Among the plethora of new content that Valorant Episode 3 has brought to the title, the account leveling system is perhaps what most players are confused about. It is a separate way of leveling up your account from the ranked matchmaking system and takes into account your Account Points (AP) to level up your account level. Let’s take a detailed look at how the account leveling system works in Valorant, and how players can gain AP to get a fancy border for their accounts.
Valorant Account Leveling System
The account leveling system in Valorant was added alongside the Episode 3 update and aims to reward players for their time invested in playing the shooter. Moving forward, Valorant players’ Player Cards will display a numeric level based on how much time they’ve spent playing the game. The card will also feature a colored border that will change every 20 account levels.
The level frames for some of the account level ranges are:
- Levels 1-99 > Iron
- Levels 100-199 > Bronze
- Levels 200-299 > Silver
- Levels 300-399 > Gold
What is AP?
Currently, earning Account Points (AP) is the only way to level up your Valorant account. AP can be earned through playing Valorant games (ranked or unranked). They can also be gained by playing non-competitive game modes like Spike Rush and Deathmatch.
The number of AP players receive per match is based on the duration and results of the match.
Remember, AP only helps in raising your account level, and won’t affect your Agent Contract XP or Battle Pass levels whatsoever.
Players will need 5,000 AP for each level up. They’ll also receive a bonus AP for the first win of the day.
For players who have been playing the game before Episode 3, they’ll receive an account level based on how much time they’ve spent playing the game till now. The progression will then continue as usual.
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