Riot Games has finally announced that its much-awaited free-to-play online tactical game, Valorant, will be launched worldwide. The news came after a month of closed beta testing.
The game made a splash when it released its closed beta on April 7. How excited are you for the upcoming game? Here is what you need to know.
Valorant Latest Details and Launch Date
Valorant’s executive producer Anna Donlon and game director Joe Ziegler unveiled the news on Twitter. The game will be released “across the majority of countries worldwide,” starting June 2 on PC.
Although no official list of countries was published, regions such as Brazil, Oceania, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan were teased in the announcement. However, Valorant will not be launched in Vietnam, and regions such as the Middle East and India. These locations won’t have dedicated servers at launch.
Valorant’s closed beta, which was released last month, will end in five days, on May 28. The whole game will then enter its offline status for maintenance as Riot Games prepares for the big release event. The accounts for players of the closed beta will be reset.
Riot also detailed that it is planning to introduce new game modes, maps, and characters, “shortly after release.” It will also deploy new servers in London, Madrid, Warsaw, Atlanta, and Dallas to keep up with the influx of new players. Check out the official Valorant webpage for the complete list of updates.
Valorant succeeded in making a splash when it introduced its closed beta on April 7. For instance, during the first day of closed beta, the game scored 1.7 million concurrent viewers on Twitch, almost breaking the record held by League of Legends and Fortnite.
Players can now choose to disable the Vanguard Anti-Cheat system when Valorant is not running. They were initially concerned with the kernel-driver software that would roll out on their computers.