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Why Are Competitive Valorant Queues Disabled?


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Ranked games are at the core of the Valorant experience, and when so naturally, when they’re not available to play, everyone is wondering why the competitive Valorant queue is disabled. Here’s what we know about the issue, which is currently preventing anybody from playing the game’s competitive mode.

Why Are Competitive Valorant Queues Disabled? answered

Valorant’s competitive queues are no longer down. The issues that were plaguing the game yesterday have been resolved.

For those not up to speed, the queues were disabled yesterday due to the launch of Patch 5.03, which introduced changes to the game’s engine and therefore required extended maintenance.

However, there was then a subsequent bug/exploit following the patch deployment that caused the developers to quickly take the servers down while they work on a fix. The bug is a flash exploit that allowed players to become invulnerable to flashes by changing a setting in the menu.

How Long Is Valorant Server Maintenance? answered

When it comes to server maintenance for updates, the servers will be down for just a short period of time, no longer than 10-50 minutes; the actual time of day it’s down, though, will be different depending on which region you’re playing the game. In Europe, for example, the maintenance has already ceased and servers are back online, whereas in the Asia/Pacific region the maintenance is still ongoing.

However, in the case of a bug, server maintenance can take longer. When the development team encounters unexpected issues after the launch of a new patch, such as the flash exploit that is currently plaguing the game, it could take several hours to fix.

Typically, if you look at the top-left-hand corner of the menu screen when attempting to enter a competitive lobby, you will actually see a reference to whatever the issue is at hand. Riot typically makes note of any issues such as this on its Twitter channel, too, as highlighted above.

That’s everything there is to know about why the competitive Valorant queue is disabled. For more Valorant content, why not read our latest editorial about why deathmatch is somehow worse despite recent changes? You can also check out the full list of patch notes for the game’s most recent update here.