Valorant, the latest famed tactical first-person shooter, is starting to find its rhythm as the new patches and the competitive mode rolled out at full speed.
This, of course, hasn’t stopped fans from providing Riot Games with feedback on what could improve for better player experience. That’s why the developer has been posting Q&As titled ‘Ask Valorant,’ where it addresses player questions directly.
‘Ask Valorant’ Has Good News
The latest Ask Valorant revealed two highly-requested features: gifting and replay mode. Ask Valorant #3 was uploaded to the game’s official website on July 16th. Even though it is short, the post offers some great information regarding the development processes happening at Riot Games, as well as what players will get soon.
When asked if Valorant would be launching a gifting system similar to that of League of Legends, the answer was yes:
“Gifting will be coming to VALORANT (soon™)! We want to give players the ability to gift content as a way of celebrating victories, holidays, or any occasion that calls for it. We’re aiming to enable gifting by the end of 2020, but timelines may shift as we get closer to the date.”
This is Ask VALORANT. We collect your questions and choose a few to answer every other week. This loop takes on a potential in-game replay system, the number of Radiant-tier players in the world and esports plans for the observer client. Read it here: https://t.co/MsVYvF1ChO
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) July 16, 2020
The other feature coming to Valorant, the in-game replay system, is perhaps the biggest piece of news the Ask Valorant #3 provided. For now, there is no way to go back and watch past matches in the title, unless you record them employing a third-party program.
Riot Games’ competitive shooter has a special focus on analytics and gameplay feedback, so it is only logical for it to have a replay system that allows players to watch again and examine their play. The developer did not provide an expected release timeframe for this feature.
In the Q&A, Riot Games also said that it has no plans to add a map select or playlist option because it could create uselessly long queue times.