Riot Games introduced a good feature that brings more competitive fairness to the game – match remakes. The remake cancels the match if your team is left in a 4v5 situation because your teammate could not connect or was AFK during the first round. So let’s see how to remake a match in Valorant.
How to Remake?
You will have to start a vote just as you do to surrender in Valorant. If you found yourself in the situation described above, you can try and start the remake vote.
To start the vote, simply write /remake in the chat. There are no alternative buttons around the Valorant menu, so your only option is to write the chat command.
Now the vote will start. For the vote to be successful, every team member should vote “Yes”. That means if even one of your teammates votes against a remake for some reason, the game will continue.
If the vote was successful, the team will be presented with a remake draw. And after that, you will get queued for another Valorant match.
Requirements for a Match Remake
There is a specific scenario that will allow you to remake a match in Valorant. Your team can remake the match if at least one of your teammates abandoned the game as it started.
You will have to play the first round in a 4v5 (or 3v5, depending on how lucky you got), and at the beginning of the second round, you can start a remake vote.
Will it Affect my MMR or Rank Rating?
First of all, a bit of background, Rank Rating is how Valorant displays players’ relative skill. MMR is their hidden, internal calculation used for match-making purposes. Both characterize a player’s relative skill.
Fortunately, remaking a match won’t affect your Valorant rankings. Remakes completely cancel the match as it never happened. This match will not affect your rank or XP. It won’t even show up in the match history.
However, the team member/members who abandoned the match and caused this inconvenience will get an MMR loss and a penalty that a player usually gets for leaving the game. That could be a temporary suspension from the ranked queue or a warning.
This is another great reason why you may want to remake your match. Those leavers took your valuable time. Helping punish them helps keep the community less toxic and less frustrating to play with. Overall, it’ll make all of the time you have spent on Valorant much more fun.
Valorant Remake F.A.Q.
Here’s a quick guide recap in the form of frequently asked questions. This F.A.Q covers different situations and confusions you may have when it comes to remakes in Valorant.
No. You can only remake the match at the very beginning.
No, the player should be completely AFK or disconnected for the remake to be available. If it was an early rage quit, the game must go on.
/remake. Pretty obvious, huh?
All of them. Unfortunately, the remake vote requires all the team members to vote for it or the game will carry on.
No. It counts as a draw and doesn’t affect anything. Your MMR and XP will remain the same as before the match.
Yes. Leave is a leave no matter what. You get a full leave penalty even if that match was remade.
This is the result of the remake. If the game was remade, it doesn’t count as a win or a loss, it counts as a remake draw.
Final Thoughts on How to Remake a Valorant Match
The remake is a great option to end the match without consequences. Definitely talk to your team and try and agree on a remake if things don’t look promising. But keep in mind all the requirements and don’t miss your chance. While you will be able to surrender, it will cost you a bunch of MMR and RR. And no one wants that.
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