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Valorant: Beginner’s Starter Guide and Game Breakdown

The next big Esports game known as Valorant is a fast-paced, tactical 5v5 FPS combined with different and unique character abilities. At first glance, the game combines the gun-play comparable to CS:GO and abilities from Overwatch, making for a new and interesting field to play in. Alike other Esports games to be good at Valorant you need to have quick reactions and insane aim. On top of being cracked, you also need to work well with your team, it’s a good idea to get your pro gamer buddies together and get practising as soon as you can.

There is a lot of hype around this game already peaking at 1,726,074 concurrent viewers on Twitch on April 7th 2020. Many pro gamers are making the switch over to Valorant, maybe its time for you to switch to a new game. Pro teams are already on the rise with Esports teams such as Faze and Cloud9 bringing together the best players. The earlier you get on this game the more experience you will have giving you that advantage.

To get all the information to you that you need we have played and tested the game for you. Altogether this review aims to give you a breakdown of gameplay tips and the system requirements you need to play Valorant. With this in mind, we will keep this blog updated with any new information that comes out.

Game Breakdown

The round starts with a buy period where you have a choice of guns to buy depending on how much money you made from the last round. Secondly, you need to position you and your team in a tactical location ready to defend or attack. One team is defending and one team attacks. The attacking team has to plant a bomb at one of the bomb locations while the defending team has to hold off the location, simple.

Classes, Characters and Maps

To get good at the game you will need to learn the maps designs and the appropriate call-outs so you can notify your team. It was announced on twitter that there will be 4 maps and 12 (currently 10 in beta) agents to choose from, each with their on strategies and abilities.

The agents you choose are categorised in to 4 different classes

  • Duelists are known as the attackers, with quick movement used to do damage.
  • Initiators are used to gather intel and contribute towards pushing as a team.
  • Sentinels are defenders.
  • Controllers offer support and are used as a mid-line player.

Another unique feature that sets this game apart from others is the minimap. You are able to see the view of your player and teammates to check your visibility of what is in front of you and where your blind spots are. Real pros will take advantage of this feature

System requirements

Minimum Requirements

CPU: Intel i3-370M
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 3000

Recommended Requirements

CPU: Core i5-4460
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

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