Valorant, the hardcore free-to-play FPS from Riot, is due to release this Summer

Valorant, the hardcare free-to-play FPS from Riot, is due to release this Summer

Valorant, the hardcore free-to-play FPS from Riot, is due to release this Summer

Roit’s almost ready to release its next competitive free-to-play title, a 5 vs 5 character shooter which will feature 128-tick servers and a cast of unique characters. 

Valorant was formerly known as “Project A” and is due to release in Summer 2020, offering high-speed gameplay that’s designed to run at 144FPS on modern PC hardware. Furthermore, the game’s netcode and server distribution are designed to ensure that sub-35ms ping times are available in “major cities around the world”.  

Gameplay-wise, Valorant is a mix of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, offering players 5v5 bomb matches that can last up to 24 rounds. Gunplay will be the focus on Valorant, with character abilities taking a back seat. Ultimate abilities will be powerful, but some of them will take several rounds to recharge.

Riot has also promised to offer PC gamers a robust anti-cheat system on day-1, which will help keep the game skill-based and cheat-free. You can watch gameplay for Valorant in the embedded gameplay preview below.  

 

    VALORANT is Riot Games’ upcoming 5v5 character-based tactical shooter. This alpha gameplay footage was captured from an internal developer playtest – pardon the video quality, we hope you appreciate the gameplay. If you like what you see (or hear), come play in Summer 2020.  

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