Valorant is the name of a 5v5 online multiplayer first person shooter developed by the creators of League of Legends called Riot Games. This one is the first attempt of the company into the FPS arena. The concept of the game is simple. Using one of several Agents to play as a team, attacks and the other defends. The attacking one must plant a bomb named Spike in one of two points in the territory of the defending team.
Every round of the game ends one of the three ways. First, the spike is planted or detonated. Second, one team kills all five members of the other team. Third, the spike is defused. Each game is best of 25. Each round will last 100 seconds, but is able to end before should all the members of a team be eliminated. Before the start of every round, there is a 30 second prep phrase during which you are able to purchase weapons and arrange your loadout accordingly. A few things are able to buy include weapons, armor, and abilities.
The art style of Valorant appears similar to the popular game from Activision Blizzard called Overwatch. Though, Valorant does not seem to play as frantically as Overwatch does, at least from early streams and indications. It appears to play a little bit slower and a little more confusing compared to Overwatch. The twitchy nature of it is going to also draw similarities to the Counterstrike games, one known for its immense popularity through the early part of the 2000s. A few similarities are also able to be drawn to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, although the tactical realism of that game is not overly apparent through early videos.
Meanwhile, the term R34 refers to the fifth generation of Nissan Skyline GT-R. The model of it was introduced in January 1999. It was shorter and the front overhang was reduced as compared to its predecessor. The valve covers of it were painted glossy red, as opposed to black in previous models. The new feature of the vehicle is a 5.8” LCD multifunction display on the center of the dashboard. This one shows 7 different live readings of engine and vehicle statistics such as turbocharger pressure, oil and water temperature, among others.
There is no correlation between the game called Valorant and the vehicle called R34. Unlike the game such as Overwatch, Valorant does not have a vehicle, as it is more about weapons. Weapons are divided into two: Sidearms and Primary weapons. The first one consists of handguns used for close quarters. The second one includes SMGs and Shotguns that are used for close quarters, Snipers for long range, and Rifles and Heavy light machine guns to accommodate for both close and long range. They are able to be purchased by Agents using creds during the pre-round sequence. Every Agent is equipped with a Knife and the Classic sidearm for free by default. All Agents will keep those weapons they buy through each round until they die.