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Apex Legends pros suggest Valorant beta coming in "three weeks"

by David Purcell

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Riot Games might well be on the brink of releasing a beta version of Valorant for playtesting, with Apex Legends professional players claiming we could see it as early as the end of March. 

The game developers have enjoyed tremendous success with League of Legends and most recently with Legends of Runeterra, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more details for their first-person shooter coming in "Summer 2020".

Those working on the Valorant project have already revealed a gameplay preview, showing off a number of weapons and abilities, although now it appears that the official beta could be just around the corner.

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Some Valorant gameplay footage has already been revealed in a preview video.

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In a Twitch clip, which has since been removed, Apex Legends pro team Sentinels were discussing the upcoming beta version of Project A, which was Valorant's initial name, during a broadcast on March 3.

"They said three weeks, I mean, nevermind," one member can be heard saying. "We don't even know how long the beta is going to last."

It was also suggested that the beta could last for just a weekend, but nothing is confirmed at the time of writing. For those who aren't aware, there are three members in Sentinels, including Payne, xretzi and zombs.

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What we do know, though, is that Riot have postponed gameplay capture events in North America and Europe due to coronavirus concerns, breaking the news to professional players and streamers that were set to be involved on March 3.

These events were reportedly supposed to run between March 10-12 in Los Angeles and Barcelona, meaning the delay may line up with the three-week window that Sentinels mentioned during their Twitch stream.

There had previously been suggestions that a Valorant beta was just "days" from coming out, although Riot Games were quick to dismiss such rumors in a statement given to Dexerto.

Whether or not the clip was deleted here to prevent a spread of accurate or false information is unclear, but fans are looking forward to seeing more of Valorant nevertheless.