Valorant replay is now possible, but it’s not what you think
Feb 20, 2023
Valorant doesn’t have a replay, but Aimlab’s Run it Back is the closest to replay players have.
Valorant is no longer a baby-esports. It has a gigantic circuit that spreads worldwide, filtering out the best from every region and country. But unfortunately, the in-game practice system is poor and unsuited for advanced esports. After almost three years of release, Valorant still doesn’t have a replay system, the most crucial pillar to practicing.
But this new Aimlabs feature should make for it until Riot rolls out a replay system, which isn’t anytime soon.
“We told you we were very much interested in exploring the feasibility of an in-game replay system to discover the best possible execution given a wide range of potential uses. The shortest answer today is that there is no plan for a player-facing version of a replay system, as of now,” Riot revealed in May 2022.
That was a huge bummer, as the replay is the bread and butter of competitive FPS esports. Pro players often read replays of enemies to understand them better after each scrim, which is not possible in Valorant. But, you can now at least look at your own deaths, thanks to Aimlabs.
How does Aimlabs’ Run it back work?
Aimlabs’ Run it back lets you time-travel into the rounds where you died so quickly you could barely make sense of it. If you’re competing at a higher level, you can’t just move on from these mistakes. Dissecting these rounds and mitigating the chances of the same error reoccurring is crucial. That’s where Run it back comes in.
Aimlabs’ new replay system reenacts the round, allowing you to practice in the same scenario. This feature is currently available for Aimlabs+ users. Here’s how to use it:
- Install Valorant stat center.
- Go to stat center and click on the game you just finished playing
- Select the round you wish to replay
- Hit the Run it back button
- Click on Open in Aimlab
Voila! You can now practice the same death over and over again until you’re satisfied that the mistake has been fixed. It’s a handy feature that customizes personal errors and lets you perfect your own gameplay.
Run it back is not exactly like a replay system, but it’s better. Not only does it let you look back at the round, but it also recreates it to help you get better at Valorant. It should become the go-to app for all professional players soon!
If you still wish to watch your replay in-game instead of reenacting in Valorant, that’s also possible. We recommend two surefire ways to save a replay in Valorant.
To read more about it in detail, check out our thorough guide on saving a replay in Valorant.
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