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Valorant will get surrender and ranked mode soon after launch

Published: 09:09, 02 June 2020
Updated: 09:10, 02 June 2020
Riot Games
Valorant - Jett
Valorant - Jett

Riot Games are officially launching Valorant on June 2, 2020, and two highly requested features are apparently their way. Ranked mode was present in beta but will have a pause while surrendering will make a debut.

Valorant's rounds are fairly short but a full match consists of up to 25 rounds so that can take while to wrap up. Now, if someone looses a teammate to disconnect or rage quit, it is possible the rest of the team might want to get out of the game as soon as possible and start the next one.

Enter surrender, which will be made possible soon. The feature will not be available at launch on June 2 but Joe Ziegler confirmed it is indeed coming "soon after launch" . It's not much of a time frame but it's worth noting that Anna Donlon pitched in and said it's actually "very soon after [launch]".

Some players may be looking forward to it but there are already concerns among the community about what it could mean in the bigger picture. For example, there might be a toxic player on the team that will insist on giving up a match after going 0-3 in the first three rounds, despite the very real chance of a comeback.

Speaking of toxicity, it's no secret that this trait is at its peak during the most competitive moments in video games. Competitiveness is usually measured in ranked modes and Valorant's is not there at launch.


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The game will be getting ranked mode within a few weeks after launch as Riot want the newcomers to get a bit more familiar with the title before rushing into ranked and getting discouraged by the bronze placement.

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