With the latest VALORANT update, gamers will be able to tets their skills in an extremely dynamic FFA Deathmatch mode; also, new Agent Killjoy is added to the classic modes, with artifact-based skills.
WARSAW — 4 August 2020 — After its great debut and more records1, Riot Games is entering a new phase with VALORANT, its free-to-play online shooter. Act 2 is now officially on, together with the introduction of the long expected FFA Deathmatch mode and a new agent – Killjoy, who uses deadly technologies and robots in battle.
FFA Deathmatch –
A maximum of 10 players can compete in this new mode, without any special skills or the Spike, and with unlimited cash. You can switch weapons on every respawn, which takes 3 seconds. The mode gives you immunizing spawn protection for 8 seconds (provided that you do not make any move), full health and armor. Also, on every kill, you can use the health pack left by the opponent.
One of the essential parts of the new mode is a minimap, updating to show enemy locations at 5-second intervals. It makes the gameplay even more dynamic, and players must be alert throughout the match. Of course, the new mode will also deliver kill streaks for which you can win special banners.
The winner of every FFA Deathmatch is the first player to reach 30 kills or to have the most kills in the match, which times up at 6 minutes. Players can also quit the server at any time, but then they will not get their XPs for playing.
Who is Killjoy?
A new agent, robot and new technology freak, with four major parts of her kit. The first one is the Alarm Bot, chasing enemies that are present nearby. When the killer robot hits the target, the enemy explodes. The Alarm Bot not only harms enemies but also exposes targets to double injury from all sources. Another one is the Turret, which she can place to shoot enemies within a 180-degree range area. With the turret, Killjoy can defend a selected area by herself, while others cover the locations beyond her vision range.
There are two more, equally interesting skills. Throwing a grenade, Killjoy activates a Nanoswarm – a swarm of destroyer nanobots that can make the enemy really desperate. Another available defense is a cage that traps all enemies within her area for about 8 seconds.
This TRAILER presents Killjoy’s ability.
For more information about VALORANT, go to www.PlayVALORANT.com/pl-pl.
VALORANT is a 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for PCs from Riot Games. The game premiere in most regions of the world is announced for summer 2020. VALORANT is an online precision killer game, with perfectly rendered shooting, diverse arsenal, agents with unique skills, and competitive maps for thousands hours of gameplay.
VALORANT is a free-to-play game, optimized for playability on various PC hardware, so that lots of players will be able to compete. State-of-the-art servers, global infrastructure and the right anti-fraud technology – all these are indicators of Riot Games intention to follow the most essential principles of tactical shooters and to foster the integrity of gameplay competition.
About Riot Games:
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released their debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. They are also expanding the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, TV and other media.
Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.
1 According to SuperData, VALORANT had the best free-to-play debut for PCs: https://www.superdataresearch.com/blog/worldwide-digital-games-market.
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