Riot Game’s Twitch showstopping free-to-play multiplayer, Valorant, is reaching the end of its closed beta, and the company has confirmed its release date.
The game will be available (for most of the world to play) from June 2nd. Closed beta will be ending on May 28th, giving some time for a final game update before launch.
If you haven’t yet seen the game in action, it’s worth checking out before launch. Aside from being an incredibly impressive game visually, Valorant delivers high-action gameplay with a focus on precise shooting mechanics.
Though similar in game style to the likes of classic shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant has more than enough charm and charisma to become something truly great on its own.
Valorant has been made with the esports market in mind, having been designed for high-intensity play, with outstanding performance on PC and more than well-balanced matches.
Even just from the closed beta it’s clear through the number of viewers on Twitch and through the interest from the esports community: this is a game that’s going to make some waves, despite controversies and teething issues while in its unfinished form.
Over on the Valorant website, Riot describes the game mechanics as follows: “Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities, so how do you beat someone with the speed of wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. VALORANT is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play, because if it wins, it works.”
Valorant will receive another patch before the full game launches, so hopefully this will fix some issues with cheating and general bugs.
Have you been playing Valorant during the beta phase? What’s your opinion of Riot’s take on the free-to-play multiplayer?
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