Riot to launch Valorant next month

Riot to launch Valorant next month

Riot Games' new tactical shooter Valorant will be released on June 2nd.

Currently, the game is in a closed beta, which comes to an end on May 28th. After the testing stage closes, Riot will reset the accounts of those who took part in the beta and will add patches before the game goes live. The beta began in early April. At launch, the tactical shooter will be free on PC.

"Our goal has always been to bring Valorant to as much of the world as soon as possible, so we're hyped to be able to do so on June 2nd," said executive producer Anna Donlon.

"The team looks forward to starting our decades-long commitment to servicing the global Valorant community. This is just the beginning of our journey together."

First known as Project A, the game was announced alongside five other projects at the end of 2019 as part of the League of Legends anniversary celebrations. Valorant has already proven popular; it broke the Twitch viewership record within days of beginning its closed beta.

The tactical shooter has already entered the esports scene. Riot Games teamed up ESPN for a tournament that was held between April 20th and 22nd. The American firm has claimed it wants Valorant to "grow naturally" as an esport.

Furthermore, Donlon and her team have made it clear that cheating, bullying and harassment will not be tolerated.

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