The Current Valorant Rank Distribution

Curious to find out what percentage your rank is of the whopping 12 million active player base? We have everything you need to know about the current rank distribution in Valorant
Valorant rank distribution
What is the Valorant rank distribution? | © Riot Games

As of November 2021, Valorant has an active player base of 12 million, and with 2022 just around the corner, it's time to find out how those 12 million place in the 20 Valorant ranks. Since Act 2, new changes were added in patch 3.10, when developers brought back the 5-stack for anyone of any rank.

What Does Rank Distribution Actually Mean?

Rank distribution refers to the percentages of the player base that place within each rank. For example, 10.5% of Valorant players are placed within Silver 1, which means that an estimate of 1,308,00 players are in Silver. By figuring out the distribution of your rank, you can find out how large your rank player base is and in want top percentage of players you play in.


Valorant Ranked Changes Patch 3.0 – 3.12 Explained

Since the release of Episode 3 this summer, we have seen a lot of patches to ranks and the competitive game mode.

We saw the return of Immortal 1 through 3, after the ranks were changed in Act 1. The Gun economy was slashed, as prices of all weapons were reduced to as much as 300 credits. This saw a lot of players getting stuck in lower ranks, as newer players would ruin their economy by spending credits on heavier weaponry in the early game, leaving them with no resources in the later rounds.

In an effort to reduce smurfing, Riot removed all ranked restrictions from 5-stack parties in Competitive Queue. Removing these boundaries for 5-stacks, specifically, means that you can now play with your friends regardless of the restrictions that exist for smaller party sizes in Competitive Queue. In implementing this change, Riot also adjusted the rule set for these types of groups to lower competitive progression issues that more widely skilled groups could cause.

Alongside the 5-stack changes, Riot also removed 4-stacks from the Competitive Queue, as Riot decided that these types of groups tended to cause a negative game experience for solo players. This change saw a much larger segment of the player base forming 5 queues to benefit of the skill of higher ranked friends. This, in turn, caused a lot more players to move up in ranks, as the team focused queue limited communication and toxicity issues.

Episode 3 Act 3 Valorant Rank Distribution

In Act 3, we've seen a positive shift upwards in the upper rank. As every rank from gold to Immortal experienced growth of 0.3 to 2.1%. Platinum showed the greatest shift, moving up from 8.2% of players to 10.3%. While Immortal, despite its return to three tier formats, showed the lowest increase from 1.2% of players to 1.8%.

Episode 3 Act 3 Rank Distribution
Here is the ranked distribution as we know it

The majority of players were still seen in Silver. 30.1% of the player base places here, while Radiant showed to have the least amount of players. Overall, there haven't been a lot of changes since Act II, but it's been great to see more players shifting up to upper middle ranks like gold and platinum. This shows that more players may be shifting their focus to 5 queues in order to reach higher ranks with the support of higher rated friends.

RankPercentageRankPercentage
Iron 11.7Platinum 14.7
Iron 22.6Platinum 23.2
Iron 34.7

Platinum 3

2.4

Bronze 1

6.0

Diamond 1

2.0
Bronze 2

7.9

Diamond 2

1.5
Bronze 3

8.6

Diamond 3

1.2

Silver 1

10.5Immortal 11.2
Silver 2

9.9

Immortal 20.4
Silver 39.7

Immortal 3

0.2

Gold 1

9.0

Radiant0.04
Gold 26.9
Gold 35.6

Overall, Episode 3 has been a pretty good season for competitive Valorant. We saw a lot of quality of life improvements, and the overall player base has become more skilled and motivated to progress. With Episode 4 and 2022 just around the corner, it will be exciting to see if the distribution will change even more, or if the player base will even start to shift to the top tier ranks.