has officially launched in North America, and Riot's new
competitive first-person shooter is now available in most other territories as
well. Word is: "VALORANT is your global competitive stage. It’s a 5v5 tac-shooter
matchup to plant or defuse the Spike in a one-life-per-round, first to 13
series. More than guns and bullets, you’ll choose an Agent armed with adaptive,
swift, and lethal abilities that create opportunities to let your gunplay
shine." You can pick up this free-to-play game on the
. Here's the
Official Launch Gameplay
and here's the
Official Launch Cinematic Trailer
. The version
1.0 Patch Notes
outline what's changed since the beta, including the launch
of a new map called Ascent, a new agent named Reyna, and a new beta game mode
called Spike Rush. Here's the intro:
you’re reading this, it’s too late—VALORANT is launching.
What’s new? Reyna is the latest Agent to join VALORANT—straight from the heart
of Mexico. Ascent, an open playground for small wars of position and attrition,
enters the map pool. Spike Rush (beta) also arrives to deliver a fresh and more
hectic flavor of VALORANT.
Sage, Omen, Phoenix, Raze and Jett all received a decent share of buffs and
nerfs respectively to get them ready for launch. This patch also targeted the
framerate drops some of you were getting during combat. The devil’s in the
details, but know that getting performance where we want for all players is an
ongoing process we hope to nail down in the next few patches.
Improvements to hit registration, and a rework of Split’s mid chokepoint joins
the healthy list of fixes and updates below.
Good game, mad patch