Valorant launch date announced - Riot’s shooter arrives in June

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After more than a month of closed beta testing, Riot's hotly anticipated tactical shooter, Valorant, finally has a global release date - June 2.

Here's Riot's Anna Donlon, Executive Producer, and Joe Ziegler, Game Director, chatting about the bit 1.0.

Although the launch is cited as a worldwide one, it's worth noting that Riot Games say that "there are still some regions that we can't get to just yet, like Vietnam, India, the Middle East, and a few others", so if you're in one of those regions, you might have to hold out a little longer.

The game, which is now available in the U.S., most of Europe and Latin America, has been in closed beta since early April.

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The full "Valorant" game will roll out in phases beginning June 2 to North America, South Korea, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Oceania on PCs. The Closed Beta has been available for NA and European Union since April 7th, and in Korea and Brazil for the last few weeks.

The game broke records on Twitch when it entered into closed beta back in April, with 1.7 million concurrent viewers, however, a lot of this will have been down to Riot Games using Twitch as a direct marketing tactic. All account progression and statuses will be reset then, and any cosmetic purchases refunded (with accounts gifted a 20 percent bonus on any cosmetic currency purchased).

For those looking to jump into Valorant when it drops in a couple of weeks, you'll find plenty of handy advice below.

So make sure to get those games in now before the beta ends, and if you're looking to buy Valorant points, now might be the ideal time so you can get your bonus on top.

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