Riot Games only recently officially introduced its upcoming 5v5 team shooter Valorant to the eagerly awaiting public and is already starting to tease the masses with the game’s characters! The first revealed character goes by the name Phoenix. The video lasts only 20 seconds and demonstrates abilities of the special agent, including a fireball and a wall made out of fire that prevented Phoenix from being flanked by an enemy.
VALORANT: the next competitive 5v5 tactical shooter based on Riot Games characters. This alpha game experience belongs to an internal game test of the developers. We apologize for the quality of the video. We hope you enjoy the images. If you want to see (or hear) more, come play in the summer of 2020!
Valorant pits two teams of five against one another with the action taking place across a number of rounds. Each player takes on the role of either an attacker or a defender that is part of “a diverse cast of hypernatural, battle-ready agents from real-world cultures and locations”. Each one has, of course, his or her own special set of abilities that can be used tactically to each team’s advantage.
Executive Producer Anna Donlon wrote, “Throughout Valorant’s development, we wanted to uphold the fundamental values of a competitive tactical shooter: precise shooting, lethal gunplay, and strategic execution. By adding unique character abilities that complement the game’s gunplay we believe we’re expanding upon the traditional tac shooter experience and bringing something new to the genre – and we hope the launch of Valorant will be the start of a long-term relationship with tactical FPS fans from around the world.”
Check out the official site to learn more about the game.