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Valorant Accessibility Report

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Valorant in the Visual 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

This game supports accessibility in the following ways (as it's in beta this will likely improve):
  • Difficulty: Being an online competitive game means this doesn't have difficulty settings, although the game will match you with similar players.
  • Reading: 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.
  • Controls: 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.
  • Image calibration: Adjust rotation, size and zoom of the minimap. 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.
  • Audio calibration: 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.
  • Communication: 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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/06/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 4 features

Developer: Riot Games (@RiotGames)

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

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

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Valorant which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. 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 haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Valorant which deal 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. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any 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. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any 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. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We've documented 2 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.

Violence

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

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

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual

If you want to play Valorant, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any 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. The following games are similar to Valorant, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 2 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 by speaking with headset.

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

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Communication

If you want to play Valorant, but it doesn't offer the Communication accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Communication accessibility:

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.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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