Here are all of the ranks in VALORANT in order

Nine tiers separate the bottom of the VALORANT ladder from the top.

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Climbing the VALORANT ranked ladder is often looked at as a daunting task, especially when there are so many individual ranks to tackle when making your way to the top. From Iron to Radiant, the climb all the way to the peak of the VALORANT mountain could take plenty of time, especially if you haven’t had that much experience with tactical shooters before. 

If you’re having trouble ranking up in VALORANT, though, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. A strong majority of the game’s player base is climbing up from the lower ranks and only a small handful of players actually occupy the upper echelon of the game’s competitive ladder. 

Still, knowing how the ranked ladder operates is going to be a major advantage when it comes to climbing it. Here are all the ranks available to climb through in VALORANT

What’s the highest rank in VALORANT?

The highest rank in VALORANT is something an FPS player dreams of reaching. You’ll likely spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours striving to reach the almighty Radiant rank. Players grind for extended periods of time to get close to this rank, so don’t think you’ll get there overnight.

A good way to get yourself to Radiant is by queuing with your friends. Hopefully, you’ll all have the same goal, making it a lot easier to be a coordinated team in the first place. You’ll be facing the best that amateur VALORANT has to offer, so prepare for a challenging rollercoaster of wins and brutal defeats.

Players have made their way there solo queuing, but it’s something that’ll require tons of time and patience to achieve.

Every rank in VALORANT

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  • Iron
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Ascendant
  • Immortal
  • Radiant

The lowest rank a player can achieve in VALORANT is Iron, while the highest a player could climb to is Radiant. That being said, there are nine different ranks to climb through when playing ranked VALORANT, with every rank between Iron and Immortal holding three “tiers” to climb through as well. When the game was in its beta state, the original name for the game’s highest rank was “VALORANT,” but players found the name too confusing, so Riot Games brought about a change. 

VALORANT rank distribution

Patch 5.0 introduced the new Ascendant rank to help fix the rank distribution since there were too many players in Bronze and Silver. Riot didn’t want to overpopulate Platinum and Diamond, however, resulting in the new rank just below Immortal.

The Silver rank features the most total players globally, with over 23 percent of all ranked players ranked at Silver One, Silver Two, or Silver Three. The majority of ranked VALORANT players sit somewhere between Bronze and Gold. The full current VALORANT rank distribution breakdown can be found here.

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Once you start to move up the ranked VALORANT ladder, you’ll encounter a much smaller subset of the game’s player base. Less than one percent of all VALORANT players across the world make up both Immortal and Radiant combined.

Regardless of where you fall on the VALORANT ladder, though, there’s no need to worry about how quickly you can climb up the ranks. With practice, you’re going to naturally move up in the ranks as you get better at the game. 

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Michael Kelly

Staff Writer covering World of Warcraft and League of Legends, among others. Mike's been with Dot since 2020, and has been covering esports since 2018.