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How to surrender in Valorant

When all hope is lost, sometimes the smart thing to do is to wave the white flag.

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For a while, Valorant players were being held hostage in matches and games that were heading in the direction of agonizing loss, and there was nothing they could do about it but witness their team’s gradual demise.

A slow and painful loss where the enemy consistently gets first blood round after round and you see your teammates being eliminated off the map one by one can be one of the most demotivating feelings when playing video games - which is why sometimes, surrendering is the only option and the best last resort.

So, when all hope is finally lost and the majority of your team agrees that they want out of the game, how exactly does one relieve themself of this pain?

The process is very simple and takes less than a minute.


How to surrender in Valorant?

Players will get a new ‘Early Surrender’ option in the game which will enable them to opt out of an ongoing match before the conclusion. 

However, before someone ends a game mid-way, the remaining players of that team will actually have to agree and cast a vote for the game to be passed. 

Once it has been passed, it will award the opposition team with wins for all the remaining rounds. In return, the surrendering team will be offered losses for those rounds.


Here are the steps you need to follow to use the Early Surrender feature and leave a game early:


Step 1: To call an early surrender during a match, you need to press the Enter key to bring up the chat.

Step 2: Type in “/ff”, “/forfeit” or "concede' in the chat, without quotation marks.

Step 3: Now, all the squad members of the surrendering team will need to agree with the decision by casting a vote. Players can respond by either typing “/yes” or “/no” in the chat to register their vote. The same can be done using the F5 and F6 keys on the keyboard.


Members who wish to surrender can reply with “/yes” and “/no” if they want to continue the match. The game will only end if all the players in a team reply with a "/yes". However, one thing you should also note is that you won't be able to surrender a match before the eighth round in the game. 

Furthermore, a match can only be called off once per half. This is likely to prevent players from abusing the new feature and to keep things interesting while also giving the losing team a chance to quit early if only proceeding with a game would seem futile.

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