Now that Valorant is out, we ask the query we should ask of all multiplayer video games: what’s subsequent? A brand new dev diary from Riot is right here as a solution, with a breakdown of how the sport’s episode and act construction and the way new content material will roll out. The quick, topline model is that the devs plan to launch a brand new Valorant agent each two months, for a complete of six new characters yearly.
Valorant content material will rollout in episodes, which final about six months every. Each episode will probably be divided into three acts of two months every. A brand new agent will launch alongside every act. Battle passes will equally be tied to acts, and skins will come “every week or two” for the period. Some extra content material will come in the course of the acts, however these biannual new episode releases will probably be the place we see issues like new maps or main new gameplay options.
A brand new sport mode is “likely” to occur earlier than the start of Episode 2. Riot has accelerated plans for extra modes on account of early participant suggestions, however the devs nonetheless aren’t certain whether or not modes will usually come alongside acts or episodes – and, usually, the studio warns that every one these plans are targets that might shift relying on suggestions or scheduling points.
There’s additionally a tiny, tiny tease of Valorant’s twelfth agent – a silhouette alongside the Act 2 schedule on the 1:42 within the video under from government producer Anna Donlon.
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These releases may also present extra story particulars, and there will probably be “significantly more to come” on that entrance round Episode 2.