LOS ANGELES – March 30, 2020 – Riot Games today announced a closed testing period for the much sought-after game VALORANT will start April 7, 2020. The Closed Beta will be limited to players in Europe, Canada, Russia, Turkey, and the United States – with the possibility of a later rollout to more regions, pending developments with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Riot Games is collaborating with Twitch, the world’s leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, to entitle fans with VALORANT Closed Beta access. To be eligible for entitlement to the Closed Beta, players in Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and the United States should follow the steps below:
- Register for a Riot account (create a Riot account here)
- Link your Riot account to a Twitch account (create a Twitch account here)
- When closed beta activates in your region (EU and NA for now), watch specific VALORANT streams highlighted on Twitch for the opportunity to be entitled for Closed Beta access
For additional details about the VALORANT Closed Beta, including Twitch entitlement guidelines, visit www.PlayVALORANT.com.
VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter for the PC, currently in development at Riot Games. Set to launch around the globe for most regions in Summer 2020, VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for thousands of hours of play. VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC hardware, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience.