Riot Games teased the imminent release of a brand new Valorant map with multiple unique visuals in the lead-up to its debut.
It’s been a cool minute since players have received a new map for Valorant. But there’s some good news. devs teased the release of a brand-new map with a January 1 post to kick off the new year. This means another stage to learn and strategize around, which provides a plethora of content for players to study.
The map has previously been teased to have a new mechanic. Riot Games developer Joe Lansford stated “It’s gonna have a new mechanic. Erm, yeah, it’s not too crazy. It’s not teleporters. But there will be a new mechanic. It’s going to be similar to another map in the pool. That’s all [I can say].” Nothing else has been added since, until these new teasers began to hit the web.
The first of these surprise reveals came on January 1 as Riot shared a breathtaking nighttime visual. While there’s little to go off, we can assume the new locale is set among the backdrop of vibrant skyscrapers.
A second teaser followed close behind just 24 hours later, with Riot providing another glimpse of the map. This time from an interior location as Omen is hard at work maintaining a plant.
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As of the article’s writing, there is no gameplay trailer or official reveal. But according to a Twitter post from a reputable Valorant leaks account, we could see a proper reveal trailer on Thursday, January 5. Then, over the first weekend of 2023, the same source stated that there will be gameplay revealed. As for the map’s release date, the Valorant Leaks account stated it will debut Tuesday, January 10
We’re sure to hear directly from Riot in the coming days so be sure to check back soon as further details emerge.