Toxicity is everywhere in games, and Valorant is no exception. Does riot have a way of fighting with this?
Toxic behavior is common in games, especially those that rely on competition with others. One such special case is, for example, Valorant, in which part of the community uses sexist, racist, or homophobic language.
Games such as LoL or Overwatch have already introduced an effective solution, so the time has come for Riot’s FPS.
Will it be possible to avoid toxic players?
Riot Games developers are considering adding a “blocklist” feature to Valorant. It would allow the option of blocking people who simply behaved inappropriately and therefore spoiled the satisfaction with the game. It is not known to what extent this restriction would work, but the game’s producer commented:
This concept is something that gets brought up often, and we are very down to implement some safe version of it that won’t be abused, but keeps players protected as well.
The said abuse was also explained:
There’s been other competitive games that have tried to implement this feature, but at high elo, folks used the block list as a way of avoiding playing against certain individuals that they would not have a good time going up against.
It seems that the “blocklist” feature can indeed be implemented in the game, but developers need to think carefully about it first. This is definitely going to take some time, so it probably won’t be making it to the game that soon.