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Why Are Competitive Valorant Queues Disabled?

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Why Are Competitive Valorant Queues Disabled?

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Ranked games are at the core of the Valorant experience, and when so naturally, when they’re not available to play, everyone is wondering why the competitive Valorant queue is disabled. Here’s what we know about the issue, which is currently preventing anybody from playing the game’s competitive mode.

Why Are Competitive Valorant Queues Disabled? Answered

Valorant’s competitive queues are down due to server maintenance. This is part of the roll-out of the game’s latest update, Patch 5.06. You won’t be able to play the game while this is occurring. The last time the Competitive queues were intentionally diactivated was during the Patch 5.05 deployment, when they went down across each region for several hours as Riot Games rolled out the new update. This is likely to be the case for Patch 5.06 as well.

The generic times for each region’s server maintenance during patch deployment are as follows:

Asia Pacific: 14:00 PDT
Brazil: 06:00 PDT
Europe: 20:00 PDT
Korea: 14:00 PDT
Latin America: 06:00 PDT
North America: 06:00 PDT

If you’re wondering what PDT is to your local time, use a converter such as this one.

How Long Is Valorant Server Maintenance? Answered

When it comes to server maintenance for updates, the servers will be down for just a short period of time, no longer than three or so hours.

However, in the case of a bug, server maintenance can take longer. When the development team encounters unexpected issues after the launch of a new patch, such as the flash exploit that is currently plaguing the game, it could take several hours to fix.

Typically, if you look at the top-left-hand corner of the menu screen when attempting to enter a competitive lobby, you will actually see a reference to whatever the issue is at hand. Riot typically makes note of any issues such as this on its Twitter channel, too, as highlighted above.

That’s everything there is to know about why the competitive Valorant queue is disabled. For more Valorant content, why not read our latest editorial about why deathmatch is somehow worse despite recent changes? You can also check out the full list of patch notes for the game’s most recent update here.

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