Riot Games announces June 2 release date for VALORANT

Ruben Fields
May 23, 2020

The game broke records on Twitch when it entered into closed beta back in April, with 1.7 million concurrent viewers, however, a lot of this will have been down to Riot Games using Twitch as a direct marketing tactic. When the game initially launched, Riot announced that coronavirus-induced delays had forced the company to exclude Russian Federation and Turkey from the initial rollout. Furthermore, it may have also forced Valve to ship out a steady stream of updates on their title - CS:GO.

Riot Games has announced that Valorant will be launching free-to-play on June 2, 2020 after a month-long closed beta.

We have compiled together all the information that's known so far regarding the official release of VALORANT.

While the approaching release of VALORANT is exciting for many, Riot will have its hands full in terms of managing potential bugs in a couple weeks.

Currently, VALORANT is only available for certain specific countries, but after the official release the game will be made accessible for all the regions across the globe.

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The closed beta will be ending five days prior to launch, i.e., on May 28. And plenty of more content planned for the future, including a pass, weapon skins, and new game modes.

The Valorant launch version is building on the beta and introducing new content, including a "spicy" new agent and a new map briefly shown off in the new Valorant trailer teaser.

"New datacenters are already being stood up to service player demand in areas where latency isn't meeting our standards", the company said in a press release.

This means that all players will start fresh once Valorant is officially live and will be able to progress from the same starting point, as they compete against other players around the world.

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