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Swiftplay Game Mode in Valorant: What You Need to Know

An all-new Swiftplay game mode is now live in Valorant and it's a nice change of pace from games that last 30 minutes or more.

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By Shubham Dalal | Dec 12, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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An all-new Swiftplay game mode is now live in Valorant and it’s a nice change of pace from games that last 30 minutes or more. The Swiftplay game mode is designed to offer a fast-paced playstyle and is a great alternative to Spike Rush while retaining the best elements of Valorant’s unrated gameplay. Here’s how Swiftplay mode works in Valorant. While there are already plenty of game modes within Valorant that allow you to play games in less time than full matches, there hasn’t really been an opportunity to experience the same style of play in less volume. time, which means players will have to spend around 40 minutes to play Valorant’s main game mode.

Swiftplay Game Mode in Valorant: What You Need to Know

Valorant Swiftplay does not count towards your competitive ranking and is the same as unrated. However, due to fewer rounds, faster ultimates and more credit availability, match times are significantly reduced.The game features your typical 5v5 gameplay in a condensed format. The first team to win five rounds wins and each has a half of four rounds where it defends for four rounds and attacks for four rounds.There is a fixed amount of credits awarded at the start of the round:

  • 800 Credits – Round 1 of each half
  • 2400 Credits – Round 2 of each half
  • 4250 Credits – Round 3 of each half
  • 4250 Credits – Round 4 of each half

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The 2400 credit round can drop an additional 600 credits if you are on the team that wins the pistol round. Weapon and credit carryover is supported in the format which makes staying alive even more important and it’s possible to steamroll your opponents once you’ve gained some momentum.There are the standard kill bonus (+200 credits) and spike plant bonus (+300 credits). The game also sports a final economy with two final points awarded at the start of each half. There is a sudden-death overtime mode that differs from the way additional rounds are handled in Unrated and Competitive.

The best part is that the games last for around 15 minutes which is much quicker than the 30-40 minute games you usually experience in Valorant. The game mode is currently in beta and it is likely to be added to the game as a permanent mode in the future. While fine-tuning may be necessary for the ultimate economy in this mode, it is a fun and fast-paced way to experience Valorant.

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