Valorant is a free-to-play first-person shooter game developed and published by Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends, Tales of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics. The game was published for Windows platform.
Much like CS: GO, Valorants base gameplay revolves around the Search and Destroy formula where matches are 25 rounds long, with each round lasting 100 seconds.
The team who reaches 13 wins first with a two-round lead wins, otherwise, a 12-12 score will lead to overtime.
Each round will allow players 30 seconds to buy weapons and defensive gear for that round, however, unlike CS: GO the twist in Valorant is that it comes with Agents. And instead of investing in utilities like Smoke grenades and Molotovs, players will need to purchase Agent abilities.
Rounds in Valorant are won when one team wipes out the other before the clocks run down, or if the attackers secure a successful plant and a blast out of the Spike, or if the defenders can protect the plant sites long enough for the timer to run out, or defuse the Spike post-plant.
Agents in Valorant
Brimstone - Controller
Jett - Duelist
Phoenix - Duelist
Sage - Sentinel
Omen - Controller
Breach - Initiator
Raze - Duelist
Cypher - Sentinel
Sova - Initiator
Viper - Controller
Reyna - Duelist
Killjoy - Sentinel
Skye - Initiator
Yoru - Duelist
More Agents will be added to the list as the Valorant Acts and Episodes progress.
Much like with Agents, Riot will be looking to expand the total number of maps in the game as well.
Valorant Game Modes
Valorant has 5 game modes at the moment:
Unrated: Standard Search and Destroy matchmaking.
Competitive: Ranked Search and Destroy matchmaking
Spike Rush: Fun mode which generates random power orbs and assigns random guns each round.
Deathmatch: A free for all mode with a kill and time limit.
Snowball Fight: Temporary game mode based on the holiday season. Guns are replaced by snow shooters.