Valorant Swiftplay

Valorant game mode Swiftplay is now a shorter alternative to unrated

By Fariha Bhatti


Dec 8, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Valorant game modes are getting faster. You can now squeeze in a quick unranked game through Swiftplay that lasts for a maximum of eight rounds. 

Are you obsessed with Valorant but work doesn’t allow playing long and tedious unrated games? Fret not. Riot is introducing Swiftplay for busy players who like to hop in on the fun. It’s quick, cut-throat, and entertaining. The new game will join existing modes in Valorant to add variation. 

Swiftplay has officially been announced by Riot as the latest game mode that saves time. But, it’s all the more competitive. The new mode will leave the game on January 10 so here’s how to take advantage of the game before it’s gone.

How does Swiftplay work in Valorant

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Swiftplay is unranked but shorter. It’s the perfect mode for busy players who like to squeeze in a quick game on the go! Here’s how it works. 

You can queue Swiftplay solo or with friends. Like unranked and competitive, it will have two halves. Each half will last for four rounds, meaning a total of eight rounds. However, whoever wins five rounds will be deemed the final winner. This means you won’t have to play all eight rounds, making the game last for a maximum of 15 minutes. 

So far, players love this new mode as it is different than previous games Riot has rolled out. From Replication to Escalation, most new modes had little to do with competition and mechanical skills. Swiftplay is a more serious game that will help players practice their aim in a competitive environment. Best part? You don’t have to commit a whole hour.

How many game modes are in Valorant?

Valorant currently has five game modes: Competitive, Unrated, Spike Rush, slot for PVP, and Deathmatch, along with a Practice Range. Overall, Valorant has 10 modes if you include Snowball fight, Replication, Escalation, and Swiftplay since the four games switch slots in intervals.