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Valorant Accessibility Report

We've documented 20 accessibility features for Valorant in the Controls, Reading, Navigation, Visual, Audio and Communication areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Valorant is a team-based online shooting game, where two teams of five compete under the role of agents with unique abilities. It's designed to be competitive and requires considerable skill and practice to win matches. Between rounds players spend money in the virtual economy system to purchase utilities and weapons.

NotesAccessibility Notes


Being an online competitive game means this doesn't have difficulty settings, although the game will match you with similar players. You can adjust the Enemy Highlight Colour to suit your vision. Some players have found that setting this to Yellow offers an advantage as it stands out from most background colours.

The game provides a mini-map on the screen which can be adjusted greatly. You can opt for it to rotate for your orientation in the game. Keeping it fixes can reduce the level of motion on the screen. You can also opt to fix the map based on the side you are playing (Defence or Attack). You can opt to keep centred and adjust the zoom. There are also visual effects for damage direction and bullet direction indicators to match audio cues. Enemy colour can be changed. Colour and size and style of crosshair target customisable.

You can adjust the sounds in the game. You can opt for Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) sound to make enemies easier to locate with audio when using headphones.

There is a considerable amount of reading of stats and weapons details and the text is not adjustable. No subtitles for voice-overs. No text to speech or speech to text.

Adjust the volume of effects, voice and music. Audio indications of other players, visual cues and direction of activity. Can select to have gameplay, agent, tactical and general announcement voice over to further narrate what's happening visually.

Ping system lets you pick messages for other teammates that are then displayed and narrated. You can also set other default messages to buttons rather than speaking.

Video GameValorant
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT
PEGI 16 Video Game Age Rating for Valorant in UK and Europe

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/06/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1 (10 online)

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Riot Games (@RiotGames)

Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases

 

ControlsControls

To complete the main campaign of the game you need to use a minimum of:

  • PC: 7 keys, 2 buttons, 1 mouse and 1 gesture.
Remap keys, buttons and mouse mappings. Adjust sensitivity or movement and scope zoom. You can toggle crouch rather than hold button. You can't toggle to run though.
The following tables guide you through which buttons you can map to custom controllers:

Action PC Notes Required
Fire Left Mouse Button
Zoom Aim Right Mouse Button
Select Weapon / Ammo Mouse WheelNot required if Shortcuts are used.
Use/Equip Spike 4 Key
Open Armory B Key
Reload R Key
Movement WASD Keys
Aim / Look / Camera Mouse Movement
Select Weapon / Ammo Shortcuts 3 Key + 1 Key + 2 KeyNot required if Mouse Wheel is used.
Interact F KeyNot required but useful.
Drop Item G Key
Map M KeyM is Toggle, Caps Lock requires Hold.
Use Ability X Key + C Key + E Key + Q Key
Use Spray T Key
Inspect Weapon Y Key
Jump / Vault SpacebarNot required but useful for shortcuts.
Crouch Ctrl (Left) Key
Scoreboard TabHold

Action PC Notes Required
Fire Left Mouse Button
Zoom Aim Right Mouse Button
Select Weapon / Ammo Mouse WheelNot required if Shortcuts are used.
Use/Equip Spike 4 Key
Open Armory B Key
Reload R Key
Movement WASD Keys
Aim / Look / Camera Mouse Movement
Select Weapon / Ammo Shortcuts 3 Key + 1 Key + 2 KeyNot required if Mouse Wheel is used.
Interact F KeyNot required but useful.
Drop Item G Key
Map M KeyM is Toggle, Caps Lock requires Hold.
Use Ability X Key + C Key + E Key + Q Key
Use Spray T Key
Inspect Weapon Y Key
Jump / Vault SpacebarNot required but useful for shortcuts.
Crouch Ctrl (Left) Key
Scoreboard TabHold

Communication PC Notes Required
Chat (Select Preset Audio) Comma Key + Mouse Wheel
Chat (Voice) V Key + U KeyU for Party Voice. V for Team Voice.
Mark Environment Z Key

Communication PC Notes Required
Chat (Select Preset Audio) Comma Key + Mouse Wheel
Chat (Voice) V Key + U KeyU for Party Voice. V for Team Voice.
Mark Environment Z Key

We've documented 7 accessibility features for Controls in Valorant which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Controls

Can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Inputs Documented: The inputs required to complete the game in campaign mode or play competitively are documented on the database (or in other official documentation).

Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Can remap mouse and keyboard key bindings, on systems that support these controls.

Remap Mouse Wheel: Can remap the mouse wheel to control aspects of the game when you move it up/down, on systems that support these controls.

Sensitivity

You can adjust

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Valorant which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Valorant which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Valorant which deals with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Navigation in Valorant which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Head-Up Display

Adjust Head-Up Display: Resize and adjust the content of the head-up display. This enables it to be made more visible. It can also enable the removal of too much information that can be distracting or confusing.

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Visual in Valorant which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.

Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with positional/stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements or way-finding. This is useful for blind players.

Violence

Turn Off Blood: Reduce or disable graphic content of blood and gore.

Turn Off Dismemberment: Disable graphic depiction of dismembered bodies and corpses.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Audio in Valorant which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.

Audio Events

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events. This mirrors audio indicators of progress in the game with a corresponding visual indication.

Visual Depiction of Directional Audio: Indication on-screen with arrows, icons, located colour splashes and the like, to show where directional audio for damage, footsteps, environmental or way-finding sounds are coming from.

 

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CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Communication in Valorant which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Player-to-Player Online Communication

This is how players communicate with each other in online games. This can be to plan strategy, chat as they play or co-ordinate resources.

Voice Chat: Chat to other players on your team or friends list by speaking with headset.

Proximity Chat: Chat to other players who are near you in the game, whether or not they are friends or on your team, by speaking with headset.

Filtered Chat: Option to filter out profanity and/or sharing of personal information from online chat.

 

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System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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