Valorant has pretty quickly gained a reputation as both an excellent take on FPS games and an amplifier for the gaming community’s most jerkish elements. Riot has already addressed some of its plans to address toxicity, and now the devs are reiterating some of their planned steps. In the meantime, Riot would like you to know that it’d be really, really helpful if you made use of the report function against toxic players.
New systems will land in the coming months to help address toxic players, and those systems will be fed in part by data from player reports. The studio says that you’re soon going to get clear notifications when your reports result in action soon, as well.
“I feel like we have a pretty decent handle on the cheaters, though that will be an ongoing battle”, executive producer Anna Donlon says. “But where we’re doing less well is in disruptive behaviour. I made a huge commitment here at launch, and I mean it. I have funded an entire team of humans to focus on nothing else, and you’ll see their work rolling out over the coming months.