Much like Riot’s other more notorious game, Valorant has become so toxic that it’d make a chemical plant blush. We’re talking about players making bigoted remarks in games, acting sexist towards female players, and overall acting elitist to most of their teammates.
There have been several articles written and Twitter threats bringing these issues to light. Even one of Riot’s own developers was a victim of this behavior. Riot claims that they were working on an initiative to control and diminish the toxicity by encouraging players to continue reporting, but that only gets you so far. From the looks of it, history may be doomed to repeat itself.