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VALORANT Steps Up Their Toxicity Detection This Week!

If you’ve ever played VALORANT ranked, you know why Toxicity is an issue. Sadly, it doesn’t stop in ranked, but it’s mainly found there because many players feel the need to dish out insults towards teammates. Being one of the players that experience toxic teammates often, it’s just flat out annoying at this point.

Luckily, VALORANT seems to be taking action by improving the detection system of AFKs, Voice Chat Behaviour, and Text Chat Behaviour as well! They recently showed us what they’ve done by uploading slides of their changes:

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Additionally, they made a blog post go into slightly-greater detail about these changes. They state that their AFK detection system had a few “loopholes” and the new one is way more effective. As for the punishment for those leavers, the actions will be following:

  • Warnings
  • XP denial for the games in which you were AFK’d (see ya later, AFK farmers!)
  • Small deductions from your ranked rating for pre-game dodges
  • Deductions from your ranked rating for in-game AFKing (Patch 2.03)
  • Increased queue restrictions
  • Barred entry from ranked games
  • VALORANT game bans (but only if you’re really,Β reallyΒ persistent)

Here are the revamped Chat-Based Offenses:

  • Warnings
  • Comms bans
  • Extended comms bans
  • Ranked queue bans
  • Game bans
  • Extended game bans

Last but not least, they will now NOTIFY you when you successfully punished a toxic player. Riot took the system from League of Legends basically and made it a First-Person Shooter edition. Personally, I already know this isn’t going to stop the community from being toxic. The gaming world as we know it is corrupted beyond repair by generations of consumed damned souls. But, at least they “try” to lessen the VALORANT toxicity problem.

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