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League of Legends maker Riot Games wanted to bring a whole new experience to fans in the form of Valorant, which is essentially a free-to-play multiplayer FPS video game. It will officially be released for Microsoft Windows in the summer of 2020, but a closed beta has just started. Currently, space is limited to players in Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia and CIS countries, with plans to roll out to more regions in the near future.
Gameplay consists of two teams of five players that are pit against each other. Each player assumes the role of an “agent” with unique abilities and use an economy system to purchase abilities as well as upgrade their weapons. In the main game mode, the attacking team has a Spike bomb that needs to be planted on a site. If the attacking team successfully protects and detonates it, they earn a point. However, should the defending team successfully defuse the bomb, or the 100-second round timer runs out, they get a point. The first team to win the best of 25 rounds takes home the prize. More information here.
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