Riot reveals details on VALORANT map bans, gifting system, possibility of replay system, and more

The team revealed the decisions behind implementing or avoiding certain features.

Riot reveals details on VALORANT map bans, gifting system, possibility of replay system, and more

A new Ask VALORANT blog post has given fans insight on the development and possibility of exciting features like a pick/ban system, replay system, gifting items, and attacker/defender skin loadouts. 

While players are curious about the growing map pool potentially leading to a pick/ban system, it is unlikely to appear in normal competitive matches. The blog post confirms this is not something the developers are planning for the regular competitive queue, but they do believe “a map pick/ban system is worth exploring” in specific environments where “complex team strategizing” is present. This includes the upcoming tournament mode and professional play, for example, since the post references players wanting to avoid “yay’s Chamber on Bind.”