Riot Games today announced its highly anticipated tactical shooter video game, Valorant, will launch on June 2, 2020. In the days leading up to June 2, the game’s massively popular Closed Beta will come to an end on May 28, enabling the team at Riot to reset player accounts, patch new content, and prepare for the beginning of Valorant’s worldwide launch. Once officially live, fans of the competitive 5v5 tac shooter will start fresh, progressing from the same starting line as they compete with players around the world.
“Our goal has always been to bring Valorant to as much of the world as soon as possible, and we’re hyped to be able to do so on June 2, Launch also comes with higher standards and expectations, and we want to have those conversations with players to continue our decades-long commitment to servicing the global Valorant community. This is just the beginning of our journey, not the finish line.”
Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of Valorant at Riot Games
Reinforcing its level of commitment to players, the Valorant team will deliver new game content, game modes, new agents, and new maps shortly after launch. To meet rising player demand, Riot has also prioritized additional new game server deployments on their short-term roadmap in order to lower latency for Valorant players.
Players in Southeast Asia will be able to play Valorant on PC in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Traditional Chinese, with Vietnamese language to come later this year. The PC version will be available to download for free from www.PlayVALORANT.com.
While Taiwan is excluded from the global launch due to additional technical integration work necessary to comply with local requirements, the game is expected to be up and running for that location in the next few weeks.