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Riot Games’ Closed Beta For VALORANT Commences On April 7

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Riot Games’ Project A was disclosed late last year to be a tactical, class-based, first-person shooter set in the universe of the company’s monumental League of Legends. While the genre has flipped, the universe is still intact with familiar aspects and elements that you could only expect from the American developer. It wasn’t until earlier this month that Riot Games fully revealed the game to be Valorant with a summer-aimed release date.

And while fans who are antsy to just sample the game, now is your opportunity to do so. Riot Games announced that there will be closed beta for a limited amount of players to demo the game ahead of its slated release window following the approaching mid-year solstice. And for fans who want to do just that, you will have to jump through some hoops.

Instead of simply signing up to possibly find your way into the closed playtest, there are three steps you must take:

  1. You must register, if you have not already, a Riot Games account.
  2. Link your Twitch account to your Riot games profile, or create one to link.
  3. Watch a selection of Valorant-related videos to possibly be granted access to the beta.

While the ability to earn your way into the closed beta is available for anyone to achieve, the process to do so is quite convoluted to say the least. Riot Games further reveals that the beta will only be available in the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Turkey when the playtest rolls out next Tuesday. Additional regions are confirmed to be added at a later time.

Follow forward, Riot Games went to clarify that some users might face higher ping in certain regions due to the limited datacenters locations the team can achieve currently. “While we’re trying to get data centers up all around the world to maintain low latency for all Valorant players, we know there are some places we just can’t get a datacenter close enough, which means your ping may be higher.”

Alongside the previous alias project A that Valorant was branded, Riot Games also disclosed Project L which illustrates the bridge for League of Legends as a fighting game. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you going to try your way into the valorant closed beta?

Valorant is listed for PC to arrive sometime later on in summer 2020.

Source: Riot Games

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