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Korean gamers reveal what they dislike most about Valorant

Published: 4/Mar/2020 22:12

by Michael Gwilliam


Although the internet exploded after Riot Games revealed their upcoming tactical FPS ‘Valorant,’ Korean users seemed less than enthusiastic about the game.

Valorant is a bit of a combination of Counter-Strike, Apex Legends and Overwatch, with a mix of gunplay, unique abilities and time-based objective modes.

As the communities surrounding those three pre-existing titles praised Riot and expressed their desire to try the new FPS out, Korean members on Inven weren’t remotely as positive.

Taking to Twitter, former LA Valiant and Florida Mayhem translator Andrew ‘Korean Mulan’ Kim explained that Korean users were “absolutely sh*tting on Valorant.”

When asked by Cloud 9’s Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles what the main complaints were, Korean Mulan highlighted how unimpressed they were with the graphics.

According to Kim, issues with the graphics were the most up-voted complaints on the site.

He went on to add that users feel Riot is making money by copying ideas from DOTA, Auto chess and Hearthstone – like “a true Chinese company,” Kim quoted a comment on the site.

Monte wondered why the players took issue with the graphics, given the popularity of ‘Sudden Attack,’ a free-to-play, Korean-developed FPS that released in 2005.

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Valorant gameplay has been called a mix of CS:GO and Overwatch.

“They play Sudden Attack with s**t graphics, why don’t they care about that?” Mykles inquired.

“I think its because it’s Riot,” the translator replied. “It’s a major release in multiple markets, which places it apart from Sudden Attack in terms of expectations. Valorant certainly turned more heads.”

He went on to note, amusingly, that one user wrote, “Finally, a sequel to Sudden Attack,” after watching footage of Valorant.

Considering these reactions, it seems worth waiting to see if more Korean players get on board with the game when it’s released, either as a beta or a finished project.

Until then, we’re just going to have to wait and see how the title develops, and if it can win those skeptical audiences over.


Valorant leak reveals fan-favorite Reaver skins returning for Halloween

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:24 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 3:01

by Andrew Amos


The Reaver skins have been long requested in Valorant since the beta. After being an option for players to buy, they suddenly disappeared with no intention of coming back. Except, they are, with a leak revealing the skin line is returning in time for Halloween.

When the Valorant closed beta ended, everyone lost all of their progress. This included Agents and skins, which players were forced to grind for again.

However, while most of the closed beta contents made the full release, the Reaver skin line didn’t. The deep purple and gold skins for the Operator, Vandal, Sheriff, and Melee were left in the closed beta, and players weren’t happy.

Reaver collection in Valorant
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The Reaver skins disappeared after the closed beta, but they’re coming back.

Every skin release since has had a dedicated chorus of complaints about where the Reaver collection is. That chorus may be silenced now though, as a Valorant leak has revealed Reaver skins could be returning for Halloween.

According to dataminer ‘ValorLeaks,’ the Reaver skin collection has been spotted in the main Valorant files under the codename “SoulStealerV2.” They’ll be launching in time for the spooky season, and will be “new and improved.”

“The Reaver Skin set will be the Halloween Skins for Valorant this holiday. They will be new and improved. A few updates ago I spotted ‘SoulStealerV2’, [and] Soul Stealer was the code name for Reaver,” they added.

New and improved could mean more skins to bolster the collection ⁠— most Valorant skin lines have five skins, while Reaver only has four. It could also mean new effects on reload, draw, and more.

It also comes after the Valorant account tweeted out a teaser on October 23. With the caption “decode this,” the image hint had six phrases ⁠— all saying “I’m returning” in different languages ⁠— alongside the scoped-in reticle for the Reaver skin.

Almost immediately the puzzle was solved, and the hype is unbearably real. However, there’s still a couple of questions: what guns will be a part of the Reaver collection, and when exactly is it coming?

Given Halloween is less than 10 days away, players can probably expect the Reaver skins to drop shortly. Patch 1.12 is set to release on October 27, and if we were to hazard a guess, it could be coming after the update. Keep your eyes peeled though, because Reaver is back.