Valorant player claims Reyna is a “failure of game design”

Valorant player claims Reyna is a “failure of game design”
Reyna and Neon from Shattered trailer (Image via Riot Games)

A Valorant player recently wrote a detailed post about the Agent, Reyna. Reyna is a Duelist in Valorant and her set of abilities can be considered rather self-centered. This is because Reyna can heal herself, become intangible, throw blinds at a short distance, and her ultimate heals her up and makes her intangible at high speeds. Overall, she's a character that revolves around making solo plays and getting frags.

Or at least, that's how she's often used. The Reddit user IamPastry wrote about how Reyna does not reinforce healthy FPS habits in Valorant calling her "a failure of game design."

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There were many others like this Valorant player who admitted that OP had a good point. The original post argues that the only lesson to be learned by Reyna mains is that their aim was not good enough and that getting a frag would solve their issues. However, this is not always the learning that should be obtained after making a mistake.

Comment byu/IamPastry from discussion inVALORANT

In the meantime, one Valorant player confessed that they absolutely did not like Reyna in the game. They further went on to state that they fully hoped a rework or an adjustment be made to Reyna in order to make her an Agent more fit for the game.

Comment byu/IamPastry from discussion inVALORANT

u/OurPizza did not agree with OP on that one point when they spoke about positioning. They claimed that Reyna certainly teaches interesting positioning skills but it's just a little different than the other agents.

Reyna teaches positioning (Image via Reddit/u/OurPizza)
Reyna teaches positioning (Image via Reddit/u/OurPizza)

u/shayboating believed that Reyna accomplishes exactly what she was built for. And that, according to them, is unparalleled gunpower and fights.

Reyna is a fighting machine (Image via Reddit/u/shayboating)
Reyna is a fighting machine (Image via Reddit/u/shayboating)

Finally, u/czeja pointed out that perhaps her kit is designed to function at a certain level in the game. For instance, you may not see a lot of pro players using Reyna during competitive matches. This is because other Duelists provide greater utility. Hence, the fan implied that Reyna is perhaps meant for lower levels of regular competitive play.

Play and not think (Image via Reddit/u/czeja)
Play and not think (Image via Reddit/u/czeja)

Many others like the OP surprised by upcoming Agent changes

Riot Games has clearly recognized the problematic pattern with the game. Recently, changes for Duelists like Raze, Reyna, and Neon were announced during a recent dev update.

These changes will likely nerf Raze and buff the other two aforementioned Duelists. This could mean that the problems listed by OP may be fixed in the coming time.

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