Valorant Director Plans to Add Social Spaces

Valorant will eventually have modes in which players can relax.
Valorant will eventually have modes in which players can relax. | Photo by Riot Games

Valorant game director Joe Ziegler says Riot Games wants to add social spaces to Valorant, allowing places for players to warm up and cool down in between the game's more competitive central gameplay.

Ziegler aims for these spaces to build out more of a Valorant "ecosystem," he told USGamer in an interview.

Valorant Director Plans to Add Social Spaces

"What we are looking at right now is like, how do we flesh out that ecosystem even further in the future," Ziegler said.

"Those are the spaces that I think we're going to continue see growing around Valorant is, more tools to help you compete, but also more tools to actually help you just live a more full life inside of Valorant, as opposed to very stressful competitive games back-to-back."

Ziegler didn't say when these more relaxed modes would be released. The idea is similar to Fortnite's continued expansion of its Party Royale mode, in which players join together to watch a movie or concert rather than kill one another. It seems unlikely Riot Games would try to compete against Epic Games for domination of the virtual events world, but it's not impossible they could try something similar.

Valorant Patch 1.08 is scheduled for release Wednesday.