Playing Valorent can often become frustrating when you come across other players who deliberately throw matches for their own fun. However, this kind of behavior may be coming to an end, as Riot Games reveals their plans to combat the growing number of AFK, throwers, mourners and smurfs in the game in their latest post on the Ask Valorant blog published today.
For starters, to reduce the number of players playing in the AFC, Valorant changes the 20-match ranking limit to 10 wins, starting with the next patch.
“We hope this will force players who are just spam farming to participate in the game and strive for victory,” said producer Sara Dadafshar.
Riot also claims that they are working on “better detection of this type of behavior that will lead to more severe punishment.”
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The list of fines for AFC, mourners or smurfs that Riot is considering includes “rank fines, mitigation of experience, longer time limits, and even bans if reduced.”
Dadafshar continued: “We want to distinguish between disruptive behaviors resulting from commas and play, and then punish them accordingly. I can not give our secrets as to what our plans are to discover, but know that we are actively working on a way to make the game more enjoyable in this regard!
Riot also noted that they may start planning to work on a system that will allow players to block secrets to prevent queuing with them.
“There are some nuances we will need to use to make sure queue times do not increase significantly, but we understand how frustrating it is when compared to someone you just reported in the previous match,” Dadafshar said.
Release Date Valorant Patch 1.13:
VALARANT sticker 1.13 is expected to fall on December 8th.