Episode 2 might introduce an entirely new game mode to Valorant

In the months since the Valorant beta launch in May 2020, it has become one of the leading FPS games on the market. New content is regularly released in Acts and Episodes, with the next one scheduled for launch sometime in early January 2021. Every addition to the Valorant game has introduced something new such as an agent, battle pass, map, or game mode. Valorant is getting another ranked overhaul in Episode 2, possible new game modes, and gun progression.

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Valorant Game Modes

Standard Plant/Defuse

valorant standard plant / defuse game mode

In this game mode, you play either as an attacker or defender. As an attacker, your objective is to plant the spike, while the defender’s objective is to prevent the attacker from planting the spike. This mode lasts 30 to 40 minutes on average.

Spike Rush

valorant spike rush mode

Spike Rush is a game mode where you play Plant/Defuse casually with other players. During every round you receive random weapons and orbs that help you dominate with buffs or debuffs of your opponents. This mode lasts 8 to 12 minutes.


valorant Deathmatch

In this Valorant game mode, you are placed on a randomly selected map with 14 other players and compete against them to get the most kills with your weapon of choice. This mode lasts 9 minutes or when any player reaches 40 kills. All abilities are disabled.

Practice Game Mode

Practice Game Mode

In this game mode, you play in training grounds to learn the basics of how the game works and how to reach your objectives.

Possible New Game Modes Coming to Valorant in Episode 2

🔴 Team Deathmatch

With the recent addition of the Snowball game mode for the winter holidays, the Valorant community is excited about the possibility of TDM being introduced in the game in Episode 2. A Team Deathmatch mode has been eagerly anticipated by the community since the Valorant beta, and it will undoubtedly be very exciting, combining the gunplay of Deathmatch with the team aspect of Plant/Defuse.

🔴 Single-player Story Mode

Valorant’s deep backstory and interesting characters who have unique storylines themselves could make for a great single-player story mode similar to other popular shooters like Call of Duty Campaign.

Riot has addressed the possibility of introducing a single-player mode in Episode 2, stating that they’re not working on one just yet.

In a December 24 blog post, the developer said:

«A traditional story mode is not in our current plans, but… never say never. Our goal is always to listen to players and so we will continue to adapt and create experiences based on what you are telling us you want.

«It’s definitely our goal for players to discover more about Agents and their stories in the future. Right now, some of those details are seeded into the game itself, in Player Cards, Character VO, etc. — there are a lot of places where you can find and piece together snippets.»

🔴 Gun Progression

Riot Games could introduce a gun progression mode in Episode 2 where players start off with classic weapons and progress to higher weapon tiers all the way to a knife, with the first person to score a kill with a knife being the winner. This game mode could be an exciting addition and bring more variety to the game.

🔴 2v2

This game mode has seen a surge in popularity in the most recent Call of Duty games, and it would be interesting to see how it played out in Valorant. However, the current map design isn’t ideal for a 2v2 mode due to the large map sizes, and matches might switch from fps to a hide-and-seek game mode.

There are more game modes that could be added in the future, such as a battle royale or a co-op wave horde shooter. However, for now, it seems the most likely mode is Team Deathmatch, though all this is speculation until it’s officially confirmed.

Is Battle Royale Game Mode Coming to Valorant?

There’s no doubt that we will see more game modes introduced at some point in the future, such as a co-op or maybe even a battle royale, but TDM is the most probable addition that could happen very soon. And what about you guys? What game mode would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below!

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