Let’s Roll Some People In Valorant

Let’s Roll Some People In Valorant

So Valorant is finally out everywhere — Australia included — this week. And if you haven’t given it a go, or you’d just like to see how bad (or good!) we might be, now’s your time to find out.

Leah and I will be teaming up again for our weekly livestream. After hitting up some indies and free-to-play classics last week, this time we’re gravitating to one of the biggest free-to-play games right now: Riot’s Valorant. We’ll do some regular games and matches of the shorter-form Spike Rush, and with any luck, we’ll actually get to see all of the maps.

Valorant's Spike Rush Reminds Me Of The Early Counter-Strike Days

When Valorant was in beta, the community kept asking for one thing: some kind of deathmatch, or free-for-all mode so players could practice aim and warm-up against other humans. Instead, Riot released Spike Rush for Valorant's launch, a shortened format of the 5v5 competitive shooter that feels like the earliest days of Counter-Strike pub servers.

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I’ve been playing a bit of Valorant through the beta, whereas it’ll be new for Leah, so we should end up in some interesting matches. I had one game last night where one person on the enemy team left, the game still went the distance, and I somehow ended up with 52 kills. It’s that weird spot where everyone is learning in real time, and there’s just this happy chaos while everyone works out how to play.

Don’t forget there’s our community Discord server as well, where you can ask us questions at any time and just hang out with other chill folk. All the details for that are below.

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