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Currently, Valorant only has one playable game mode, which is the Search and Destroy-type playlist. Similar to CSGO and Call of Duty, there’s an attacking team and a defending team. The attackers try to plant a bomb at one bomb site, while the defenders try to stop this from happening. If the bomb does get planted, the defenders must then defuse the bomb or else they lose the round. It’s a simple, enjoyable, tried and true game mode. However, when Valorant fully releases in a few months, will Riot give us more to experience?

Will Valorant receive more modes?

At the core, Valorant is a competitive multiplayer shooter. Riot Games designed it this way with esports in mind, which was backed up by a recent rumor. So, what this means is that Riot will likely focus on the core Search and Destroy game mode more than anything.

However, this doesn’t mean that this will be the only playlist within the game. In an interview last month, one Riot Games developer stated that the company is looking into adding more modes post-launch. This was quickly followed up by a reassurance that the developers are focusing on Valorant‘s core before that happens, though.

The Riot developer who gave these answers, Trevor Romleski, had this to say about the current mindset with Valorant:

“For now, we have this experience we really want to craft, and make sure that it’s as good as it can be. There are a lot of games out there, and we acknowledge that.”

So, while it doesn’t seem likely we’ll see any extra game modes to start, Riot appears to be open to the idea. In terms of what kinds of modes we could see, the possibilities are endless. There could be a standard Team Deathmatch, a Free-For-All, or something like Capture The Flag. At this point, all we can do is guess.

What game modes do you want to see? Let us know, and for more Valorant Closed Beta coverage, stay tuned to Daily Esports!


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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