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Destiny 2 – How to Reset Valor Rank

Resetting your rank can reward you with powerful gear.

by Diego Perez


Resetting your hard-earned Valor Rank in Destiny 2 might seem pointless to some, but it actually leads the way to some powerful gear and exclusive weapons. The method of resetting your rank might not be immediately apparent for new players, but it’s not difficult to do at all.

How Do I Reset My Valor Rank?

To reset your rank, you first have to go to orbit. You can stay in a fireteam if you’re already in one, but you can’t be in any activities when you reset your rank.  Once you’re in orbit, head to the Crucible menu in the Director and hover over any quickplay playlist. Then, hold the specified button (F on PC, Square on PS4, X on Xbox, and X on Stadia) to completely reset your Valor back to zero. If you don’t see the prompt, it’s because your current Valor Rank is not high enough. In order to be eligible for a reset, you need to accumulate 2000 Valor, which is the current cap.


Why Should I Reset My Rank?

Resetting your Valor Rank in Destiny 2 will reward you with powerful gear that drops at a higher power level than whatever power level you are at currently. It’s not worth grinding 2000 Valor points and resetting just for a powerful gear drop, however. It just takes too long. Thankfully, there are other reasons for you to reset your rank.

Certain Triumphs and quests require you to reset your Valor Rank, so if you’re currently pursuing some of Destiny 2’s more tricky pinnacle weapons or just trying to complete your Triumphs, you’ll have to reset every now and then. Weapons like Redrix’s Broadsword, a powerful pulse rifle, can only be acquired if you reset your rank multiple times as part of a quest. Resetting your Valor Rank isn’t something you’ll be doing all the time in Destiny 2, but it’s important to know how to do it when the time comes.

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