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VALORANT is launching on June 2, closed beta ending next week

VALORANT is launching on June 2, closed beta ending next week”

After more than a month of closed beta testing, Riot's hotly anticipated tactical shooter, Valorant, finally has a global release date - June 2.

According to Riot Games, things could be a bit dicey. All we know is there's "new game content, a new game mode, a new agent, and a new map at launch".

"Our goal has always been to bring Valorant to as much of the world as soon as possible, and we're hyped to be able to do so on June 2", said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of Valorant at Riot Games in a press release.

During the VALORANT closed beta, the game averaged nearly three million players daily, Donlon said. After a successful run in its closed beta status, the community since April has been eagerly waiting for the game's fully fledged launch after the latter has already promised their prowess among other FPS titles.

Obviously this would cause higher latencies, but atleast we're getting to play it at launch, unlike Vietnam.

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What progress will carry over from Valorant closed beta to full game?

Your store purchases won't carry over with you, but however many Valorant points you bought throughout the duration of the beta will be credited back to your account, with a convenient 20% bonus on top.

The game will be launching "across the majority of regions worldwide", Riot says as they talk about reaching out to players worldwide.

For those looking to jump into Valorant when it drops in a couple of weeks, you'll find plenty of handy advice below.

Lead game designer Joe Ziegler said in the video, "we've been wanting to get you this game to help brighten these tough times".



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