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Valorant’s First Official $100k Tournament Kicks Off Next Week

There's just one week to go until the qualifiers for First Strike, the first official Riot Games-produced Valorant tournament, kick off and there's $100,000...

Valorant’s Act III Arrives Oct. 13, Bringing New Map But Delaying New Agent Two...

The competitive revamp isn't the only new thing coming to Valorant in next week's Act III update next week, on Oct. 13. There's also...

Valorant’s Act III: Tighter Competitive Skill Rank Disparity, New “Icebox” Map

For a game like Valorant, nailing competitive play is key. Riot Games knows this and so continues to tweak its competitive play system, with...

Valorant Nerfs The Operator Sniper Rifle And Tweaks Five Agents

Valorant fans, we hope you like nerfs. You probably don't, but you're getting them anyway, as five agents are getting various tweaks in patch...

Riot’s Plans For Valorant Include More Social Spaces And Better Ranked System

USGamer's Erik Van Allen landed an interview with Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler, focusing on the present and future of the game, which is...

Valorant’s 1.07 Patch Tweaks Five Heroes And Shotguns

Riot Games has already offered up some juicy technical insights into how it's making Valorant a better-optimized game, and yesterday pushed out a patch...

Riot Dives Into The Technical Details Of Valorant’s 128-Tick Servers

From day one, Riot Games has talked about wanting to make Valorant run silky smooth on your computer, seeking to reduce latency and "peeker's...
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MMO Thoughts – Did Trump Just Ban LoL And Fortnite Skins? (Spoiler: No)

Did the signing of a new Executive Order by US President Donald Trump just inadvertently ban the buying of League of Legends or Fortnite...

Riot Games Is Taking A Week Off, And There May Be Delays

I'm going to be up front with y'all on this one. I probably wouldn't have even suggested posting about Riot Games taking a mini-vaction...

Valorant Drops 1.05 Patch, Includes New Agent And Competitive Changes

Valorant's Patch 1.05 has arrived, and it covers a lot of ground. First and foremost, a new agent joins the field: Killjoy, a robotics...

Valorant Reveals New Agent Killjoy, “The Genius”

On August 4, a new Agent will join the Valorant lineup. The genius Killjoy will be dropping in from Germany to use her collection...

Riot CEO Talks About Cultural Lessons Learned And Progress Made Since 2018’s Scathing Exposé

It's been a tumultuous two years since Riot Games' "Culture of Sexism" was laid bare by Kotaku's Cecila D'Anastasio. Lawsuits, walkouts, and personnel changes...

SuperData: Valorant Had “Biggest Launch Ever For A Free-to-Play PC Title”

Valorant had the biggest launch ever by a free-to-play PC game, according to SuperData in its June report on the digital games market. Riot...

Valorant’s Dragon-Themed Weapon Skins Will Set You Back About $24 Each

Riot Games will release its first set of "Ultra Edition" weapon skins for Valorant tomorrow, and they look plenty cool. The Elderflame weapon skins...

You Can Stop Sending Messages To Riot, Competitive Mode Arrives In Valorant (Or, Maybe...

**UPDATE** So, it appears there is going to be a delay in Riot turning on ranked mode in Valorant for a bit. The company announced...

Riot Outlines Plans For Valorant Esports, Events Start This Weekend

Just in case you were wondering, Riot does have plans to turn its new FPS Valorant into a global esport. To get things rolling...

Riot Wants To Bring Valorant To Consoles, But Won’t Make Compromises On “Competitive Integrity”

Valorant is off to a good start on PC, but will it -- like many competitive shooters before it -- make the leap to...

Valorant Battlepass Debuts With Launch, New Mode Goes Into Testing

Now that Valorant has finally launched, Riot Games is offering players a look at the accompanying battlepass. The Valorant Episode 1: Act 1 battlepass...