Riot Games has confirmed its plans to complete its Valorant closed beta phase and move on to the full release of the game. The PC version of the team shooter is going live in early June and that means some big changes for those who already have access. That means the current servers coming offline before the big launch, as well as other changes.
WHEN DOES THE VALORANT CLOSED BETA END?
According to Riot Games, the Valorant closed beta end date has been set for Thursday, May 28, 2020.
We even know that servers will be closing down by 10:30am PT, and the last games will be launching at around 9am PT.
For gamers in the UK, this will mean Valorant servers closing down at 6:30 pm on the same day.
And this will mean that the game servers will be unavailable again until the full release date of Valorant, which has been set for June 2, 2020.
A message from Riot Games explains: “You’re probably aware of this, but it’s worth reminding. There are still some regions that we can’t get to just yet, like Vietnam, India, the Middle East, and a few others, but everyone is welcome.
“We are moving Valorant to launch because we want to begin this relationship of service and engagement, and that means taking the first BIG step. Please continue to hold us to high standards, and help us meet them.
“The beta has also allowed us the ability to help define what are acceptable play patterns and what aren’t – i.e. when is a play legit and ingenious vs. when is it a glitch or an exploit.
“We’ve seen some very creative uses of ability combos and pixel perfect placements that go outside of our expectations for the competitive integrity of the game, and now feel confident we can react quickly when new issues arise, as well as solving more fundamental exploits on maps.
“Outside of general game balance, one of the largest requests we’ve heard is that VALORANT is an intense game to play, and there’s not much reprieve from it.
“Having an alternative game mode by launch (or a few weeks thereafter) is on our to-do list, and we have a team thinking about what an ongoing rotation of game modes might look like.”
You may also be wondering if it is still possible to join in on the Valorant Closed Beta by grabbing a Twitch Drop this week.
It should be noted that developers Riot Games have confirmed that Valorant Twitch Drops and Keys are no longer available to claim.
This means that you can no longer earn a Valorant key by watching streams on Twitch.
The development team has also confirmed that progress unlocked during the beta will be reset when the full game launches.
Similar rules will also apply for skins purchased through the Riot Games, although the points you purchased will be available in your account on June 2.
There will also be an extra 20% applied, so you should be able to buy new designs when Valorant returns in June.
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