VALORANT Act II: new FFA Deathmatch mode

The latest VALORANT update will allow players to test their abilities with the extremely dynamic FFA Deathmatch mode while also introducing a new agent Killjoy to the classic modes, whose skills are based on gadgets she builds.

August 4, 2020 – After a successful debut and having broken many records, Riot Games enters the next phase with its free online shooter VALORANT. The Second Act officially launches in the game, and with it the FFA Deathmatch mode which the players have been waiting for, as well as a new agent – Killjoy who uses deadly technologies and robots in combat.

Free-for-all Deathmatch

In the new mode, up to 10 players can compete with each other, without any special skills, Spike and with infinite money. This allows you to freely switch weapons after each 3-second respawn. It also provides a temporary, 8-second invulnerability (provided that the player does not make any moves) with full health and heavy armor. Additionally, each kill allows you to use the first aid kit left behind by your opponent.

One of the most important features of the new mode is a radar sweep that goes off every 5 seconds, revealing the current location of all your enemies. Thanks to this, the gameplay becomes even more dynamic and players must stay fully aware throughout the whole match. Of course, the streaks are also possible in the new mode and they allow the players to collect special kill banners.

The winner of each FFA Deathmatch match will be the player who first scores 30 kills, or achieves most kills at 6 minutes. Players can also drop out at any time by selecting Leave Match from the options menu, however, they will not receive XP for the game afterwards.

Who is Killjoy?

A new agent, a huge fan of robots and new technologies, whose skills are based on four gadgets. The first one is the Alarmbot, which hunts for nearby enemies. When the assassin robot reaches its target, it blows the enemy up. Not only does the Alarmbot deal damage, but it also makes it temporarily possible for the hit targets to take double damage from all sources. The second one is the Turret, which, when equipped, can fire at enemies within its 180 degree cone. With the Turret, Killjoy can defend the selected area totally on her own, while the others cover places out of the agent’s reach.

There are two more, equally engaging skills in store. After throwing a grenade, Killjoy activates the Nanoswarm to deploy a damaging swarm of nanobots which will make your enemy cry in terror. To defend herself, the new agent can also activate the Lockdown that will detain all enemies caught in its radius for about 8 seconds. 

TRAILER presenting Killjoy’s abilities.

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VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC, currently in development at Riot Games. Set to launch around the globe in Summer 2020, VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play.

VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.

About Riot Games: 

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League went on to be one of the most-played PC games in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. 

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with games including the highly anticipated first-person tactical shooter VALORANT, as well as Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift; bringing its popular Teamfight Tactics game mode to mobile platforms; and exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across TV, music, comic books, and more.