Valorant’s been out for just a few weeks now, however Riot isn’t losing any time in trying towards the longer term. On Monday, the developer released a video update with govt producer Anna Donlon letting followers know what’s on the horizon for the tactical shooter.
While Donlon provided loads of updates on the sport, the most important information was about Riot’s longterm plans for releasing new Agents and maps. According to Donlon, the present plan is to launch a brand new Agent with every Act. Valorant’s Acts are a bit like seasons in different video games, and can final round two months every. This signifies that there must be round six new Agents added to Valorant yearly.
Valorant’s calendar may even be separated into Episodes. Each Episode will final about six months, which is sensible contemplating that there are three Acts per Episode. Episodes will present Riot with an opportunity to make bigger modifications to Valorant, in keeping with Donlon, together with the addition of recent mechanics or extra maps. While Episodes are the place the most important modifications to the sport are prone to are available, Donlon notes that this doesn’t imply there received’t be main iterations and modifications throughout Acts, simply that they’ll possible be much less frequent than the large modifications that can at all times include new Episodes.
In Valorant’s extra instant future, Donlon let followers know that there are just a few quality-of-life modifications on the way in which within the subsequent few patches. These modifications will embody issues like early surrenders, in case a group appears like a victory is completely out of attain, the flexibility to remake video games, in case one thing goes improper like a participant disconnecting for just a few rounds, and even timeouts.
As typical with any recreation updates, particularly with all of Valorant’s devs working from house, these timelines aren’t set in stone. Donlon mentions that if followers assume content material is coming too rapidly or too slowly, Riot’s open to adjusting the tempo.
As one remaining Easter egg, Riot even included a teaser of the brand new Agent that can be coming in Act 2. For now all we obtained is a silhouette, but when the Riot stays on schedule we should always count on to listen to a little bit extra about this Agent quickly, since they need to be set for launch someday in August.
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