In case you didn’t know, Riot Games, the studio famously known for League of Legends, has a first-person shooter set to launch this year titled Valorant. Now, if you’re curious about the game or like what you’ve seen so far, you can take a chance and sign up for the Valorant closed beta right now.
Currently, Riot Games says that the Valorant closed beta is only limited to players in Europe, Canada, Turkey, Russia, US, and the CIS countries. The studio plans to roll out to more regions, pending logistics and whatnot.
If you got questions, Riot has answers! Check out the full FAQ for the closed beta below.
When does VALORANT closed beta start?
The VALORANT closed beta starts April 7 on PC. The go-live times are 2 p.m. CET/6 a.m. PST.
How do I get access?
If you are in the above regions, follow these steps.
- Register for a Riot account
- Link your Riot account to a Twitch account (you can get one here)
- When closed beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now), watch specific VALORANT closed beta streams highlighted on Twitch.
Please note that the number of players we let in is based on our current server capacity. We encourage everyone to register and we’ll let more people in as we are able. Player count will ramp up based on timelines for when we can activate more regional servers.
Will VALORANT closed beta be playable in my region?
If you’re playing from either Canada, United States, Russia, Turkey, or Europe, you have a chance to get in the closed beta. Getting the closed beta in the hands of players outside of those regions is not possible at this time, unfortunately. Our official VALORANT channels will update you if the situation changes.
Still, we want to hear from everyone who watches VALORANT gameplay online.
Does my closed beta progress carry over to launch?
No. VALORANT’s current gameplay state may very well change come launch, and it’s better that everyone’s progress begins at the same starting line.
How long will this Closed Beta last?
We’re still aiming for our launch date of Summer 2020 (a little unspecific, we know), and want to keep closed beta as short as we can while getting additional regions online. That said, if we hear a lot of unexpected feedback from players during this period, we’ll reevaluate.
What happens to the VALORANT Points I purchase during the Closed Beta?
At full launch, we will give you all of your VALORANT Points back, with an additional 20% bonus as a thanks for engaging with our work-in-progress skins and store. Here’s an example: if you buy 10000 VALORANT Points during the closed beta, you will have 12000 VALORANT Points at launch (this bonus applies even to the bundled bonus for purchasing larger amounts).
According to Riot, the in-game store and pricing are still a work in progress, and won’t reflect what’s available at launch.