Valorant's new update changes Overtime format, includes draws and win by two options
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Valorant's new update changes Overtime format, includes draws and win by two options

Lloyd Coombes
8 July 2020

Because competitive players absolutely love it when no one wins.

Valorant is still one of the hottest games on the planet, and its competitive playlist is home to some sweaty, tense battles.

With a new change to the version 1.03 patch notes, there's a big change coming to the game's Overtime setup.

Valorant: Big changes to Overtime

As per Riot's updated patch notes, “Competitive matches have a new win-by-two overtime format with automated votes on whether the game should continue or end in a draw."

“Teams will alternate playing rounds on attack and defense until a team claims victory by being up by 2 rounds".

If you're worried about hoarding your credits just in case you have to play multiple extra rounds, don't panic - each team will get 5000 credits per round.

The vote for a draw will require six out of ten players, followed by fewer players as the rounds progress. Also, don't feel bad for voting to end a game as a draw - Riot promises fans that they won't lose any ranks for doing so.

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