Valorant is keen on adding new fun and exciting modes to the game for its fan base to enjoy. Riot has taken up the concept from its own League of Legends one for all mode and tweaked it up for Valorant. Here’s what we know about Valorant’s Replication Mode so far.
Replication Mode Valorant: What’s in it for us?
With the recent Patch 2.09, Valorant is all set up to launch Replication Mode to the game. The mode is another iteration of the League’s one for all mode. With Riot being the parent company of both the titles, the inculcation of the mode into Valorant is no surprise.
The mode allows everyone on the team to lock in the same character, after a voting phase. The mode is the best of nine spike-showdown.
We definitely took inspiration from League’s One-For-All mode, but there’s so much that’s different between our games – for example, our roster is a fraction of the size of theirs – that we needed to make a lot of decisions differently too”~Production manager Lisa Ohanian
Moreover, Replication mode allows players to use never seen before utility usage ideas. Be it barricading the site with five sage walls, turning ground into hell with brimstone and phoenix mollies, everything imaginable can be done.
Apart from your ultimate, your shield, weapons, and abilities will be fresh to use after every round. Also, after each round players will be provided with one ultimate point to use. However, no ultimate point will be provided in the case of an overtime situation.
Replication enables multiple flashes: Will you be even able to see anything?
Imagine dying every round without even be able to see anything. For instance, five Sky’s from the opponent team just keep popping their hawks, and killing you all together, seems scary right?
Well, to your relief Riot has come with the concept of “Flashguard“. It basically implies that you’ll not be blinded for five seconds after you’ve been flashed twice within a four-second window.
Replication Mode: How will the Economy be maintained?
You’ll get the same amount of credits no matter your team wins or loses a round. Moreover, the first round will award you 900, then 2,400, 3,900, and 6,000 credits in the subsequent rounds. Also, you are to get 100XP per round and an additional 200 XP for the rounds you’ve won.
It is also interesting to note that, unlike Spike Rush, Escalation and Deathmatch, Replication Mode is not here to stay. Replication Mode will only be playable for two weeks, starting tomorrow when it goes live in the 2.09 Patch. However, Escalation Mode will be unplayable until Replication Mode goes away.
Valorant is a 5v5 character based FPS shooter title published by Riot Games for Windows, that has been constantly giving neck to neck competition to already well established CS-GO. In October 2019, the game was first launched under the name Project A, and on April 7, 2020, it launched a private beta program with restricted access for players, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020.
It has been gaining huge popularity lately, many e-sports orgs have already set up their Valorant lineups and are looking forward to winning titles.