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Everything You Should Know About Valorant So Far

Valorant combines elements from CS: GO, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege. Here’s a rundown of the game to see if it’s right for you.

With Valorant's closed beta, a select few have had hands-on experience with Riot Games' first competitive FPS. We've played it ourselves, and it seems that the development team behind League of Legends has drawn a lot of inspiration from the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege. But there's more to Valorant than just its influences. In this video, we break down the gameplay details and features in Valorant based on our time with the beta.

Agents are basically heroes, all with unique sets of abilities and certain roles to fill. There's currently one mode of play, which is a five-on-five demolition mode with one team attacking and the other defending--the first team to 13 winning rounds takes the match. You purchase guns, gear, and powers each round, and have to factor an economic element when determining what equipment to buy. We also look at the features outside of gameplay and take a peek at the store to see what microtransactions are like.

We have another video you can check out which dives deeper into our overall impressions of Valorant's gameplay experience. Valorant is set to launch sometime in the Summer this year, so be sure to stick to GameSpot for more on the game.