Riot Games’ new shooter, VALORANT is coming this Summer 2020

Written by Louis

March 2, 2020

The much talked about new Riot Games IP next to Wild Rift is finally coming.

With the rumors already heating up and with the general anticipation of many, Riot Games’ has finally given us the official word about one of their new IPs, the shooting game title now confirmed to be VALORANT. Previously called “Project A” the name VALORANT surfaced when internet sleuths uncovered online documents pertaining to Riot Games filing a copyright for the name, and as well as newly created twitter pages bearing the name.

Today, Riot Games has officially broken their silence by finally giving the anticipating community something to look forward to as VALORANT is confirmed to be coming to the PC with the global launch set this Summer 2020. As far as the now public gameplay footage is concerned VALORANT’s gameplay seems to be a cross between traditional FPS and Hero Shooters, and leaning towards a more tactical approach to gameplay rather than just simply rushing head on to where the objective is on the map.

The visual game design also feels similar to some well-known shooters and does not seem to share League of Legends aesthetic as what others may have initially thought of. One thing to take note of though is that how the characters and abilities easily stand out from the background, a design choice that has become one of the strong points for Riot Games’ initial IP, League of Legends.

 

Key Features

Built to be competitive from the ground up, VALORANT will have the following key game features as stated by Riot Games:

  • Highly lethal gameplay meaning guns deal significant damage to kill opponents in seconds presumably to help even out the pacing of the game’s supposedly tactical approach.
  • Round-to-round based economy with all characters, or Agents, having access to all available guns.
  • Abilities that are unique to each Agent.
  • Dedicated 128-tick servers.
  • Proprietary Cheat Detection system and a Server-Authoritative game architecture to help further prevent cheating and hacking.

Recommended Hardware Specifications

Looking to accommodate even Low-end gamers, VALORANT’s recommended spec sheet does not require that much even if you’re only gunning for a steady 60 FPS gameplay with the lowest recommended configuration being an Intel Core i3 4150-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 730 processor-GPU combo. If you wanna push your framerates though, upgrading shouldn’t hurt your wallets by that much as 144 FPS gameplay only requires an Intel Core i5-4460 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. As of the moment though, there isn’t anything listed for AMD users in terms of recommended hardware although we could assume that the hardware should share similar levels of performance from what is listed under Intel and NVIDIA.

As first stated VALORANT will be out globally for the PC this coming Summer 2020, and with such a pretty close release date we could expect more news and updates from Riot Games’ themselves very soon.

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