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Riot Games’ newest FPS title Valorant has caused quite the stir in the gaming community. With many fans and professional gamers gnawing at the bit to get a chance to play, it seems Riot has a hit on its hands before the game has even released. With so much anticipation for Valorant though, fans are asking when the beta will launch. It’s been confirmed the new FPS will feature a beta, but it was rumored that it would take place in the summer of 2020. However, this timeline was seemingly sped up recently when one source, Eurogamer, claimed the Valorant beta would arrive in “the next few days.”
When is the Valorant beta really releasing?
Although Eurogamer is fairly reliable, they were wrong on this occasion. Their article featuring the mistake has been updated to display the correct information, but for a while, the community was abuzz with excitement.
After all, Riot just released gameplay for Valorant yesterday, so a beta this early was music to fans’ ears. However, according to inside sources and Riot itself, the beta will not be releasing anytime soon. Rod “Slasher” Breslau, an esports insider, confirms this further for us.
this is incorrect
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 3, 2020
The developers even canceled their content creator event due to the coronavirus outbreak, which most likely puts a delay on the beta. Riot Games presumably wanted professionals to play the game and give feedback before they released Valorant to the public.
So, in terms of a date for the beta, that’s still up in the air as of right now. It’s probably still going to release in the summer of this year, but we’re not sure of the exact month. However, if the content creator event goes well, whenever it takes place, perhaps Riot could speed up the beta’s release.
Are you excited for the new FPS? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all Valorant news.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.