Valorant will now flag bad behavior in its end of game screen in an attempt to curb toxicity.
A new update has been released for the game, focused primarily on changes to the Pearl map.
Yet nestled in the patch notes is a social update to add a “disruptive gameplay-based behavior indicator”.
“We’ve introduced a feature that will show at the end of game screen, which players have been detected for engaging in disruptive gameplay-based behavior,” reads the update.
“This has been added to the following game modes: Unrated, Competitive, Spike Rush, and Replication, with more game modes to follow in the near future.”
It’s not clear exactly what constitutes “disruptive gameplay-based behaviour”, be it toxicity in voice chat, going AFK during a match, or harassing another player.
Back in July, Riot began monitoring voice chat in North America to train its language models. A statement at the time noted: “Voice evaluation during this period will not be used for disruptive behavior reports.”
A beta launch of the voice evaluation system was expected “later this year”, so perhaps this latest update will tie in.
The update also fixes an issue with KAY/O’s Zero/point, as well as other bug fixes.
You can check out the full patch notes on the Valorant site.