VALORANT, the competitive, 5v5 character-based tactical shooter built by Riot Games, is getting a closed beta starting April 7. We're ready for the first wave of players to test VALORANT's competitive gameplay and take our first step toward building a global community.
For now, space is limited to players in Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia and CIS countries. The plan is to roll out to more regions, if possible, pending the volatile logistics of launching a beta effectively during a global pandemic.
Alright, let’s start emptying that VALORANT waiting room we keep hearing about.
When does VALORANT closed beta start?
The VALORANT closed beta starts April 7 on PC. The go-live times are 2 p.m. CEST/5 a.m. PDT.
How do I get access?
If you are in the above regions, follow these steps.
- Register for a Riot account
- Link your Riot account to a Twitch account (you can get one here)
- When closed beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now), watch specific VALORANT closed beta streams highlighted on Twitch.
Please note that the number of players we let in is based on our current server capacity. We encourage everyone to register and we’ll let more people in as we are able. Player count will ramp up based on timelines for when we can activate more regional servers.
Will VALORANT closed beta be playable in my region?
If you’re playing from either Canada, United States, Russia, Turkey, or Europe, you have a chance to get in the closed beta. Getting the closed beta in the hands of players outside of those regions is not possible at this time, unfortunately. Our official VALORANT channels will update you if the situation changes.
Still, we want to hear from everyone who watches VALORANT gameplay online.
Does my closed beta progress carry over to launch?
No. VALORANT’s current gameplay state may very well change come launch, and it’s better that everyone’s progress begins at the same starting line.
How long will this Closed Beta last?
We’re still aiming for our launch date of Summer 2020 (a little unspecific, we know), and want to keep closed beta as short as we can while getting additional regions online. That said, if we hear a lot of unexpected feedback from players during this period, we’ll reevaluate.
What happens to the VALORANT Points I purchase during the Closed Beta?
At full launch, we will give you all of your VALORANT Points back, with an additional 20% bonus as a thanks for engaging with our work-in-progress skins and store. Here’s an example: if you buy 10000 VALORANT Points during the closed beta, you will have 12000 VALORANT Points at launch (this bonus applies even to the bundled bonus for purchasing larger amounts).
The Store and pricing details are still very much a work-in-progress and don't reflect what will be available at launch.
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