Major Valorant Ranked Reset is Coming With Episode 3
Valorant’s current ranked system isn’t fondly looked upon, and it sounds like a major reset is coming. One of the best Valorant players around, Hiko has called it “trash”, stating every match felt like a coin flip on whether your team is good or bad. That’s not the ringing endorsement Riot Games is after, I’m sure. With Episode 3 coming soon, it sounds like a serious change is on the way. There aren’t any critical details revealed yet, but thanks to Riot’s EvrMoar (Senior Competitive Designer), there are changes confirmed coming to ranked.
June 21st, Details May Be Revealed
It sounds like, during a June 21st livestream, the further details of these major changes are going to be on the way. You can relax though because it’s not going to be a Hard Reset. Evrmoar apparently has discussed this in the past. Here’s what he had to say on Twitter:
“There is no hard reset planned, I’ve talked about this on random threads but it’s just pure chaos and won’t achieve the results people expect. We will have a very harsh reset that will squish ranks, and will effect MMR(along with our other planned changes).”
A Hard Reset wouldn’t produce the results people think it will, and so that’s not the goal here. Ranks aren’t going to be thrown out of the window either. We’re sure that players are happy they won’t have to just start all the way over and grind their way back to the top at least. What we do know is that a harsh reset on the way, and it will ultimately affect MMR. But how much it will affect players, that remains to be seen. We’ve still got about a week to go to find out further details, so we’ll keep an eye open.
The real question on everyone’s mind seems to be though, will they fix matchmaking? That’s the real problem right now. While everyone may not like how ranked is, the big problem is how much of a crapshoot it is to find a team that actually is on the same skill level as you. Some people are just upset they aren’t being hard carried, and while that’s fine, it’s not a major problem. When excellent players are getting paired up with people that have no business being at that skill level, we’re seeing problems. That’s the real dream fix.