Riot Games have at last revealed their highly anticipated tactical shooter video game, VALORANT, previously only known by its codename “Project A”. The game will be launching in Summer 2020. VALORANT boasts precise skill, high stakes, lethal gameplay and clutch moments that will reward creative gameplay styles. VALORANT will see two teams of five players go head to head to win a round-based, attackers vs defenders, best-of-24-rounds gunfight.
A diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents with influences from real world cultures and locations will be available for players to pick and play from. Their unique set of abilities complement gunplay with tactical information and strategic support, changing how players approach a situation. Use your abilities to create opportunities for you to take the shot!
“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.”
Executive Producer, Anna Donlon.
With VALORANT, Riot Games has invested in an unprecedented, best-in-class technical back-end to support the game, to ensure high-fidelity gameplay and maintaining competitive integrity. The back-end includes:
- Dedicated 128-tick servers for all global players, for free
- Custombuilt netcode in pursuit of precise hit registration
- Server authoritative game architecture
- Proprietary anti-cheat prevention and detection from day one
VALORANT is highly consequential, so players should know that the win or loss is the sole outcome of their own skill and strategy. The blurb for the game is as follows:
VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC, currently in development at Riot Games. Set to launch around the globe in Summer 2020, VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.
VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.