Valorant, previously known as ‘Project-A’ and announced by Riot Games in October 2019, first came out in Beta version and then officially released on 2 June, 2020. Since then, it has gained a huge amount of popularity.
What is Valorant?
Valorant is a FPS or First Person Shooter Game which is kind of similar to a combination CSGO and Overwatch. It is a 5 vs 5 multiplayer game in which one team has to defend first and second team has to attack and plant a bomb (known as spike) and then the roles change after a few rounds. If the attacking team successfully plants the spike and it detonates then they win. The other condition to win is by eliminating the opposing team.
Characters / Agents of Valorant
There are currently 5 Characters in Valorant: Viper, Breach, Cypher, Sage, Phoenix, Raze, Reyna, Brimstone, Omen, Sova and Jett. You will be able to choose your character in the starting of the match. You won’t be able to choose different characters in different rounds.
Each character has its own 4 unique abilities, one of them being their Ultimate ability known as ‘Ult”. You will always get one ability free by default in each round and the other two will have to be bought by the points earned during the previous rounds and the Ult or Ultimate ability will be charged by getting kills, planting the spike and defusing the spike.
She is a duelist and her ultimate ability is knives. Her other abilities include smoke, high jumps and short sprint like ability. She can also descend slowly while in air, you just have to press and hold space bar.
His abilities include aftershock, flash point, fault line and rolling thunder. His flash points are amazingly good to blind enemies.
Brimstone is a tactical player. His special ability is nukes known as ‘Orbital Strike’. His other abilities include Sky Smokes, Incendiary Grenade or ‘Molly’, and Stem Beacon which increases the combat abilities of Team players standing nearby.
Cypher is one of the hardest characters to play but a must. He is good for providing intel with his trip wires and camera. His other abilities include Cyber Cage and Neural Theft.
Omen is one of the best characters if you want to push or flank. His special ability is to spawn or teleport anywhere on the map. His other abilities include shadows, flashing (Paranoia) and short-distance Teleportation.
He is another duelist character in Valorant. His abilities include Blaze ( Fire Wall ), Hot Hands (fire on the ground), Curve Ball (Flash) and his special ability is called ‘Run it Back’ in which he can project his holographic-self which is able to move, shoot and use other abilities as his normal-self would do. If his holographic-self dies then he will be back to his normal self to the location where he activated his Special Ability.
Her mostly used ability is Flashing her enemies which leaves them with near-nearsightedness for a while. Her other abilities including her special ability can only be activated by getting kills. Her other abilities enable her to heal herself, go invisible and her special ability highlights enemies which makes it easier for her teammates and her to spot enemies. She is also a duelist.
Sage is healer and again one of the most used characters in this game. Her abilities include healing her teammates and herself (which charges every 45 seconds, making a solid wall which can be broken down, and a slow orb which renders her enemies to walk slowly and her special ability enables her to Resurrect her teammates after they’ve died. How crazy is that?
Sova is another character capable of providing intel. He is an Archer who uses his bouncing arrows to locate enemies. He also uses a flying drone or camera which can be used to spot enemies and mark them. His third ability is Shock Bolt and Special Ability is called Hunter’s Fury.
Viper is a Human-Scientist. Her abilities include Snake Poison, Toxic Screen which is very helpful to unable enemies from looking on the other side of it, ‘Poison Cloud’ which which acts as a shadow cloud and her special ability is called Viper’s Pit which is a huge cloud covering half of the planting site while simultaneously reducing the overall health of her enemies.
Raze is the last in the list of Duelist Characters. Her abilities include Exploding Robot, Custer Grenade or Bomb, Remote Controlled Bomb which enables her to jump high in air or flank faster and her special ability provides her with a Rocket Launcher.
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Maps in Valorant
There are 4 different Maps in Valorant namely: Bind, Split, Ascend and Haven. All these maps are smaller as compared to CSGO and both games have different mechanics. So, it’s not fair to compare the two of them.
This map has only two bomb-planting sites and no middle. Team to get a hold of one side has the most chances to win. Also, this is the only map in Valorant to have 2 One-Way Teleporters.
This map has one middle, two havens or higher grounds and the Only map to have two rope-ascends making it playable in many different ways.
According to the supposedly story of Valorant, this Map or place ‘Floats in the Air’. This map has one mid and two sites. Each site has 3 ways to enter but one way can be shut by Doors. These doors once closed have to be destroyed if you want to open that way making it the Only Map in Valorant to have two Barrier Doors.
This is the Largest map in Valorant and the only Map to have not just 2 but 3 Bomb-Planting Sites.
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To get the idea of this game, how to play Valorant and how to use different agents and their abilities in Valorant. You can always watch different tutorials on youtube and read about them and learn it yourself by playing this game.
But just to understand quickly, here is a short video by a Small Indian Streamer known as Cranberry Juuce.
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Arsenal / Weapons in Valorant
We are not going to discuss much about Weapons in Valorant in this article (we want to save this topic for the next article).
So, we are going to list them here categorically.
We hope this article was enough to give you the basic idea of Valorant including all the eleven Agents of Valorant, four Maps of Valorant and seven categories of Weapons in Valorant.
In next article of Three Bloggers in Gaming Category, we will discuss in details about the weapons of Valorant and their prices and uses. Also, how to use different Agents of Valorant and their Abilities and Tips and Tracks of each Character separately.
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Discussed in This Article :
- Agents of Valorant and Their Abilities.
- Four Different Maps of Valorant and their individuality.
- Arsenal / Weapons of Valorant
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