Valorant Announcement

Posted on at 12:39 AM by Moobeat
Big news for those interested in the previously announced "Project A" - Riot Games has officially reveled their upcoming 5v5 character based first person tactical shooter VALORANT is aiming for a summer 2020 launch in most regions!
Continue reading for more information!

VALORANT's official website is now up including an email news update signup:


Included is a new gameplay preview:

"VALORANT is Riot Games' upcoming 5v5 character-based tactical shooter. This alpha gameplay footage was captured from an internal developer playtest - pardon the video quality, we hope you appreciate the gameplay. If you like what you see (or hear), come play in Summer 2020. 
More info on our website: https://www.PlayVALORANT.com 
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A short Project A to Valorant teaser also went out on the PlayValorant twitter:

A press kit with a slew of new info also went out!
"RIOT GAMES REVEALS FIRST-PERSON TACTICAL SHOOTER: VALORANT™

The Competitive 5v5 Character-Based FPS Video Game for PC Confirmed to Launch in Most Global Regions Summer 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 2, 2020 - Riot Games today revealed their highly anticipated tactical shooter video game, VALORANT, will launch in Summer 2020 in most regions around the world. Known only so far by its codename “Project A,” VALORANT is a free-to-play game of precise skill, high stakes, lethal gameplay, and clutch moments that rewards creative gameplay styles. VALORANT pits two teams of five players against each other to win a round-based, attackers vs defenders, best-of-24-rounds gunfight.

In VALORANT, players choose from a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents from real-world cultures and locations, each bringing a set of unique abilities that complement gunplay through tactical information and strategic support, changing the way players approach a situation. Abilities are designed to create tactical opportunities for players to take the right shot.

“Throughout VALORANT’s development, we wanted to uphold the fundamental values of a competitive tactical shooter: precise shooting, lethal gunplay, and strategic execution,” said the game’s Executive Producer, Anna Donlon. “By adding unique character abilities that complement the game’s gunplay we believe we’re expanding upon the traditional tac shooter experience and bringing something new to the genre - and we hope the launch of VALORANT will be the start of a long-term relationship with tactical FPS fans from around the world.”

Because ensuring high-fidelity gameplay and maintaining competitive integrity matter the most in VALORANT, Riot Games invested in an unprecedented, best-in-class technical back-end to support the game, including: dedicated 128-tick servers for all global players, for free; a custom-built netcode in pursuit of precise hit registration; server authoritative game architecture and proprietary anti-cheat prevention and detection from day one. VALORANT is highly consequential, so players should know for certain that their win or loss is the sole outcome of their own skill and strategy.

For more information about VALORANT, check out www.PlayVALORANT.com.

About VALORANT:

VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC, currently in development at Riot Games. Set to launch around the globe for most regions in Summer 2020, VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.

VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.


About Riot Games:

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League went on to be one of the most-played PC games in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with games including the highly anticipated first-person tactical shooter VALORANT, as well as Legends of RuneterraLeague of Legends: Wild Rift; bringing its popular Teamfight Tactics game mode to mobile platforms; and exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across TV, music, comic books, and more."
Here's a gallery of images, ranging from character concept art, in-game screenshots to a variety of logos:
      

Minimum PC specs for Valorant were also made available:
  • Recommended Specs - 60 frames per second:
    • CPU: Intel i3-4150
    • GPU: Geforce GT 730 
  • High-end Specs - 144+ frames per second:
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
    • GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
  • Minimum Spec - 30 frames per second:
    • CPU: Intel i3-370M
    • GPU: Intel HD 3000 
  • PC hardware recommendations:
    • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • 4GB RAM
    • 1GB of VRAM
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Valorant Socials & Links:

Additional info has also been released to various third party sites, such as gameinformer's Valorant preview having a variety of character screenshots and backgrounds. a hand-on impression from Polygon, and many more.

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