Since the debut of Valorant’s closed beta which shipped last month, the approaching 5v5 team shooter has swiftly and continues to pick up a lot of traction in anticipation for the game’s release in the coming month. At the time of the closed beta going live, the game within its first day on Twitch surpassed 1.7 million viewers which certainly showed to be a good sign for the title to say the least.
And while the game went on to continue gaining popularity well into May now, Riot Games has emerged to share that Valorant will be officially be releasing on June 2nd. The developer shared the news in a new blog post this week.
If you’ve been following along, you probably heard our announcement that VALORANT is launching to most of the world* on June 2 (yes that also includes you OCE!). That’s in a few weeks (we also said that)!
Riot Games tells that despite the closed beta officially coming to an end with the release date just shy of being two weeks away, player feedback is still encouraged for fans to continue to the vocal relationship the team has with its player base. The studio emphasizes that communication is what sways big changes to be made for the game and urges it to still be routine to better the overall experience.
The team also discloses to have a better understanding of cheaters present in online game lobbies with its in-house anti-cheat protocol Vanguard. “Up to now, while we’ve been able to track and understand the inputs by which we identify cheaters, many of our ban waves have been manually reviewed and implemented by our anti-cheat team (and they’ve still managed to ban thousands so far). Come launch, we will be more aggressive, widespread, and automated in our ability to detect and ban cheaters.”
Adding on, the studio shares that Riot Games will be working towards bringing new content such as maps, agents, and other decorative cosmetics to the game following launch. While not much can be said on identifying the DLC, the team did share that “this year’s going to be a fun one.”
Are you excited to finally play Valorant next month?
Valorant is slated to ship for PC on June 2, 2020.
Source: Riot Games