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Why is skill-based matchmaking so hard for studios to get right?

Not only is there a strong motivation to subvert it, it's also exceptionally easy to do. The major esports and multiplayer experiences, including Valorant and Destiny, are all free-to-play games. So ...
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How do I play VALORANT on a non-Intel, Apple silicon Mac computer?

You can't play Valorant on a Mac as it is not supported. The kernel-level anti-cheat, Vangard only runs on Windows. Vangard is configured to block Virtual Machines, which is the only environment on ...
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Valorant Install Size

As of January 2021, the install size officially is 12.2GB: With 142MB download size for the installer: And 6GB main download: The total installed file size is 13.3 GB 270M Riot Client\ 13G ...
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why do VALORANT and the Riot Client have two desktop shortcuts each?

Why this happen? Valorant is just one game developed by Riot Games, whereas the Riot Client is a client through which you can launch any game provided by them, currently including: League of Legends, ...
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I deleted VALORANT off my laptop will it delete off my PC?

No, Physically installed programs will not delete off another computer signed into the same Microsoft account. The same as installing it on one will not install it on the other.
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Valorant Install Size

According to PrimaGames: At first, you’ll simply download the install client which is around 65 MB. From there you’ll need to download Riot Vanguard, which is a 3.6 GB anti-cheat system that every ...
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Entering the Training Complex in Valorant Tutorial

After obtaining the handgun, a flying drone with a target attached to its body should appear hovering to your left, which the voiceover will ask you to shoot down. Shooting this drone down will ...
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Is there a damage reduction for friendly fire on Valorant?

According to this website, the abilities deals less damage when it's friendly fire, to 33%. Quote (emphasized by me): Valorant abilities and ultimates can be used to do damage to friendlies. It’s ...
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Is there a damage reduction for friendly fire on Valorant?

So can you kill your teammates in VALORANT? Aswer - Yes, and no. 1) No, you can’t shoot your team with any of the guns. 2) Yes, you can kill your teammates with your abilities. Such as with Raze’s ...
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In a custom lobby, is there a way to remove the round time limit?

If you enable cheats, there's an option to pause the timer
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Can Cypher trapwires be destroyed from either side?

When you place a trapwire, the enemy can destroy it from both sides, no matter which side you place it on the wall
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Are all agents identical except for their abilities?

There are no differences between the agents outside of their abilities. All of them will have the same movement speed, weapon handling, and hitboxes. Each agent gets four unique abilities and one ...
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Valorant Install Size

On my computer, the Valorant folder in C:\Riot Games\Valorant is 22.6 GB. It could vary, but is likely to stay around that number.
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VALORANT on Steam

TL;DR: No, Valorant isn't coming on steam anytime soon, and it probably also isn't getting Linux support in the near future. AFAIK, Riot Games has never officially said anything about putting Valorant ...
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Why my game crashes when I open Agent Contract page in Valorant?

This problem occurred to me this morning when I played an Unrated Match. The issue comes up either when your computer runs low on RAM or the internet connection is unstable. The issue can be resolved ...
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Is it impossible to be a certain rank, say, Gold 3, without having won or drawn against an opposing team where at least 1 player was at least Gold 2?

There is a chance, but its incredibly low. I dont know exactly how matchmaking is done in CSGO but there is always a range of ranks in the same game. Usually within 2 major ranks (in valorant, if you ...
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Why didn't I get the stats e-mail from Riot Games?

According to this official tweet, you need to have marketing emails turned on: Miss out on the #yr1stats email? Round 2 is coming next week to everyone who's opted in: Head to https://account....
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Are all agents identical except for their abilities?

Jett can jump in a pretty unique way. That's one thing I like. There is no agent who can jump slowly like Jett and make a soft landing no matter how high you go. And this is not one of those 4 ...
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Valorant Install Size

As @Joachim stated over time updates/patches will likely increase the amount of space necessary. I suggest at least having 20 GB free on your drive just to be safe but 15 should be enough.
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