Smurfing has been an issue in Valorant since the game's release. But Riot Games listens to their community, and they have taken action with a smurf detection system in Valorant!
Valorant was released back in 2020, so it's a relatively new game. As it comes with new games, they're met with problems and issues from and for the community. One of these issues in Valorant is smurfing. And Riot Games just announced they've created a new smurf detection system for Valorant in Patch Notes 5.01, so let's see what's in the plan to stop smurfs in Valorant!
Valorant Smurf Detection Testing in North American Region
Smurfing in Valorant is when a very high skilled player creates a new account to match up with lower-skilled players only to destroy them in-game. This is a bad tactic since it ruins the gameplay experience of new players in Valorant. Players that are ranked Gold and below are mostly affected by smurfing.
To prevent this, Riot Games created a smurf detection system which is first set to be tested in NA. The smurf detecting system was released for testing in NA on July 11th, 2022. The smurf detecting system in Valorant will work in a way that it'll keep track of newly created accounts. If new accounts begin to show signs of really good scores than their peers, Valorant will label them as smurfs and it'll climb them up the rank ladder a lot faster than before.
If you're playing Valorant on the NA region right now, you may be already experiencing the differences from the smurf detection system. Once the testing's done though, the detection of smurfs should be much better and the system will release across all regions. This is one of the measures Riot Games has taken lately to fix Valorant's state of the game alongside them monitoring voice chat.
Nevertheless, Valorant is getting better by the day, so you should definitely visit our Instagram, and share with us your rank and your experience playing with smurfs!