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Riot's Shooter Officially Announced As Valorant, Alpha Footage Released

Free to play, Summer 2020

By Poorna Shankar on March 02, 2020 | News | 0

Riot’s new competitive shooter is called Valorant and it arrives Summer 2020.

Valorant is a 5v5 competitive shooter boasting, “128-tick servers, at least 30 frames per second on most min-spec computers (even dating back a decade), 60 to 144 FPS on modern gaming rigs, a global spread of datacenters aimed at <35ms for players in major cities around the world, a netcode we’ve been obsessing over for years, and a commitment to anti-cheat from day one.”

Yeah, that’s quite a lot of buzzwords. As far as gameplay, Riot touts guns and a unique set of abilities for everyone. Visually, it’s got that Team Fortress-y, Overwatch-y look. GameInformer has a breakdown of all the heroes of Valorant and their respective abilities. And according to PC Gamer, it will be free to play.

Check out the gameplay video preview below.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.