Many rumors are circulating the internet in
regards to the new plans for Valorant. Let's look at these plans focusing on
the new agents and ban mechanics and see what you can expect from Valorant in
New Agents for Valorant?
It's been reported that 30 agents are
anticipated to be introduced. This is live in-game before any opt-out options
for players that are present in the queue. In the Valorant community, the
inclusion of new agents and ban mechanics have been a massive point of
discussion. As of this moment, players only have the option of 15 different
agents. This leaves minimal room for players to develop a proper drafting
Nonetheless, as the game continues to
expand, players can expect the system to become more complex. For this reason,
the next stage of the game's expansion is the introduction of new agents, which
is what the developers have planned.
Understandably, developers of Valorant are
constantly being quizzed about these changes and what players can look forward
to. One developer has revealed that they expect teams to have set strategies
and plays. As a result, very specific agents are required.
The developer continued that banning an
agent would invalidate a specific strategy, which is exactly what developers
wish to discourage. This was the official statement backed by RIOT. Its purpose
was to debunk the avoid and ban policy owing not to offer the chance to select
a particular agent that’s more suitable to personal expertise and needs.
Games’ Ambitious Plans
The makers behind Valorant and RIOT Games
have ambitious plans for the future of Valorant. One of these plans is to
expand the list of Valorant's agents over the following years. One of the most
striking additions to Valorant was an extra five unique agents, which occurred
less than one year after the game's launch. Since then, the developers of
Valorant have expanded on this thought and have put plans in place to include
30 or more agents in a short space of time.
Plans for Ban Mechanics
The developers of Valorant have made great
strides in increasing the selection of agents to choose from since the game's
launch. However, despite the influx of agents, it doesn't seem like a pick-ban
system is in the cards soon. From reports, many fans believe that it could be
three or four years before Agent banning is even a consideration for the
Nicholas Wu Smith is the designer of
Valorant and has been puzzled on this topic various times. He has gone on to
state that the developers, include himself, don’t completely see the worth in
having a banning feature.
He brought up that other games ban, but does
this banning make the game better in any way? It seems the developers aren't
satisfied to introduce any banning mechanics until they are entirely sure this
feature can provide good competition from being able to ban. From other games
that do have these mechanics, it doesn't seem like there's much value-added.