If you’ve been playing Valorant recently and you’ve lost a match, then you might have noticed you’ve lost a lot more MMR than you might hope. Riot has heard your feedback and has now fixed the bug that has been “aggressively demoting” players after they’ve lost a match.
Riot Games’ Valorant Twitter account tweeted out that they are “aware of some issues with the ranked system aggressively demoting players and are actively fixing. These demotions won’t last long-term, only the displayed rank should be impacted, winning a game will put players back in the correct rank again”.
In another tweet a little later on the same account notes that there is a “fix in place for the miscalibrated ranks in North America – if you play one game, you should get synced back to what your real rank is”.
Although this bug must have given a fair few players small heart attacks about how much MMR they lost, it’s good to know that their real MMR hasn’t been affected.
We're aware of some issues with the ranked system aggressively demoting players and are actively fixing. These demotions won't last long-term, only the displayed rank should be impacted, winning a game will put players back in the correct rank again.
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) July 20, 2020
Ex-pro player Sean Gares can show you the result of this bug in a screenshot he put on Twitter. The problem is that out of the last ten matches he played eight of them are wins, and then he had a recent loss as the Team MVP and got demoted an entire rank.
— Sean Gares (@seangares) July 20, 2020
After the bug was fixed by the Riot team, his position returned to normal and he got Immortal 3 “back after one win. Phew”.
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