After being in a closed beta for a long time, Valorant has officially launched it’s first version i.e 1.0 in the Asia Pacific region. It is set to be launched globally after a certain amount of time. This free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game was developed by Riot Game. It has already created quite a remarkable fame on the Internet before the launch.
Introduction to Valorant
In October 2019, the game was announced as codename Project A and people were already hyped for it. On April 7th, 2020 before the release of the game, it was available in a closed beta version (EU and NA regions). Valorant worked with many Twitch streamers/influencers in these times to promote the game and surprisingly it worked. It is a 5v5 tactical game with game style and sense like a CS:GO with different superpowers of each agent.
While it was on the closed beta many big streamers like Shroud, OnScreen, and many more live-streamed the game on Twitch. On the closed beta release month, April, it had half a million views on Twitch even double of Fortnite, CS:GO, League of Legends, and many more popular games. It broke the records of most of the games on its first day with 1.7M concurrent watching which was more than the Fortnite World Cup (1.69M). Valorant also holds the record for the most hours watched of a specific game on Twitch, with 34 million in a single day.
Most of the players find this game even more immersive than Counter Strike Global Offensive as we can use various tactics with different agents.
How to get Valorant?
While Valorant was in closed beta the only available option to get it was from Twitch drops. Basically, you had to do the following things to get a key:
- Connect your Riot Account with Twitch
- Connect a VPN into NA/EU regions (if you reside outside NA and EU regions)
- Watch a specific Twitch Streamer where the drop was enabled.
Some people get the key just by watching for a small amount of time whereas some people get after a long time. But it’s not the same now because the full version of the game was recently released. So now you can directly go to the Valorant site and download it for yourself and play. This game is only available for PC to play so console players cannot play the game currently.
Features and Updates:
The characters you choose while playing is known as agents. There are currently 11 of the agents in Valorant with a special ability of each. The agents are:
- Reyna (New addition)
Talking about the updates, Valorant has added/reconstructed some elements in the games. Some of the major updates on this game are:
- Agent Updates (Reyna added and various changes to existing agents)
- Sound Visualization (Audio Attenuation)
- Map Updates (Ascent added to the global launch)
(Restructured mid chokepoint in the Split map)
- Competitive Mode (It is not enabled in the new launch)
- Performance Update (You could get more fps than usual in every specs PC)
- HUD and UI
You can have a look on the updates more detailly here.
While our team tested Valorant for the first time they were already engaged in the game in a short time. While entering into the game for the first time, Valorant teaches us the tutorials to play the game. Although the spray pattern of Valorant and CS:GO are different, the gameplay style is the same but with different characters, powers, and strategy. We also recommend you to try this game for once if you are a PC player. And let’s hope it will be soon available to console devices too.