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Riot Games confirm Valorant will be getting surrender option

Published: 2/Jun/2020 13:25 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 13:42

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers have confirmed that teams will be able to ‘surrender’ matches in their brand new first-person shooter.

In modern gaming titles, a surrender option is becoming more commonplace and a more highly requested feature.

It allows teams who have been dealt an unlucky card – either with far-superior opponents, teammates going AFK or leaving or other issues – to surrender the match and accept their fate without having to struggle through the entire game.

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Valorant was played by nearly 3 million players a day during its closed beta.

There are few things more frustrating than when you know a win is simply impossible to achieve, in any game.

One teammate leaves and you’re now playing 4v5 and you’ve got to spend the next 30 minutes hoping that you somehow get a win, disadvantaged and perhaps frustrated throughout the entire match.

The surrender option seeks to solve that, and Valorant developers have now confirmed that the game will be getting one.

In a conversation with ESPN Esports, Riot Games’ Joe Ziegler and Anna Donlon confirmed the option won’t be available at launch, but will be coming soon.

They also spoke about other steps they were taking to make the team experience better in Valorant.

“There’s actually two problems I want to cover,” Ziegler stated. “We’ve actually gotten a lot more severe on AFK (Away From Keyboard) punishments, but we want to make sure that if that actually happens, that a team can take agency of the situation and figure out if they want to play out the rest of the match.”

He reported that there was a big drop in ‘AFKers’ after making punishments more severe, which is promising, but that doesn’t mean it’s possible to eradicate entirely which is why a surrender option would put the power in the hands of the players.

No clear date was set out for when a surrender button will arrive in Valorant, but they did specify that it would come “very soon after launch,” which is promising news for frustrated players.

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Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.