Valorant finally released worldwide this past June 2nd after a period beta testing period. With fans that have been playing since early April eager for more updates, the developers unveiled their plans for the immediate future of the title that includes a heavily anticipated Deathmatch style game mode.
"We’re already hearing our beta audience clamour pretty loudly for a Deathmatch style mode," said Jared Berbach, Producer and Product Lead for game modes in a developer update, adding that, while there's no potential launch date in mind, the dev team is currently working on the nitty-gritty to make this mode come to fruition.
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"I can say this is a player desire that our team hears loud and clear, and we’re starting to build out some of the necessary technology we’d need to support a Deathmatch-type mode."
The big reason many players want a dedicated Deathmatch queue is to have the ability to practice your aim in a competitive setting, and this is the exact focus Riot is taking. "Warming up, fragging out, gun skill, and shooting at 'live targets' to improve your aim resonates with us both as competitors and as developers."
Riot has added one additional game-mode to the game since launch named Spiked Rush, which plays as stripped back and shorter version of the default game mode, and going off today's announcement is just one of a number of game modes that will be coming to the game.
Riot is hard at work prototyping more than just new game modes. Console players keen to try Valorant will be happy to hear Riot confirmed the development of a version tailor-made for them, going as far as promising the creation of a whole new FPS in case Valorant doesn't transition properly to consoles.
Valorant is now available and free-to-play on PC. If you want to stay on top of things, check out our guide for the latest Agent in the game, Reyna.