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Valorant launching June 2, closed beta ending next week

After greater than a month of closed beta testing, Riot Games’ new free-to-play tactical shooter, Valorant, will probably be launched June 2, the corporate introduced Thursday. On that date, individuals “across the majority of regions worldwide” will have the ability to obtain the sport totally free from its website, Riot mentioned in a information launch.

Valorant’s closed beta will finish 5 days earlier, on May 28. The complete sport will then go offline for upkeep as Riot prepares for launch. While many individuals have had the possibility to play the sport in the course of the closed beta, all progress for each participant will probably be reset when the sport is definitely launched.

Along with the discharge date announcement, govt producer Anna Donlon and sport director Joe Ziegler shared a few of Riot’s post-launch plans for Valorant. Among them are a brand new sport mode, a brand new character, and a brand new map. All of those parts are set to be launched “shortly after” the June 2 launch, Riot mentioned.

“The team looks forward to starting our decades-long commitment to servicing the global Valorant community,” mentioned Donlon. “This is just the beginning of our journey together.”

Along with the brand new content material, Riot plans so as to add Valorant servers in cities around the globe together with Atlanta; Dallas; London; Madrid; and Warsaw, Poland, with the intention to give extra gamers entry to lower-latency matches.


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