act 1 matchmaking score, that means that they need to be fairly just like the video games everybody was enjoying earlier than the brand new Act started. After these three placements matches, most gamers shall be positioned barely decrease than they ended Act 1, as a result of the system needs to put them in winnable video games.
While all these adjustments are on the way in which for Valorant’s ranked system, we nonetheless don’t know what different adjustments may very well be coming as soon as the brand new Act hits. Riot has already talked about the potential of releasing new Agents with new Acts — which would definitely make sense for Act 2 — however for any concrete info, we’ll have to attend till Riot reveals its plans someday within the subsequent a number of days.