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

Apex Legends pros suggest Valorant beta coming in “three weeks”

Published: 4/Mar/2020 10:09

by David Purcell


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.

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.

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.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.