Valorant’s community is celebrating its third anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, the game developers have released a mid-year update and a roadmap ahead for Valorant in 2023. Anna Donlon, the Executive Producer, and Andy Ho, the Game Director, shared a few key details and teased the upcoming content.
Riot Games has dropped critical details ahead of the end of Episode 6 Act 3 in Valorant. For starters, Andy Ho revealed that having successfully completed the first phase of the Valorant Premier, the developers are now all set to test out the second phase of Premier. He revealed that a global test for the second phase of Premier is scheduled for July. Furthermore, he revealed that the second phase itself would launch in August following the Champions.
Andy also revealed that the previously teased Team Deathmatch mode would finally show up with Episode 7. The Team Deathmatch mode will be a fast-paced mode that will feature tactical gunplay with weapons. He also mentioned that the upcoming TDM mode would have its own set of maps.
The new additions to the game will also be accompanied by a few changes to the previous modes. The launch of Episode 7 will make big changes to the Progression. This change will allow players to unlock accessories from the previous battle passes that they may have missed. There will also be modifications in the way how you unlock agents and the items in their contracts.
Anna Donlon, while discussing the future roadmap, revealed that Valorant would soon launch in China, and she is determined that it will provide the best possible experience to Chinese players. She also said that the VCT 2023 would be bigger and better this year happening in Los Angeles.
In the closing remarks, Anna teased two of the upcoming agents arriving at the end of 2023. First, there’s a new Sentinel joining the roster of agents, and later on, a new duelist will also join in. That pretty much sums up all there is in store for Valorant this year.