Drift, the new Team Deathmatch map almost reminiscent of League of Legends
As at the end of each of its major events, Riot Games took the opportunity to the Game Changers final to unveil a major new addition to Valorant. This time it involves Drifta new map designed for Team Deathmatch mode that, in some ways, is almost reminiscent of League of Legends.
Drift is the first new map to be added Team Deathmatch mode since its launch in June. Unlike its predecessors, this is not an amalgam of elements already seen on the competitive mode maps, but a map with a unique theme and elements. Drift is inspired by Thailand to give us a summer playground in the middle of winter.
In practical terms, Drift is divided into 3 long parallel corridorsThese corridors are all open-view combat zones. These corridors are all combat zones with unobstructed views that will delight snipers. The two outer corridors can easily be linked back to the central corridor via the small waterway at the top, but it is much more difficult to get from the centre to the outside. To do this, you have to climb the fountain in the middle of the water feature and attach yourself to a zip line that allows you to move from one area to another.
So we've got 3 parallel corridors that are only intersected by a small aquatic lane on which the game's best weapons can be found. It's almost like the structure of the iconic League of Legends map, adapted to Valorant.
To win over Drift, you'll need to employ strategies similar to those used in Riot Games' MOBA: good distribute your forces between the three corridors and keep control of them to keep your hands on the bonus weapons. The map is also ideal for practising long-range combat and duels with medium-quality weapons.
Drift will be available with Valorant patch 7.12, which is due to be deployed on the night of 5 to 6 December.