Valorant is one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020, with FPS players hanging out to get their hands on it. In the meantime we’ve collated answers to a few of the frequently asked questions about Valorant…
Valorant is a team-based, competitive first-person shooter. The game pits two teams of five agents against one another with the goal of either attacking or defending an objective. The game has a fair bit in line with not only other team shooters like Overwatch, but with other first-person shooters like Call of Duty. The game’s characters each have their own special powers, but upgrades and weapons can be purchased during each round.
Valorant is currently in the beta testing phase. The beta is still in closed state, though, and you have to be invited to play. Given that the game is slated for a mid-summer release, it’s very hard to tell if there will actually be an open beta for the game. If your goal is to get into the closed beta, you’ll need to have both a Riot and a Twitch account and plan on spending a fairly significant amount of time watching other people stream Valorant’s beta.
Valorant does not currently have a solid launch date. Given that it went into beta in early April, the phrase ‘mid-summer’ likely means that it won’t be out until at least the middle of July. It’s also unknown how the COVID-19 crisis will end up impacting the game, as several other games that are in development have pushed back their launch dates due to health concerns.
Valorant is being developed internally by Riot, the same studio behind League of Legends. Valorant actually began its life as an in-house production all the way back in 2014, and it was first teased to players under the codename Project A in October of 2019.