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Surrendering is Now an Option in Valorant

Have you ever play a match in Valorant and there’s little to no chance of a comeback? Where you’re behind 10 rounds of match, but there’s no possible chance of taking back the position. Are you playing with someone down after one teammate disconnects, or worse, goes AFK? Or there are many things happen during the match?

Unfortunately most of the player ever faced the same kind situation. Unpleasant matches like these happens once in every player’s gaming career. Thankfully, the developers of Valorant clearly understand its players’ predicament.

Surrendering An Option

According to the inaugural episode of Riot’s Ask Valorant blog post series, the upcoming Patch 1.02 will allow players to initiate surrender before a match ends.

How to surrender in Valorant?

Here’s how you can use this new Early Surrender feature in the next VALORANT game you find unwinnable:

  1. Press the Enter key to open chat.
  2. Type “/ff” or “/forfeit” in the chat box, without the quotation marks.
  3. If a teammate calls up the vote, all you need to do is type “/yes” or “/no” in the chat for vote. You can also use the F5 and F6 keys on your keyboard for the same task.
  4. If all the remaining players in your team votes yes, the vote will be passed and the game will end.
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You should keep in mind that the surrender vote cannot be called before the 8th round, and furthermore, it can only be called once per half. This has likely been done to prevent spamming of the surrender vote and to keep games interesting. Also giving the players a chance to surrender if and only when continuing a game would seem futile.

Since surrendering a game is the same as losing all the remaining rounds left to make the enemy team win. Surrender button should only be used when a player of your team has left and the game seems unwinnable through a 4v5. Surrendering when the game is still 5v5 is generally a bad choice unless your team is heavily out skilled by the opposition, and you’re certain that no further round can be won by your team.

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