VALORANT’s ranked queue is the most-played mode in the game, but there are certain restrictions for which ranks can play together.

VALORANT has several modes that can be enjoyed and are considered just for fun. If you head to the Competitive queue, however, you better be locked in for a sweaty ranked experience. And what better way to win than with some friends? Of course, you have to be the right ranks to play Competitive in VALORANT together.

Let's go over what the ranked restrictions are.

What ranks are able to play VALORANT together?

For starters, parties of five have no restrictions to their Competitive queuing in VALORANT. Outside of five-player parties, there are restrictions for what ranks can play together in VALORANT. Take a look at the table to see what the lowest party ranks and highest party ranks can be:

Lowest Rank
Highest Rank
Iron and Bronze
Platinum, Diamond, Ascendant, Immortal, and Radiant
Max is exactly one tier higher than the lowest (Example: Diamond 1 can queue with up to Ascendant 1)

This is for your parties of two or three players looking to play ranked in VALORANT together.

Other VALORANT rank restrictions

(Image via Riot Games)
(Image via Riot Games)

As stated above, the ranked threshold for queuing together has restrictions. There are a couple of other restrictions in place:

  • Four-player parties are not allowed
    • Riot believes the fifth solo player would have a less-than-desirable experience with teamplay and communication
  • There are RR penalties for parties of five outside of the restriction table.
    • If everyone is Ascendant 3 or lower, the team receives a 25% RR reduction.
    • If one or more are Immortal 1 to 3, the team receives a 25% RR reduction.
    • If one or more are Radiant, the team receives a 75% RR reduction.
    • Having any teammates in your 5-stack below Radiant automatically reduces RR potential by 90%.

So, there you have it. Now you know what ranks can play together in VALORANT and potential penalties playing outside of those ranks in a 5-stack.

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