As the multiplayer team shooter Valorant continues to take shape, Riot Games fielded questions from the community about the immediate future of the game. The studio confirmed that a gifting feature is coming by the end of 2020 to allow players to give each other content, and Riot also said that a replay feature is in the cards.
“[A replay system] is something that we’re interested in exploring soon,” Riot said. “Whether it’s to study previous matches for tactical advantages or to create spicy memes, we know that players will find a wide range of interesting uses for a system like this.”
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Riot did shut down the suggestion that players should be able to choose maps in competitive modes, saying that would hurt the matchmaking system. It also acknowledged that the observer client is “bare-bones” and will be built up in the months to come.