Valorant Enters Beta On April 7 For North America And Europe

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For all the excited players who are ready to play Valorant, Riot has announced that the studio's new shooter will be going into beta on April 7 for Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia, and CIS countries, with other regions following at later dates. Not much information has been given about the beta, such as how long the beta will last, or how big the game's file size is.

According to Riot’s webpage if you want to get into the beta queue you have to follow certain steps:

  1. Register for a Riot account
  2. Link your Riot account to a Twitch account
  3. When closed beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now) watch specific Valorant closed beta streams highlighted on Twitch.

The number of players who get access to Valorant is based on Riot's server capacity. This means more and more players will be able to join the beta as Riot gets more comfortable with the release.

The best part about the competitive shooter game is that it can run on older hardware as well, allowing more players to run it easily and giving them higher frames. On their website, Riot said that they would have

  • 128-tick servers
  • At least 30 frames per second on most min-spec computers (even dating back a decade)
  • 60 to 144+ FPS on modern gaming rigs
  • Global spread of data centers aimed at <35ms for players in major cities around the world
  • Proper netcode that they have been working on
  • Commitment to anti-cheat from day one.

So, what are your thoughts on Riot’s Valorant? Do you think people will get hooked on the game? Personally, I think the hype around it is high and with organizations scouting for players, there is a good opportunity for an esports scene. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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