Valorant

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Valorant
Valorant cover
Developers
Riot Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 2, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 80
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Infinite spend, Free-to-grind, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi
Valorant on HowLongToBeat
Valorant on IGDB
Valorant on Wikipedia

General information

Official Discord server

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Windows
Requires a Riot Games account.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-play The game is free-to-play with microtransactions in the form of currency purchases.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Cosmetic skins can be purchased for weapons using Valorant Points or earned as rewards for the purchasable Battle Pass every season.[1]
Currency Valorant Points can be purchased with real money. Radianite Points can be obtained using Valorant Points or from seasonal Battle Pass completion.[1]
Free-to-grind All additional characters can be unlocked through gameplay, with an option to skip the "contract" by purchasing with Valorant Points.[1]
Infinite spend There is no limit to how much currency can be purchased.
Unlock Valorant Points can be used to purchase additional characters.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\VALORANT\Saved\Config

Video[edit]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate value for scoped view sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Voice-over, Video, All Music, Menu & Lobby Music and Agent Select Music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Only music can be toggled to mute when game focus is lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
French
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Thai
Turkish
Traditional Chinese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
10 Versus
128-tickrate servers

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Valorant Support Center[edit]

Official knowledge base covering issues with the game, such as error codes and troubleshooting, and the Vanguard anti-cheat software.
Troubleshoot the issue according to Riot Games Support's Valorant support center[4]


Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Riot Vanguard Vanguard autostarts with Windows. While it can be disabled post-boot, it requires a reboot of the computer before allowing play again.[5]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 3000
1GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 How microtransactions work in VALORANT - last accessed on 2020-09-11
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-04-21
    Tested the game on a 3440x1440 monitor
  3. VALORANT - Supported Games - Mouse Sensitivity Community - last accessed on 2020-08-14
  4. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-14
  5. What is Vanguard? - last accessed on 21.04.2020