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Valorant will now tell you if someone you reported got banned

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As noticed by Ninja (opens in new tab), Valorant will now send you a message when a player you reported has been banned. According to (opens in new tab) Valorant anti-cheat lead Paul Chamberlain, the feature is still experimental. For now, you'll only get the message if you're in the client when the reported user eats dirt. 

It's also supposed to show the banned user's ID, but the message in Ninja's dialog is bugged:

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It's not a unique system: Rocket League, for example, will also tell you when action has been taken against someone you reported. It is nice to have, though. During a frustrating match with cheaters or toxic players, it can feel like reports are disappearing into the void. Getting notice that you were heard and a villain was booted is good for the heart. 

In other Valorant news, Riot recently posted a video update (opens in new tab) about what's ahead. The super short recap is that Valorant's update schedule will be divided into episodes and acts. Episodes will last roughly six months, and there will be three acts per episode. The start of an act will coincide with the release of a new agent, which means that Riot is planning to release six agents per year.

It looks like the next agent may be a German engineer named Bombshell. Here's everything we know about her so far (opens in new tab).

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.