Valorant Modded Servers Could Change the Game Forever

Published 02/15/2021, 4:32 AM EST


Valorant, developed by Riot Games, remains a few months away from its one-year anniversary. The game has already cemented itself as one of the best first-person shooting games with features that the others can’t match.

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The game has one of the best anti cheat softwares with Vanguard and a studio that regularly updates the game. But if players had one gripe about the game is the fact that there is not a lot to choose from. The game currently has 5 maps and a few modes that you can find on any other FPS games. So what if Riot can pull a monumental move and add in community mod support? The effect would be unparalleled.

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Valorant and Community modded servers

A community support makes a tremendous amount of difference to a game, whether it’s a low or a high budget title. Games with huge budgets have gone to create thousands of hours of content that the developers can never fulfill. In games such as Minecraft, Mojang have created an environment with different worlds and storyline campaigns created from servers such as Hypixel and Brawl.

Although in an FPS game it’s very unlikely to get a unique environment to play on, the best part doesn’t even revolve around that. Players can play with or against each other on any map they want, which can change the entire scope of the game. Even in the same genre, CS:GO made a name for itself to have allowed players to match up against each 0ther. The first competitive scene for the game came from the community servers back in the days of 1.6 and Condition Zero, and although it’s not the case for Valorant, it still could be a huge part in the game for Riot Games to think about it.

What if Riot Games decide to go the whole 9 yards?

The one major positive idea of such a mode is the new environments players can build and use. The community could build new maps that can create a fresh feeling for players. Custom maps that become popular can integrate into the main game for the wider audience to use. One of the major examples of this happening arrived in 2019 when Cache, a community custom map, became an official map of CS: GO and used in the pro circuit.

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New modes can also arrive, and players don’t always have to jump on Deathmatch or Spike Rush. Players can create newer ways to play that don’t even have to revolve around FPS that games such as Fortnite and Garry’s mod did with their games. The possibilities remain endless, and the game can have a prominent player base that doesn’t even have to stick for the main game.

The chances for such a major overhaul might be a little too far-fetched for Riot Games. But it doesn’t seem like a stretch for them to incorporate some of these elements into the game in the future.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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