VALORANT players have to deal with a lot of online toxicity, just like every other online game in this day and age.
Note: You are reading an old article from 2021. So, the information may not be up-to-date.
All of that toxicity sometimes gets amplified when players queue in VALORANT rank mode. When players use abusive language in either chat or voice communication in ranked, it creates a really unhealthy environment for players.
Additionally, female gamers also face a lot of unwanted attention if they use their voice chat to communicate with others in the lobby. If a player is using foul language while addressing teammates, that player usually gets a chat ban for a certain period of time.
However, chat-banned players can still queue in ranked. This may cause problems since these penalized players are usually not a good fit for team play.
Riot to Ban Chat-restricted Players from Ranked
Riot dev claimed that with future patches, they will restrict chat-banned players from participating in the ranked mode. This means that if you have any offense in your name while playing, you may not be eligible to play rank for a while.
This change is supposed to arrive in the live game within the next two or three future patches. A massive overhaul to the reporting system is also promised to arrive fairly soon. But this new chat restriction change may come sooner than expected.