Riot Games Introduces Valorant as its New First-person Shooter Game

Previously known as Project A, Riot’s Valorant is revealed to be a 5v5 competitive, character-based first-person shooter game.

It is only designed for launch on PC, but the game may soon find its ways to other consoles.

Riot Games is the developer behind titular games such as League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra.

Devs designed Valorant to blend similar characteristics from Overwatch and Counter-Strike when it comes to gameplay. Two teams of 5 players battle to win a round-based, best of 24 rounds gunfight.

If you’re a fan of competitive FPS games, Valorant combines precision, high stakes, and clutch moments in every match.

It also features a variety of guns to choose from, characters with unique skills, and competitively-designed maps.


If you want to try Valorant upon its official release, the good news is the game is free-to-play like other Riot games.

Full details haven’t been revealed yet. But considering the game is on its early stages of development, Valorant may have microtransactions in form of exclusive weapon skins (but with no additional advantage in-game).

PC platform

At the moment, Valorant is designed to be released only on PC. The game may find its way to other consoles and even mobile players – given some time.

There have been discussions about Riot’s other games coming over to mobile and consoles. It has taken some time now, but players continue to wait for any official updates.

If Valorant proves to be a success, Riot may push for a console or mobile version.

128-tick servers

Valorant has dedicated 128-tick servers unlike other leading FPS games on PC. Having a high tickrate is important for tournament servers, LAN parties, and more.

Thanks to its 128-tick servers, Valorant will have a more consistent and competitive gameplay. Fans may enjoy seamless accuracy, peakers advantage, and bullet registration while in-game.

System requirements

In theory, having the following PC specs will allow global players to play Valorant without any issue:

  • Recommended Specs – 60 frames per second
  • GPU: Geforce GT 730
  • CPU: Intel i3-4150
  • Minimum Specs – 30 frames per second
  • GPU: Intel HD 3000
  • CPU: Intel i3-370M
  • PC hardware recommendations:
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1GB of VRAM

Release date

The official release date of the game hasn’t been revealed yet. However, many fans anticipate that the game may come sometime in the summer of this year.

The beta testing phase could be made available to play soon, though. Players may have to keep an eye out for any update in the next few months.

There hasn’t been a lot of details about the game yet, but it seems like the game is gathering initial hype across social media platforms for its upcoming release!

Check out the game’s official website here.


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