Riot Games has announced that their upcoming shooter title, previously titled, Project A, has been announced and is now titled, Valorant.
Valorant is a free-to-play 5v5 character based shooter in a round-based, attackers vs. defenders, best-of-24-round gunfight. Players choose from a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents from realworld cultures and locations, each bringing a set of unique abilities that complement gunplay through tactical information and strategic support, changing the way players approach a situation.
Throughout Valorant’s development, we wanted to uphold the fundamental values of a competitive tactical shooter: precise shooting, lethal gunplay, and strategic execution, by adding unique character abilities that complement the game’s gunplay we believe we’re expanding upon the traditional tac shooter experience and bringing something new to the genre – and we hope the launch of Valorant will be the start of a long-term relationship with tactical FPS fans from around the world.
Said the game’s Executive Producer, Anna Donlon.
Because ensuring high-fidelity gameplay and maintaining competitive integrity matter the most in Valorant, Riot Games invested in an unprecedented, best-in-class technical back-end to support the game, including: dedicated 128-tick servers for all global players, for free; a custombuilt netcode in pursuit of precise hit registration; server authoritative game architecture and proprietary anti-cheat prevention and detection from day one. Valorant is highly consequential, so players should know for certain that their win or loss is the sole outcome of their own skill and strategy.
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