Valorant was released on June 2, 2020 by Riot Games. The game was developed by Riot Games. Valorant is a multiplayer first person shooter. Riot Games is known from developing League of Legends.
Valorant is a team-based first-person hero shooter set in the near future. Players play as one of a set of agents, characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the game’s world.
People who have played Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be rights at home with Valorant. There are now many other titles in the team v team genre.
In the main 5v5 game mode, players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it. Agents have unique abilities, each requiring charges, as well as a unique ultimate ability that requires charging through kills, deaths, or spike actions. Every player starts each round with a “classic” pistol and one or more “signature ability” charges.
Additional weapons and ability charges can be purchased using an in-game economic system that awards money based on the outcome of the previous round, any kills the player is responsible for, and any actions taken with the spike. The game has an assortment of weapons including secondary guns like sidearms and primary guns like submachine guns, shotguns, machine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles.
The game does not use any commercial stores so players need to signup and get the game from the developer directly.
The game uses a kernel mode DRM which is an immediate security problem. Riot Games stated that the driver does not send any information back to them, and launched a bug bounty program to offer rewards for reports that demonstrate vulnerabilities with the software. Riot games is owned by the Chinese conglomerate TenCent.
|Operating System||Windows 7 x64 or better|
|CPU||Intel i3-4130 or better|
|Memory||2 GB or more|
|Hard Drive Space||25 GB|
|Graphics Hardware||GTX 760 or better|
|Network||Broadband Internet Connection Required|