A step backwards for the Valorant interface with patch 5.10
Several weeks ago, Riot Games revealed its plans for the interface of Valorant and its desire to make it more practical and pleasing to the eye. The first changes were introduced with patch 5.08. Some players welcomed the changes with open arms, while others were quick to point out its lack of practicality. Listening to the community, the developers decided to turn back the clockfor a time during the patch 5.10.
Eager to make its FPS evolve, Riot Games always proposes new contents and also seeks to improve Valorant on more practical and graphic aspects. To this end, the visual identity and interface of the game have been completely revised. The menus are darker and more streamlined.
Looks are one thing, practicality is another. Shortly after these changes were implemented, players pointed to the complexity of the new interface. At the heart of the considerations is the fact that it makes less fluid navigation and that it forces to do additional clicks to find this or that tab. Where previously everything was centralised on a single page. Thus, it has become necessary to go through the home menu in order to get to the collection tabsince the play page.
Always listening to its users, the developers have taken its feedback very seriously. Recently, Jeff Landain charge of the Valorant Community, said on Twitter that fixes would be made in the next patch. In its communication, it mentions a response posted by a developer on Reddit:
Hi everyone. We appreciate all the feedback in this thread and on social media. The team wanted to give a quick reminder about the initial changes in patch 5.08: this is a preliminary step in an iterative process, looking first to you for where to go next. What we're finding is that the new navigation scheme may add a few more steps than you want. For now, we're planning a change for patch 5.10, which will restore most of the one-click access to the game's menus. This is until we can work on the best navigation update for the longer term. Again, keep telling us what you think, we're listening!RiotZulu - via Reddit
As we already knew, these changes are only a part of the story. the first attempts at more extensive modifications that will arrive in the future. Since this attempt did not convince all players, the development teams have chosen to go back to the drawing board with patch 5.10. The objective being to reinstate single-click paths for ease of use. While the navigation will be returned to its original form, there is no mention of the visual identity. It should therefore remain as it is for the time being.