Riot reveal Valorant features: High tick-rate, anti-cheat & more

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Riot Games have vowed to “evolve” the FPS genre with Valorant and it appears that the developers are taking all of the right steps to make that happen.

Riot’s 5v5 character-based tactical shooter has hit the ground running after dropping a gameplay teaser trailer on March 2.

Valorant’s alpha version has received an abundance of praise from playtesters and fans alike, and the developer’s pledge to mitigate cheating, alongside their commitment to providing a level playing field has got plenty of esports fans excited.

Riot Games' Valorant gameplay on Bind.Riot Games
Valorant will launch as a free-to-play title in Summer 2020.

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Valorant tick-rate

Riot have been vocal about their efforts to “ensuring a high-fidelity gameplay experience” in their free-to-play title.

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As part of their mission to achieve that, they are including: “dedicated 128-tick servers for all players; a global spread of data centers and a custom-built netcode in pursuit of precise hit registration.”