Following a couple of hugely popular months in closed beta, Riot has finally released Valorant. Since it’s a competitive shooter that’s influenced by the likes of Counter Strike and Overwatch, it’s all about trying to be the best player you can be. So that you know what to expect from each of the game’s modes, here’s everything you need to know about whether there is skill based matchmaking in Valorant.
If you’re not aware, skill based matchmaking is a hidden mechanic wherein you’re matched against players of a similar skill level when playing online. It allows lower skilled players to get to grips with the game without being frustrated by losing to experienced players over and over again.
Is There Skill Based Matchmaking in Valorant?
Of course, we’ve always known that Valorant would have a Ranked mode, which is skill based matchmaking by definition. As you play, you get put into one of seven tiers, with there being three ranks in each, and you try to win matches to climb up the rankings.
However, that doesn’t have to be the case for a game’s more casual modes. Before Valorant’s full release though, the game’s Director Joe Ziegler replied to a fan’s question on Twitter about whether there was going to be skill based matchmaking in the game:
As you can see from the short exchange above, there is skill based matchmaking in Valorant’s unranked modes, which means you’ll come up against players of roughly the same ability as you in both of the shooter’s main modes.
While a lot of players dislike it, SBMM offers a more well-rounded experience for all players.
That’s everything you need to know about whether there is skill based matchmaking in Valorant. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite.
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