Riot Games announced back in 2019 a new team-based shooter that they claim will take on the likes of CS: GO. At the time, it was simply called “Project A” but the League of Legends developer has officially named the game “Valorant” and it is arriving soon.

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Valorant will be a free-to-play game where two teams of five players will fight each other to the death. While it sounds like every other shooter on the market, Valorant will see one team defend and the other attack as players choose from a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents to control in the game.

“In Valorant, players choose from a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents from real-world cultures and locations, each bringing a set of unique abilities that complement gunplay through tactical information and strategic support, changing the way players approach a situation,” Riot Games explains. “Abilities are designed to create tactical opportunities for players to take the right shot.”

These hypernatural beings will add a new layer of tactic to the traditional team-based combat seen in games like CS: GO. Each agent is unique and boasts a range of abilities. Pheonix ignites the battlefield with fire and can throw fireballs while Viper coats the battlefield in toxins that can crippler her opponents.

Riot Games released a full gameplay preview of the upcoming shooter Valorant with a detailed explanation on each agent. Take a look at it down below. Visit the official site for more information about the game

Riot Games has been known for its MOBA game League of Legends but the studio is now branching out to new projects. One of these being the 5v5 team-based shooter Valorant and the other a digital card game Runeterra. Riot is also working on a fighting game which is out of the ordinary for the studio.

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