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Dr Disrespect “disappointed” by Valorant gameplay reveal

Published: 5/Mar/2020 11:38

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect is an FPS fanatic, so when Riot announced they were working on a tactical shooter, he was immediately intrigued. However, when Valorant was revealed on March 2, the Doc was less than impressed by what he saw.

Riot elected to reveal the name of the game, previously only known as ‘Project A’, with a two-minute gameplay reveal, showing one complete round of action.

This was a somewhat unorthodox approach, rather than using edited gameplay for a trailer, and it has yielded a mixed response. Fellow streamer shroud believes it possibly made the game look less exciting than it is.

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Valorant has a mix of gun-on-gun action as well as unique character abilities.

Similarly, Dr Disrespect checked out the gameplay on his stream on March 2, at the request of his viewers, but from his initial reaction, it’s clear to see he had higher expectations for the game.

As he watched the abilities being thrown down, he asked “what the f**k are we watching,” exasperated. As the trailer ended, he took a few moments to gather his thoughts, but the disappointment was clear to see.

“I’m not mad at what I’m seeing, I’m just disappointed,” he explained. “But, again, it’s too early, we’ll see what happens. They’ve been working on it for a long time, I’m sure it’s balanced, I’m sure it feels really good.”

He also agreed with his viewers that the game was heavily inspired by Counter-Strike. Riot have not been coy about making their intentions clear with targeting CS:GO players, boasting of 128-tick servers and the end of ‘peeker’s advantage’.

“It’s like a composite of other games, nothing new” the Doc read from his chat, “It didn’t blow me away.” Another viewer joked that it looked like a “mobile Overwatch.”

Valorant is set to release in Summer 2020, with a beta of some kind potentially releasing sooner. Riot had planned to host a behind-closed-doors play session for content creators, which Doc would possibly have been invited to, but the event was canceled amid growing concerns around Coronavirus.

It should be noted that the gameplay shown is still in a development stage, and may not represent the exact look and feel of the final product. However, given we’re only months out from launch, the gameplay should give a fairly accurate idea of what to expect.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.