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What Are The Game Modes In Valorant?

Find out all about Valorant game modes

Valorant is launching on June 2nd, 2020 amidst widespread excitement for the release. Since the closed beta version received so much love, Riot Games is prepared to launch the game with new and old elements for player to enjoy. If you are about to give Valorant a try when it releases (it’s free-to-play), you might be wondering – what are the game modes in Valorant? Look no further. In this quick guide, we will tell you all about the different Valorant game modes that you can play.


Valorant Game Modes

Let’s take a look at some of the practice game modes where you can hone your skills.

  • Open Range: You are free to explore the range and whatever it has to offer.
  • Shooting Test: Want to find out if your shooting skills are good enough? Then try out the shooting challenges here.
  • Spike Defuse: Learn all about defusing the spike before time runs out in the Spike Defuse mode.
  • Spike Planting: Find out how to plant the Spike and defend it until it finally detonates.

Now, let’s move on to the Normal Game mode in Valorant. The Normal Game mode involves the planting and defusal of Spikes. A match in this mode will last 30-40 minutes. Basically the main goal in Valorant’s game modes is that the attacking side has to plant a Spike on the bomb sites available on the map. The defending side has to prevent it from detonating before the time is up. Even if all the five opponents are killed, the other team will win.

Finally, there’s the Ranked Game Mode which was there in beta. But, as per Riot Games, Valorant will not be having a solo queue mode or ranked mode at launch. Their intention is to get players more experience with the actual game and making sure the servers are functioning correctly before heading into ranked matches.


Apart from these, a new game mode named Spike Rush has been added in the live version. It’s still in beta but you can play it in the released game. Spike Rush is a fast-paced game mode perfect for those who want to get into quick matches.

So this is all about Valorant game modes. You can check out the Valorant 1.0 Patch notes for more detailed information about the changes made in Valorant. Now, to be the best Valorant player, you will need some essential tips and tricks. Check them all out in our Valorant guides.