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Summit1g claims Valorant will not have aim assist for controllers

Published: 31/Mar/2020 22:34 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 22:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and retired Counter-Strike pro Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar is claiming that Riot Games’ new first-person shooter Valorant will not have aim assist for controllers.

With the Valorant beta arriving on April 3, many streamers, including summit1g, have already gotten the chance to play the game as part of a special test hosted by Riot on March 27.

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During a March 29 stream, Lazar “leaked” a folder on his computer that contained a file named ‘Project A Alpha’ – the Valorant’s old codename.

Taking to Twitter, Lazar weighed in on the controversial topic of controller aim assist and how it would apply to Valorant.

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“Don’t gotta worry about mkb (mouse and keyboard) vs controller on Valorant,” he tweeted. “No aim assist means they don’t show up to the party.”

Aim assist has been a very divisive issue for many gamers. Since controllers are more difficult to aim with than a mouse, some developers have implemented aim assist options which cause the crosshair to move slowly when over an enemy.

While aim assist has been prominent on console FPS games, it’s also made its way to PC titles that allow for controller support, including popular battle royales like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and, most recently, Warzone.

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Some major names such as former Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have called such an implementation of aim assist “anti-competitive.”

Meanwhile, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag have claimed that Call of Duty Warzone is easier with a controller just because of the aim assist option. Nadeshot went on record saying that in close-quarters, controller players have the edge while mouse and keyboard users win in long-range engagements.

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Close quarters combat won’t give an advantage to controller players in Valorant.

That said, the fact that Valorant will apparently not have aim assist should come as a big relief to those who find the feature to be problematic.

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It’s also unclear whether or not the game will even have controller support, though Lazar’s comments seemed to imply there will be.

The Valorant closed beta will begin April 3. To find out how you can sign up for and play it, be sure to check out our guide.

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Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battle pass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26

by Calum Patterson

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Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.

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In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Act 3:

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New Map: Icebox

Because the new map is being pushed live early, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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We’re still closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish. On top of our newest map, you’ll unlock 50-tiers of fresh Battlepass goods to personalize your play, have another go at your Rank with refined Competitive matchmaking, and try the latest Agent just one patch later.

MAP: ICEBOX (OCT. 13 UNRATED, OCT. 27 COMPETITIVE)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.

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COMPETITIVE REFRESH (OCT. 27)

These Act III Competitive changes hope to make your Rank climb tighter as we work on the long term health of organized team play:

  • Upgrade that Act Rank Badge with the next Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers, for tighter matchmaking
  • Select your preferred server and improve your ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

Watch our latest Dev Diary for more detail and a peek into Joe Ziegler’s living room.

ACT III BATTLEPASS (OCT. 13)

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.

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Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

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Learn more about VALORANT’s Battlepass system here.

WEAPON SKIN: SINGULARITY (OCT. 13)

Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.

GUN BUDDY: WELCOME, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.