Valorant introduces Swiftplay, a new ‘faster’ game mode

    The Swiftplay beta is now live!


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    Riot Games recently revealed Swiftplay, the new upcoming game mode for Valorant that is now live in beta form.

    As its name implies, Swiftplay is a game mode that aims to give players a fun and satisfying Valorant experience, albeit in a shorter form. Think of it like a turbo mode for a standard 5v5 game where instead of a best of 25 rounds, each game wins when one team wins 5 rounds.

    Here are key details of Swiftplay (via Riot Games):

    • Swiftplay is a condensed version of VALORANT’s standard 5v5 Unrated Spike mode.
    • For Swiftplay, the first team to 5 rounds is the winner, with a 4 round half, modified econ
      and bonus structure, as well as a sudden death overtime.
    • The enhanced economy, ability to buy weapons/equipment during a buy phase, and
      plays on all current Unrated maps.
    • The goal of this often requested game mode is to offer the core VALORANT experience
      to players who have a lower time commitment, or want to get in as many reps in during a smaller window.
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    While Swiftplay might seem like just a shorter Spike Mode match, there will be a lot of balance and economy changes needed. After all, standard matches are tuned for lots of rounds. Because of this, the beta will need players to test the mode out so that it will be as balanced as possible when it officially launches.

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    The Swiftplay Beta went live December 6, 2022, with the release of patch
    5.12. Players will be able to access the beta for the entirety of the patch until January 10, 2023.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.


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