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Valorant| Game | Shouting | 13th September 2021 | Virtual Wire

 

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Valorant is an online first-person tactical shooter game. It’s free to play the game and is gaining high popularity in recent days. It was first released under the codename project in October 2019 then Riot games (Developers) began a closed beta with limited access on 7th April 2017 and finally the game was officially released on June 2nd 2020. This game was a dream of Riot since 2014. Six years of effort.

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Valorant is a team-based multiplayer shooter game similar to an old famous FPS (First-person shooter) CSGO (Counter Strike Global Offensive). It’s more like a combination of CSGO and Overwatch with specific agent abilities. Each team will have 5 teammates and each player has a set of 16 agents to select from.


It’s a best of 25 rounds which means the first team to win 13 rounds wins where after 12 rounds the team switch sides. There are mainly two sides the attacker side and the defender side.


The attacker’s job is to plant a spike on one of the 2 or 3(in the case of one map) bomb sites which denote after 45 seconds within a time span of 100 seconds, Defender’s job as the name suggests defend the bombsites. A team can win the round either by eliminating the other team or by detonating or defusing the spike (bomb). There are many different modes available in Valorant.



Unrated

This is a normal game as explained before and is usually played by players for either fun, to unlock their competitiveness or to practice new agents etc.




Competitive

This is the most loved and most serious mode of the game very similar to unrated but you get a ranking based on your wins and losses, performance. The ranks go like Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal and finally the highest rank Radiant (The top 500 in a region are placed here).




Spike Rush

This is a smaller and more fun version of the normal game consisting of a best of 6 with random weapons given to the players. This mode is usually used by players for fun or to farm XP needed to unlock new agents, get great gifts etc.



Deathmatch

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Another smaller game of 10 minutes where you can buy any gun of your choice and play no objective 10 random players just fight with their guns. The best mode to practice your game, aim and some key mechanics of VALORANT.


These are some of the more well-known game modes in Valorant. The other game modes include Escalation, Replication, Custom and many more.



Agents

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Agents are the key aspect of Valorant. They are the ones who make the game. Every agent has mainly 4 abilities a signature ability which they get for free at the start of every round recharges during the round after usage, 2 side abilities that need to buy before the round and lastly one ultimate which is the strongest ability of the agent and are game-changers in rounds. This ability needs to be earned by earning ult points either by dying, killing or getting ult orbs scattered across the map.



The agents are mainly divided into 4 categories


Duelist

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This category of agents has abilities that help them take one v one fights easily and create space for the team. These are the entry fraggers who enter first and get their teams to the site.



Initiator

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This category of agents has support abilities that help duelists that more gunfight makes the site take easier. They have support abilities which the duelist can capitalize on but they lack the ability to capitalize on it sometimes so they need the help of their teammates.



Controller

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This category is more of a defensive agent with smokes to block enemy sight and make site takes harder or make defending harder and force the players to play un-favourable angles.



Sentinals

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These are the defensive giants who specialize in defence they have abilities to stop pushes and can make site take very hard. They are supportive agents who support the team on attack always have their backs.


This was a short brief on an ever-evolving new game Valorant.


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