- Riot Games misses Patch v1.02 release deadline for Ranked mode
- The company cites technical issues as the reason for the delay
- According to Riot’s latest statement, Ranked mode is coming on June 25-26
After over three months of speculation, VALORANT’s Ranked mode is still not here. Many had hoped that Patch v1.02 would fix that, but those hopes have been in vain – for now.
VALORANT Ranked Mode Still in the Works
The VALORANT community has been (im)patiently waiting to see the arrival of a Ranked mode. Yet, none has arrived. Even though Patch v1.02 isa with us, agents would need to wait a little longer before Riot Games’ highly-acclaimed tactical shooter gets to categorizing your in-game performance based on merit.
We found another bug that puts competitive at risk, so we're holding off turning on ranked for a while longer. Sorry for the delay, we're working as fast as possible to get a fix and, when we get one, we'll turn ranked on. Predicting a day or two, but nothing confirmed yet.
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) June 24, 2020
Those who have been with Riot Games since the start are probably aware that it took the company over four months to introduce a replay feature to League of Legends as the original servers of the game were unreliable to say the best, with constant disconnects and login failures.
Yet, Riot Games has come a long way since 2009, and the company has proven its ability to deliver on quality products. The recent releases of Legends of Runeterra and VALORANT have enjoyed a lot of praise from the community.
Behold the Angry Social Clamor of VALORANT Players
With Twitter discussions becoming touchier, Riot Games has had to explain why the delay has persisted despite the clear sign from the community that players are ready to take their VALORANT a little more seriously. A statement by the company read as follows:
“We found another bug that puts competitive at risk, so we’re holding off turning on ranked for a while longer. Sorry for the delay. We’re working as fast as possible to get a fix and, when we get one, we’ll turn ranked on.”
As of June 24, Riot Games confirmed that VALORANT should become competitive, citing June 25-26 as the most likely dates for the release. This time, Riot better deliver, as the community will be paying extra attention.
In the meantime, T1 x Nerd Street Gamers are hosting its first tournament in North America on June 26 with 16 teams vying for a $50,000 prize pool.
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