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Valorant launches on June 2

Riot Games announced today that its team shooter Valuing will have its official launch for PC on June 2.

The free game has been in beta since April 7 and has already become a hit with many streamers, influencers and professional players. This test period will end on March 28. Once this happens, Riot will reset the player accounts and fix the new content. Rolling back players’ progress from a beta version is common for competitive games like this, as it will put everyone on a level playing field when Valorant launches.

For years, Riot has focused on one game, MOBA League of Legends. While this free-to-play title has been a huge success, Riot has started to diversify his library in recent years, including with the auto battler Teamfight tactics and the digital card game Legends of Runeterra.

Valorant will be the studio’s most ambitious project after League of Legends to date. Unlike Teamfight Tactics or Legends of Runeterra, Valorant has no history or global connection to the world of League of Legends.

The game is similar to Valve’s Counter-Strike series. One team tries to drop a bomb (or a spike, as it is called at Valorant) while the other must stop them or defuse the bomb if it is laid. Players earn money after each round based on things like how many kills they have and whether their team has won or lost, and they can use that money to buy things like armor and weapons. fire.

Unlike Counter-Strike, Valorant is based on heroes, similar to games like Riot’s League of Legends or (if you want another shooting example) Blizzard Overwatch. Each hero has access to a unique set of abilities. For example, one character can create walls, another can blind the enemy team with a flash bang, and another can create clouds of smoke on the map. But in the end, success still largely depends on your ability to aim and shoot.

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