VALORANT Dev Confirms Chat Restricted Players Won’t be Eligible for Rank With Upcoming Patches

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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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.

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Riot to Ban Chat-restricted Players from Ranked

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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.

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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.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.