Valorant Rank Distribution: Where Do You Stand?

Discover the secrets of Valorant's rank distribution system and climb the competitive ladder with our insightful breakdown. Master the tiers and rise to the top!

Writer for Buff, Remi Smith
By Remi Smith
Tamara Fodora - Editor for Buff
Edited by Tamara Fodora

Updated July 17, 2023.

Valorant's rank distribution is very similar to that of other titles, with the bulk being near the center of the ranking system, near Gold/Platinum. If you're unfamiliar with how this distribution works, here's a quick breakdown:

Players in ranked often end up near the rank they're supposed to be, according to the system. This means that the players who are truly unskilled or brand new at the game are at the bottom, in Iron and Bronze. However, it would make sense that there isn't a massive portion of the player base stuck in there, right?

So, there are far fewer Bronze players than there are Gold or Plat players because the average skill level of all players that try to maintain their ranks sits within that bracket. Basically, it is the middle, where the average players should be.

The same goes for the other end of the distribution. There are way more players sitting in Gold and Platinum than there are in the top ranks. This makes sense because the pros put far more time and effort into the game than the average Valorant player does.

» Outsmart your opponents with our Valorant tips

How Do You Climb Ranks?

If you've never dipped your toes into the ranked system before, here's a swift outline of how it all works:

Players can enter a competitive mode that pits them against other players trying their best to put a rank to their skill level. It's no bots, no handicaps, and all sweat in ranked, where people focus on learning each and every competitive map from top to bottom—and how to make all the callouts and hold every angle for each of them.

There are nine main ranks, each with three divisions, except for the top rank:

  • Iron 1, 2, 3
  • Bronze 1, 2, 3
  • Silver 1, 2, 3
  • Gold 1, 2, 3
  • Platinum 1, 2, 3
  • Diamond 1, 2, 3
  • Ascendant 1, 2, 3
  • Immortal 1, 2, 3
  • Radiant, where only the top players end up

If you're looking to accelerate your rank progression and gain an edge over your competitors, downloading Buff can be a great and free way to achieve that. Earn Buff Coins (BC) and exchange them for valuable rewards, including gaming gear, gift cards, and more.

» Climb ranks even faster: Learn how to double rank up in Valorant

Don't Miss This Special Offer:

Triple Welcome Bonus 90 Buff Points Instead of 30

Time Left: