When Valorant, the new upcoming competitive shooter from Riot Games, was announced fans went crazy. The media and gamers across the globe wanted to know when and where they could play the game, as well as any bits of news they could about Valorant. We finally have some firm news from Riot about the upcoming Valorant closed beta, yes there’s actually a test for the game coming quite soon.
Valorant’s closed beta will begin on April 7 for users in certain regions. Right now only those living in the following regions have a potential to get into the test: Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia, and CIS countries.
When does the closed beta begin?
The Valorant closed beta starts April 7 on PC and will go live at 2 pm CET/6 am PST.
How to get access to the closed beta
If you are in the above regions, follow these steps.
- Register for a Riot account
- Link your Riot account to a Twitch account
- When closed beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now), watch specific VALORANT closed beta streams highlighted on Twitch.
We’re still kind of light on some details for this closed beta though, despite knowing when it will begin. The exact number of testers is unknown, as is the duration of the test, we don’t know when the Valorant closed beta will end. Riot has yet to reveal the streams we need to watch as well, but we can expect that news in the days leading up to the open of the testing period.
And since the game is a 5v5 shooter, expect testing out the early concepts for different characters and maps to be the focus. We’re likely looking at getting to test a small portion of the overall roster, the details of which have not been confirmed, but also a tiny selection of the maps in the game.
It’s very likely that Riot tries to keep the number of players fairly low, to avoid excess strain on the server as well. Keep in mind that this is a closed beta, so not everyone who signs up will get an invite.