Valorant has become the biggest sensation among the competitive gamers, since the launch of the Closed Beta version. Hundreds of streamers are streaming Valorant on Twitch.tv and YouTube daily, and the viewers are also loving it. Many Counter-Strike pros and even many PUBG pros are switching to Valorant, due to the awesome gameplay.
The developers of Riot Games have put much effort into designing Valorant, which made the game very smooth in performance and compatible with almost all kinds of PCs. That is bringing even a lot more players into the game.
Also, due to the similarity with the Counter-Strike, along with a new style, many CS players are considering Valorant as the Counter-Strike Alternative. Valorant launched the closed beta on April 7, 2020, and since then millions of viewers are also putting their time on watching Valorant Twitch streams in order get a key drop so that they can access the Valorant in the closed beta.
Now, Riot games have officially confirmed the date of Valorant launch and here we are going to talk about all the details.
Confirmed Released date for Valorant
The date is June 2, 2020, according to the Riot Games official website. Though it has not been confirmed that the game is going to be in Open Beta state or in the Final product state.
But due to the news of the new upcoming characters in Valorant, we can expect that the game is going to be released as an Open Beta version. Many new content and characters are about to be introduced.
The game is going to be released with the current set of characters, which are Brimstone, Jett, Phoenix, Sage, Omen, Breach, Raze, Cypher, Sova, and Viper. You can play the game with your friends by creating a party or you can go on with random teams as well.
Does the Valorant Closed Beta Rank progress carry over after launch?
The answer is NO. The ranks will be rest, and everyone would start from the initial rank again. Also, the players are going to lose all the purchased in-game cosmetics, but Riot announced that the players will be refunded with in-game currency and 20% bonus if they buy any new skins. In simple words, if you have spent 100 Valorant points, then you will get 120 Valorant Point upon launch.
Valorant System Requirements
- For 30 FPS gaming: CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo E8400; GPU – Intel HD 4000
- For 60 FPS gaming: CPU – Intel i3 4150 / AMD FX 4100; GPU – Nvidia GT 730
- For 144 FPS gaming: CPU – Intel i5 4460 / AMD FX 8320; GPU – GTX 1050
Valorant Upcoming Tournament
There is also an official tournament has been announced from the Riot Games themselves, where many fan-favorite star players are going to participate (most of them are Valorant streamers).
Riot Games also declared that the prize pool is going to be big, though the game is yet to launch, Riot Games is very much confident about the game’s upcoming popularity. The prize pool is going to be worth $200,000, which is quite a big feat for a yet to release the game and a very bold step from Riot Games.
Furthermore, Riot Games also confirmed the tournament will feature 5v5 matches. Riot Games also declared about the same tournament over their official Valorant Twitter handle.
Why should you be playing Valorant?
As we know Counter-Strike has dominated the world of competitive gaming for almost two decades, but with time the no of players is falling.
Especially after the launch of some successful Battle Royal games, many players who were looking for a way out from Counter-Strike shifted for games like Fortnite, Player Unknowns Battlegrounds (PUBG), Apex Legends, PUBG Mobile, etc.
As these are also competitive games, and each of these games has various official tournaments throughout the year. Even Fortnite has its own world Cup also. But, then also many people like playing Counter-Strike type of games, though many of them are getting bored due to a lack of new content.
Here a game called Overwatch did a good business in the last couple of years. Overwatch was a character-based multiplayer FPS arena game. Valorant put the concepts of Counter-Strike and Overwatch together and made a game which is like Counter-Strike but comes with many new twists and turns, due to the different type of characters.
So, if you are looking for a Counter-Strike or Overwatch alternative, the Valorant can be your best choice. Also if you are a multiplayer game lover or a PvP Game lover, or you just enjoy playing Competitive games, then also Valorant is worth a try.
Especially for the esports aspirants, Valorant is going to be a must to play the game, as this is going to be among the top 5 names in competitive gaming in the coming years.
Just get the Valorant client from Riot Game’s official site, and keep your PC ready for the game so that you can start downloading the game as soon as it goes live. Valorant is free, and a very optimized game that will even run on your grandfather’s PC. So, stay excited and keep gaming.