Valorant is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical FPP shooter developed and published by Riot Games, for Microsoft Windows. First teased under the codename Project A in October 2019, the game began a closed beta period with limited access on April 7, 2020, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.
Valorant Gameplay Details
Valorant is a team-based tactical shooter and first-person shooter game. Players play as one of a set of agents, characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the world. In the main game mode, players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it.
Agents have unique abilities each requiring charges, as well as a unique ultimate ability that requires charging through kills, deaths, or spike actions. Each player starts each round with a “classic” pistol and with one or more “signature ability” charges.
Other weapons and ability charges can be purchased using an in-game economic system that awards money based on the outcome of the previous round, any kills the player is responsible for, and any actions taken with the spike. The game has an assortment of weapons including sidearms, submachine guns, shotguns, machine guns, assault rifles, and sniper rifles. Automatic and semi-automatic weapons such as the “Spectre,” “Odin,” and “Vandal” have recoil patterns that have to be controlled by the player in order to be able to shoot accurately.
How Many Modes in Valorant?
Valorant has 4 modes right now and maybe increase with future updates.
In the standard non-ranked mode, the match is played as best of 25 – the first team to win 13 rounds wins the match. The attacking team has a bomb-type device called the Spike, which they must deliver to a specified location and activate. If the attacking team successfully protects the activated Spike for a set time, it detonates and they receive a point. If the defending team is able to deactivate the spike, or the 100-second round timer expires without the attacking team activating the spike, the defending team receives a point. If all the members of a team are eliminated before the spike is activated, or if all members of the defending team are eliminated after the spike is activated, the opposing team earns a point.
2. Spike Rush
In the Spike Rush mode, the match is played as best of 7 rounds – the first team to win 4 rounds wins the match. Players begin the round with all abilities fully charged except their ultimate, which charges twice as fast as in standard games. All players on the attacking team carry a spike, but only one spike may be activated per round. Guns are randomized and every player begins with the same gun. Ultimate point orbs present in the standard game are not present, but sometimes a power-up orb will appear in their place.
Competitive matches are the same as standard matches with the addition of a win-based ranking system which assigns a rank to each player after 5 games are played. In July 2020, Riot introduced a “win by two” condition for competitive matches, where instead of playing a single sudden death round at 12-12, teams will alternate playing rounds on attack and defense in overtime until a team claims victory by securing a two match lead. Each overtime round gives players the same amount of money to purchase guns and abilities, as well as approximately half of their ultimate ability charge. After each group of two rounds, players may vote to end the game in a draw, requiring 6 players after the first set, 3 after the second, and thereafter only 1 player to agree to a draw.
The Deathmatch mode was introduced on August 5, 2020. 10 players enter a 6 minute free-for-all match and the first person to reach 30 kills or the player who has the most kills when time is up wins the match. Players spawn in with a random agent they have unlocked in the game, and all abilities are disabled during the match.
Valorant: Frequently Asked Questions
Is Valorant free to play?
“Valorant” is a free-to-play online multiplayer FPS game currently in closed beta stage.
How do you play Valorant now?
Simply head over to the Valorant website and click ‘Play Now‘. You’ll be asked to either sign in or create a new Riot Games account if you don’t have one already. Once you’ve signed into your account, you’ll see a landing page where you can download the game. Click ‘Download’ and run the ‘Install VALORANT .exe’ file.
Is Valorant PC only?
Valorant is a PC–only game right now, and that won’t change any time soon. However, Riot Games isn’t ruling out the possibility of bringing its new tactical shooter to consoles at some point.
How many GB is Valorant?
The size of the download file for Valorant is just 7.3GB, which is quite small in comparison to the file size of many modern-day PC games.
How do I access Valorant?
Will Valorant be on mobile?
Some of the data hints at new platforms, including PS4, iOS, and Android. As of June 2020, Valorant is still a PC-exclusive title, but brand new comments from one of the game’s developers suggest that console and mobile ports aren’t out of the realm of possibility.
Is a Valorant server available in India?
Yes, Valorant established their server in India Mumbai and testing on it and very soon it will be operational for players.
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