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Valorant Ascent map callouts and tips

Learn the callouts that everyone should know on Valorant's latest map

Valorant Reyna guide - 20 tips on how to pop off as Reyna

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4 months ago

Riot looking for “long-term solutions” after devs report sexist harassment in Valorant

A tough stance on cheaters, bots and key-resellers. In-depth training modes. For a traditionally inaccessible genre, Valorant seems to be trying its hardest to be as welcoming as possible - and now, that means making sure people can play nice on their battlefields. After one of their own was hit with sexual harassment, Riot have promised to find a lasting solution against bad actors in…

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Riot trust Valorant’s anti-cheat so much, they’ll pay big bucks for exposing flaws

For Valorant, Riot's new Counter-Strike-with-Superpowers FPS, regular anti-cheat was never gonna cut it. From the beginning, they've been flaunting the shooter's technical guts - 128-tick servers, flawless ping, and an anti-cheat system that makes it "impossible for a player to cheat in game-defying ways". But that level of protection comes with a level of access that's raised a fair few concerns. In an attempt to…

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All Valorant streamers can now give you access to the closed beta

Riot have changed up the beta key dropping process for their upcoming tactical shooter, Valorant, making it so anyone who streams the game on Twitch can enable drops for their viewers. For those of you still trying to get access to the coveted closed beta, it basically means you don't have to watch the same handful of official streams to get one.This doesn't increase the…

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Ranked play may hit Valorant’s closed beta “in a couple weeks”

Look, Valorant might be fun and aw, but what's the point if you can't make the numbers go higher? Right now, folk are just cycling in and out of wizard gunfights, learning the game and having fun, without the very important business of pushing an arbitrary rank higher and higher. Disgusting. From the sounds of it, though, that may change sooner than expected, with a…

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Riot are already banning cheaters in Valorant’s beta

There's always going to be a cheater where competition's involved, so it's no surprise that Riot's new CS:GO-like shooter Valorant has already seen a few. Just getting into the beta seems to be a competitive sport, let alone actually performing in-game once you're there. Riot say they've banned their first cheater from Valorant's beta and are anticipating more bans to come.

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Valorant key-sellers and bots get the boot to free up beta slots

No, the buying round hasn't started yet. Riot's new Counter-Strike-with-superpowers shooter Valorant kicked off its closed beta yesterday and, suffice to say, a few people wanted in. A couple dozen, really. Few thousand, tops. Million? Oh. But even as they work out the kinks in doling out beta keys, Riot have warned against taking shortcuts, booting key resellers from the beta to make room for…

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Riot’s new game Valorant is already breaking Fortnite’s records

There are currently 1.7 million people watching Valorant on Twitch, which means it's matched the game streaming platform's all-time record for the number of people watching a single game at the same time. That's not bad when you consider the previous record holder was Fortnite, a global phenomenon, and Valorant has only just entered closed beta. Maybe people are watching because they're excited for a…

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5 months ago

Valorant’s first hero spotlight shows off flame-spitting Phoenix

Riot's new tactical FPS, Valorant, has already shown that it can deliver some tense gunshoots. But what about the faces behind the iron sights? A hero shooter's gotta have heroes that inspire, both in their loadouts and their charming, fanfic-ready personalities. Today, Riot gave us a brief look at Phoenix - a hot-headed English lad whose firey arsenal is more about control than simple, thoughtless…

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Riot Games reveal Valorant, their multiplayer tactical FPS

Riot Games, the gang behind League Of Legends, today gave the big reveal-o to their mysterious multiplayer shooter formerly known as Project A - their one upcoming game not based on League. Valorant is its name, and 'Counter-Strike meets Overwatch' is its game. A reductive comparison, sure, but an unavoidable one after Riot released a gameplay video showing one full round. Valorant will launch free-to-play…

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