Valorant is coming to smartphones
Valorant is the game that became popular very fast and is currently available exclusively on the pc.But, makers of League of Legends, on Wednesday announced that a new version of its tactical first-person shooter Valorant is coming to mobile platforms.
VALORANT is a free to play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games, for Microsoft Windows.First teased under the codename Project A in October 2019,the game began a closed beta period with limited access on April 7, 2020,followed by an official release on june 2,2020.The development of the game started in 2014….
- It rewards players with good reflexes and aims.
- One of our top goals this first year wass to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community.
- Everything about Valorant is designed with competition in mind.IN the version we saw,there was a Casual mode and a Ranked mode,but either way,the game ia all about competition.
Valorant is a team based first person hero shooter set in the near future.Players play as one of a set of agents,characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the world.In the main game mode,players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it.Agents have unique abilities,each requiring charges,as well as a unique ultimate ability that requires charging through kills,deaths,or spike actions.Every player starts each round with a “classic” pistol and in one or more “signature ability” charges. Other weapons and ability charges can be purchased using an in game economic system that awards money based on the outcome of the previous round,any kills the player is responsible for,and any actions taken with the spike.The game has an assortments of weapons including secondary guns like sidearms and primary guns like submachine guns,shotguns,machine guns,assault rifles and sniper rifles.There are automatic weapons that each have a unique shooting pattern that has to be controlled by the player to be able to shoot accurately.Different agents allow players to find more ways to plant the spike and style on enemies with scrappers,strategists, adn hunters of every description .It currently offers 15 agent to choose from they are Brimestom,Phonex,saga,viper,cypher Reyna,breach.
In the Spike Rush mode, the match is played as best of 7 rounds-the first team to win 4 rounds wins the match.Players begin the round with all abilities fully charged except their ultimate,which charges twice as fast as in standard games.All players on the attacking team carry a spike may be activated per round.Guns are randomized in every round and every player begins with the same gun.
In the standard non-ranked mode,the match is played as best of 25-the first team to win 13 rounds wins the match.The attacking team has a bomb-type device called the spike.They must deliver and activate the spike on one of the multiple specified locations.If the attacking team successfully protects the activated spike for 45 seconds it detonates,destroying everything in a specific area,and they receive a point.
Competitive matches are the same as unranked matches with the addition of a win-based ranking system which assigns a rank to each player after 5 games are played. Before you can play in competitive games, you will need to win 10 unrated matches beforehand.In July 2020, Riot introduced a “win by two” condition for competitive matches, where instead of playing a single sudden death round at 12-12, teams will alternate playing rounds on attack and defense in overtime until a team claims victory by securing a two-match lead. Each overtime round gives players the same amount of money to purchase guns and abilities, as well as approximately half of their ultimate ability charge. After each group of two rounds, players may vote to end the game in a draw, requiring 6 players after the first set, 3 after the second, and thereafter only 1 player to agree to a draw. The competitive ranking system ranges from iron to radiant. Every rank but immortal and radiant has 3 tiers.
The Deathmatch mode was introduced on August 5, 2020.14 players enter a 9-minute free-for-all match and the first person to reach 40 kills or the player who has the most kills when time is up wins the match. Players spawn in with a random agent, and all abilities are disabled during the match which indulges pure gunplay. Green health packs drop on every kill, which set the player at maximum health, armor, and ammunition, unless the player is using a machine gun, which only gives the player an additional 30 bullets.
There are a large variety of playable agents available in the game. Each agent has a different class which indicates how the agent is usually played. Duelists are the offensive line, which specializes in attacking and entry fragging for the team. Duelists include Jett, Phoenix, Reyna, Raze, and Yoru. Sentinels are the defensive line, which specializes in locking down sites and protecting teammates from enemies. Sentinels include Sage, Cypher, and Killjoy. Next are initiators who plan out the offensive pushes. Initiators specialize in breaking through defensive enemy positions. Initiators include Skye, Sova, and Breach. The last class are the Controllers, who specialize in setting their team up for success. They use their heavy utility to control sightlines on the map. Controllers include Viper, Brimstone, Omen and Astra.
Riot chose to develop Valorant using Unreal engine, which the development team said would allow it to focus on gameplay and optimizations rather than spending time on core systems.To meet the goal of a lower performance barrier so more people could play Valorant, the team set notably low minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the game. To reach 30 frames per second on these small requirements, the game’s engineering team, led by Marcus Reid, who previously worked on Gears of war, had to make several modifications to the engine.
These modifications included editing the renderer using the engine’s mobile rendering path as base, or reworking the game’s lighting systems to fit the static lighting that tactical shooters often require, as to not interfere with gameplay.Unreal’s modern underpinnings also helped to solve many of the issues that Riot set out to solve from other games in the genre, and additional modifications helped to meet the game’s other goal of creating a suitable competitive environment, including optimizing server performance by disabling character animations in non-combat situations and removing unnecessary evaluations in the hit registration process.During development, Riot Games made promises to work towards a ping of less than 35 milliseconds for at least 70% of the game’s players. To accomplish this, Riot promised servers in or near most major cities in the world, as well as working with internet speed to set up dedicated conditions to those servers. Due to the increase in internet traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, Riot has had trouble optimizing connections and ping to their promised levels.
My conclusion on valorant
The whole game seems to be revolving around the radianite material and the kingdom company.
All the maps are based on kingdom facilities except for ascent, and the attacking team has to plant a bomb to destroy the place. This could mean that there is a ‘war’ between the kingdom and the people against it. If you look around, the kingdom facilities seem to work with the material radianite, and developing weapons such as the spike, which is branded with the k, or maybe the agents with special power.