Valorant Beta: Over 1.4 million people are watching streamers and pros test out the game

Seems like Valorant beta is bigger than we expected. Just in its first day, Riot Games’ new team shooter is being watched by millions. Over 1.4 million people are watching streamers and pros test out the game in custom matches on Twitch, and the game’s not even released yet. It’s free to play on PC only.

Riot Games doesn’t know the reasons for so much of Valorant’s success, but with a lot of people still in quarantine because of the new coronavírus, there must be a lot of people wanting to play. And another reason is that the game’s still in beta, and you need to watch streams from the biggest streamers to receive a key.

On top of all of that, Valorant beta is free to play so you can just test it out. The tests are being held on Canada, USA, Europe, Russia and Turkey. In Brazil, the beta is scheduled to begin May 5th.

CS:GO meets Overwatch

The image shows two characters from the Valorant Beta leaning on eachother.
On the left is a a man with a silver jacket. On the right is a woman with withe hair holding a spear.

Game play wise,Valorant is a shooter more focused on reality than Overwatch. Agents use real weapons and, just like in CS:GO, you can buy weapons at the beginning of the round. The characters have three types of ability: primary, which can be used in all rounds; two secondary ones.

The promise is that Valorant will be released with 12 heroes and four maps. The matches have 24 rounds, dividing the teams between attack and defense. The attacking team must plant a bomb in the opponent’s territory, while the other team must disable it or prevent it from being installed. There is no respawn and the matches are fast and intense. Whoever wins 12 rounds wins the game.

Low Specs? No problem

To play Valorant beta at the lowest graphics quality, you need a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit computer; 4GB RAM memory; 1GB video memory; Intel i3-370M CPU; and Intel HD 3000 GPU. To run the game at a maximum of 144 frames per second, you need an Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz CPU; GTX 1050 Ti GPU.

Did you manage to play Valorant Beta? Are you excited to play? Tell us in the comments.

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