Top professional Valorant players and several casual gamers have shown their frustration due to the running and shooting accuracy of the game. This issue is in the loop since the release of the closed beta version of the game. However, it seems like Riot has finally listened to the fans and going to fix the issue very soon.
The Valorant Devs are working on a running accuracy nerf. I go over this and my general thoughts on the current state of running accuracy in todays video: https://t.co/6LRRpPMtLS
— Get Flanked | DZ (@Get_Flanked) December 28, 2020
How does Accuracy work?
In any tactical shooting game, developers make sure that the accuracy and gameplay match the real-life examples. Accuracy is always high for the players who are standing still in a position. However, as the player moves or runs, accuracy drops gradually. This is what happens in real life as well. In the shooting games, the term ‘Running and Gunning’ is very famous as most of the professional players avoid doing it, due to less accuracy.
Running and Gunning in Valorant
After the release of the closed beta version of the game, players noticed that the accuracy of the weapon did not reduce, even using it while running. Even the powerful ones like Vandal did not lose their maximum potential while running. Therefore, running and gunning became very famous in the game. However, this became a massive issue for the players who switched to Valorant from CSGO, as CSGO players are not used to enemies charging on them like that.
Running and Gunning became a huge concern among the pro and the casual players in the game. The community has discussed this matter for a long time now. A professional player from 100 Thieves Nicholas ‘nitro’ Canella, raised his voice against this issue in the game. He took the issue directly to the Valorant’s developers through Twitter. The professional made a sarcastic comment on his social media by saying that Riot decreasing the running accuracy in Valorant is my number one wish.
One of the developers from the Valorant team replied to the post and shared the news about the dev team working on the problem.
The developers of the game say that the running accuracy fix will not come along with the next patch. However, they said that the issue is their top priority and they will release an optimal solution very soon.
— Reddit Valorant (@ValorantTrend) December 26, 2020
As the developers made an official statement over the running accuracy of the game, the community is applauding the team. The former CSGO players who switched to Valorant also took it to social media. They said that they have never experienced responses from Valve in the past. However, getting a reply from one of the developers from the game seems like the developers are watching over us. Generally, Riot is much more active than Valve when it comes to replying to fans. The organization has replied to multiple posts in the past, whether on Twitter or on Reddit.
Fans already know that Running and Gunning will not be fixed in another month. However, it feels accomplished knowing that the issue will be fixed very soon.