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Valorant: Riot Games add Left-hand view mode in Patch v1.11

Image Credits - Sportskeeda
Image Credits - Sportskeeda
Dipanjan Dey
Modified 27 Oct 2020, 23:12 IST

Valorant Patch 1.11 is officially out now, with a bunch of new changes being made to the game. The Riot Games sponsored First Strike Tournament is also underway. The new Agent - Skye, officially enters Valorant today too. After the successful launch of the new map Icebox, players are looking forward to experiencing these recent alterations. 

Now, Riot Games have finally added the left-handed view mode in Valorant. In a previous Q&A session, the community had asked whether the left-handed view mode was a possibility. The Valorant developers responded by assuring the community that this would be happening in the future.

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Riot Games finally adds Left-handed view mode in Valorant 

Here's what Riot Games had to say on the matter:

"We know that this is something that a lot of players have been asking for, and we've been doing some exploration into this. We're currently in the process of validating how this would work from not just a technical side but from a competitive and artistic front as well. While this may seem like a small technical challenge, we want to make sure this is done right for players."
"The second aspect we need to consider is how this might impact the competitive integrity of the game. We want to ensure that there are no advantages or disadvantages to playing with a left-handed view model and that we maintain a fair, competitive playing field. We want to make sure that the left-hand view isn't the new meta or that players with this preference aren't nerfed."

Along with the news of the new Agent came a few buffs and nerfs for others. While most of these changes were discussed before by the developers, it is essential to understand how the meta could change after this patch. 

Riot Games also said,

"All of our Sentitenals and Initiators are getting role and abilities-specific tuning, with the start of First Strike in mind." 

Nevertheless, with these inclusions in Valorant, the game is about to become much more competitive. Riot Games, through their quality of life changes section, also said,  

"Left-handed view model is now available for players. Players can swap their first-person view-model to lefthanded by going to the settings menu and swapping their view model to “Left-Handed. Changing this will also show all other players as left-handed when spectating."

For players that have recently joined the FPS genre, this might be a minute change. However, for those who have played FPS titles like CS:GO before, the left-handed view can be instinctively different. Numerous players took to Twitter to express their opinions about Riot Games' latest Valorant patch.

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Published 27 Oct 2020, 23:12 IST
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