Esports News

24 Feb 2021

Valorant Taking Aim At Toxicity In Ranked Play

Riot is taking steps to combat toxic players in Valorant!

Their upcoming measures look to ban, albeit only temporarily, from Ranked Play in a bid to not hurt other players.

Here’s everything we know about the plans right now.

Valorant Target Toxicity

Online video gaming and toxicity feel like they go hand in hand, you can’t have the former without the latter.

For years video game companies have tried to push back against negative subculture, and Riot is once again stepping up to the plate.

The developers have a plan to ban players with chat or voice restrictions from playing in Ranked modes.

This won’t affect players who choose not to use comms in-game and will instead target players who have had penalties and are banned from using comms for their behaviour. 

In a Reddit post u/RiotBrighteyz explains:

“We will be preventing players who have been penalized with chat and voice restrictions from playing rank in the next two to three patches. We are actively working on the tech, its taking a little bit longer than anticipated, but we are committed to building it.”

In addition to this, the Riot Developer adds:

“We'll also have additional comms coming out in the coming months around our overall plans to reduce disruptive behaviour and make our penalty systems more robust.”

Though as they said this will take some time to implement.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if Riot can deliver and can reduce the impact of toxic players. We hope that they can!