Creativity is your greatest weapon!
Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities. So how do you beat someone with the speed of wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. VALORANT is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play, because if it wins, it works.
Valorant, a tactical shooter influenced heavily by Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Blizzard’s Overwatch. Entered into closed beta last Tuesday with an explosively popular launch, thanks in part to tying keys for the beta to watching popular streamers on Twitch.
Riot will make it easier to gain access to the closed beta of its popular new tactical shooter Valorant. The game developer announced late Tuesday. Now, not just select Twitch streamers, but all Twitch streamers who have access to the game can now drop the coveted beta access keys. So long as those streamers playing are actively live streaming the game and turn on the in-game drops feature.
This should make it much easier for eager Valorant fans to gain access to the game by watching different streamers. Not just the select few Riot has given early access to and partnered with for the key distribution. To do good by the game’s fast-growing community. Riot says the game also gone through thousands of the most dedicated Twitch. Users who’ve been eagerly awaiting a key by watching streams day and night and manually given them access.
A few more weeks ago, industry rumors were rumored that the game would start with a total of eight agents, but Riot also made available a character named Breach over the test weekend, who is said to have enough OPs at the moment. The character’s abilities are based on information based on Flash and Stun grenades, and the ulti, named Rolling Thunder, has outright outraged some players as it has too much damage. In addition to Breach, there were also some details about the other characters.
Viper, Sova, and Sage received absolute positive criticism, but Oment was considered by many to be too weak.
According to a tester, players will be able to unlock a free hero after a few games.
A hero named Dillion was not among the test characters at all, so the rumor that has flown up these days about his existence is probably false. During the test, each player was given five agents, but the others had to be dissolved.
The cosmetics system is pretty much like kneading the systems of League of Legends, CS: GO and Apex Legends. Although there are no character skins in the game, we will still be able to customize the weapons, keychains, spray function according to a tester. Weapon looks will be available in sets that we are guaranteed to unlock by completing challenges.
VALORANT will have a similar Ranked system as the League of Legends, but the Silver, Gold, Platinum categories will be replaced by Mercenary, Soldier, Veteran, Hero, Legend, Mythic, Immortal and divisions with the highest VALORANT name. Each rank will have three levels to climb to get higher, with VALORANT alone being the exception, similar to LoL Challenger status. The agent selection process is interestingly based on the “who gets bites” principle, meaning the character can be taken to the match by the player who first selected it and there is no ban yet, given the nine options.
Overtime mechanics are common in FPS games so that the match does not end in a draw and this feature has been taken over by VALORANT. The match ends after 25 rounds depending on how many points the teams have, and at 12/12 Overtime is activated, meaning the team that wins the next round and scores 13 points first wins. Interestingly, each player gets 5,000 of the credits needed to purchase skills and weapons before the last clash.
WEAPONS, PRACTICE AND EVERYTHING ELSE
VALORANT’s weapons are very similar to CS: GO grunts and are basically ability-centered, as the mechanism of lifting to the shoulder, for example, reduces the rate of fire. Depending on that, you’ll have to get used to them, so Riot has also incorporated an official practice mode into the game, where shooting ranges and sticks will also be available. In terms of the mechanics built into the game, there will also be a map here, as well as a ping system, which is interesting that the characters shot can also use to help their peers. Last but not least, The Spike, which replaces the “bomb”, will not return to its default state if its disarming is interrupted halfway, instead it will start from here on the next attempt.
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