Valorant is a free-to-play 5v5 character-based tactical shooter video game developed and published by Riot Games. It was released on June 2, 2020, for Microsoft Windows. The game is a spin-off of the popular MOBA game, League of Legends.
Valorant is a tactical shooter game that puts players in the shoes of an elite agent fighting for one of two factions, the Defenders and the Attacking team. Each match is fought 5v5, with one player on each team being designated as the “Controller”. The Controller has the ability to plant a powerful bomb called the “spike”, which the attacking team must attempt to detonate, while the defending team tries to stop them.
There are a total of 10 different agents to choose from in Valorant, each with their own unique set of skills and abilities. The game is currently in its closed beta phase, which means that not all of the game’s features are available yet. However, even in its current state, Valorant is an extremely fun and addicting game.
One of the most appealing aspects of Valorant is that it is completely free-to-play. There is no pay-to-win element in the game whatsoever. All of the game’s content is available to everyone from the start. This includes all of the agents, all of the maps, and all of the game modes. The only thing that players have to pay for is cosmetics.
Riot Games has also stated that they have no plans to introduce any kind of pay-to-win elements in the future. This is extremely rare for a big budget AAA game. Most games nowadays are filled with microtransactions and pay-to-win elements. It is refreshing to see a big company like Riot Games commit to not following this trend.
Of course, the fact that Valorant is free-to-play does have some downsides. The biggest downside is that the game is supported by ads. These ads show up in-game and can be very intrusive and annoying. However, they are not mandatory and can be turned off in the game’s settings.
The other downside to Valorant being free-to-play is that the game is supported by in-game purchases. These purchases are not necessary to progress or succeed in the game. However, they can make the game much easier and more enjoyable. You can purchase Valorant Points, Valorant Skins and Valorant Hacks.
The in-game purchases in Valorant are purely cosmetic. They have no effect on gameplay whatsoever. The only thing that they do is make the game look nicer. There are a wide variety of cosmetics available for purchase, ranging from gun skins to character skins.
Overall, Valorant is an excellent free-to-play game. It is well-made, addicting, and supported by a large company. The only downsides to the game are the ads and the in-game purchases. However, neither of these things are mandatory, and they can be easily ignored. I would highly recommend Valorant to anyone looking for a new game to play.