08 Apr 2021 9:10 AM +00:00

What is Valorant? Riot Games' latest shooter explained

Valorant is finally out so you can start playing now!

A mix of a class-based shooter with CS: GO style shooting and objective-focused matches.

Here's what Valorant is.

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What Is Valorant?

Valorant is a first-person shooter with an objective-based focus that revolves around planting and diffusing bombs.

If that sounds familiar, that's because by Riot's own admission they've been heavily inspired by Counter-Strike.

You'll be split between attackers and defenders, protecting or assaulting bomb spots, and while your shooting skill is key to success, you'll also be able to use different character abilities.

With some characters focused on disorientating enemies, others focused on support, and some straight out damage-dealers, there's a lot to learn.