Valorant – Riot’s latest 5v5 tactical shooter hit the gaming market earlier this year. The game was teased last year and the game went live first as beta and then globally this year.
Valorant was much anticipated and hyped before even the game was released. The earlier tactical shooter – CS: GO, though popular a lot was the only king in the genre for over a decade. Riot’s newest entry in this genre gave the CS players a new refreshing experience.
The game was met with overwhelming response and in mere days, the player base reached the million-player mark. Such large number of players also means suitable backend infrastructure for a smooth and rich gameplay.
Riot achieved this beforehand by deploying 128-tick servers and a promise of less than 35 ping in all major cities around the world. This was done by setting up servers in all major nations and continents. India and Middle East were the only two regions left with no servers and over 100 network round trip time (or ping) on average.
In the release post, Riot specially mentioned that India and Middle East will be getting their own servers in near future. Also, recently in an interview with PayTM first games, Sukamal Pegu from Riot games confirmed the release of Indian servers this year.
Finally, the wait is almost over. Yesterday, players noticed unusually low pings which made it clear that the Indian server had went live. Players took notice and in moments reddit was the first platform were the players reported this.
Unfortunately, the servers went live for a couple of hours and then went down. This was confirmed by a dev who commented on the reddit post to tell that the servers were indeed live but only for testing. He also told that they will be performing a couple of tests over the next few days but they were not ready to give a fixed date for the servers to go live. Read the post and comment here –
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