What is a Double Rank Up?
EvrMoar, a Riot Games' Senior Competitive Designer in Valorant, explained what double rank-ups mean on Twitter. Quotiing EvrMoar's ranked fact Friday tweet,
When your rank is "out of the range" of your actual Valorant MMR (Matchmaking Rating), you gain two ranks. The highest MMR range you can have is 3 ranks, therefore, if you ever deviate 4 ranks from your MMR, you will definitely gain a double rank!
Additionally, your MMR range reflects your performance in good versus bad games. As you play more, your MMR range may become smaller, but it never increases over 3 ranks.
How to Double Rank Up in Valorant?
So, this whole double rank-up thing can be particularly beneficial at the beginning of a new Act if you want to rank up fast in Valorant. If you're lucky enough to experience it, you can swiftly regain your previous rank or even achieve a new one after just a few games.
Here are some strategies to increase your chances of a double rank-up!:
Perform Well in Ranked Games
Yeah, I know, basic stuff. You must be thinking that I am Radiant ranked player; "just win, lol".
But still, to boost your chances of a double rank in Valorant, you need to play well in your games and increase your MMR (Matchmaking Rating). Remember, your current rank is directly influenced by your MMR.
Achieving top fragging, being the match MVP, and earning a high combat score are critical factors that can significantly impact your MMR.
Additionally, how well you perform against players at your current rank, those in lower ranks like Iron or Bronze, and especially your success against players in higher ranks, plays a substantial role in enhancing your MMR growth
Gain a Win Streak
To significantly boost your MMR in Valorant, focus on achieving a win streak while playing at your competitive rank.
Longer winning streaks are particularly effective in raising your MMR, but don't underestimate the impact of even a small streak of two victories.
To maximize your chances of a win streak, consider teaming up with players you synergize well with.
Consistent communication and teamwork can greatly improve your performance and increase your odds of consecutive wins.
Remember, Valorant is a team-based game, and a well-coordinated team often holds the key to success.
Earn 100 RR Points After a Single Win
When your MMR in Valorant is four tiers or higher than your current rank, achieving a 100-rank rating (RR) in a single game can lead to a double rank increase. This significant jump is a reward for outperforming your current rank's expectations.
But all in all, there is no magic trick to get a double rank up. What you should actually focus on are objectives, strategic play, support roles, and diversifying your skills.
Yup, that's the best tip I can give you here that will not only help you in enhancing your personal performance, but also increasing your chances for this mystical double rank up.