Riot seems to have the formula down for team-based battlers, but they haven’t always hit their shots right off the bat.
Riot seems to have the formula down for team-based battlers, but they haven’t always hit their shots right off the bat. Today, we’re looking at a few key ways that the Valorant creator has learned from and improved on those key things to greatly improve the Valorant team, player and competitive experience.
If you’re lagging, your FPS is dropping, or if your obvious skill-shot/headshot didn’t hit then you’re in for a world of tilt. And if you’ve ever played League of Legends, I’m sure you can relate to other players suffering: Cheaters, leavers, servers and balancing issues. And despite Riot’s incessant efforts to “fix” the game to appease the players, the countless patches sometimes only made things worse.
There’s no point in trying to fix the gameplay if we can’t even play the game in the first place.
As feedback is a gift, the company has learned many valuable lessons throughout the years. This is demonstrated in the optimization of Riot Games’ team-based tactical shooter: Valorant.
Valorant’s powerful anti-cheat system, with the game’s outstanding deployment, insures a smooth experience.
To make sure the game itself never gets in the way of players, and lag free gaming session, Riot bolsters:
“It’s all about Competitive Integrity.” For each defeat and issue that happens during a match, Rioters are making sure that players feel responsible. No cheater on the enemy team, a peeker’s advantage, or an enemy agent being “broken.”
With Valorant, if your losses are yours, then your victories will be as well.
Riot’s implemented systems succeeded in more than halving the AFK rates in 2021. This was achieved by focusing on making the detection process heavily scalable.
That and making sure that the sanctions for AFKing are fair and forgiving by creating an “AFK Rating”. The system studies each account’s AFK behavior and punishes them accordingly.
Be it a losing game, or a fall out of favor with the audience, comebacks can be powerful. After all, it’s not missteps or failed attempts that define success, but learning from them. More importantly, using the lessons to cross the finish line.
Riot Games has a long way to go, but Valorant is a huge step in the right direction. As such, Riot Games made up for League of Legends’ shortcomings throughout the years. With tools in hand, Riot should be ready for their upcoming titles, yet only time will tell.