A week into the Valorant beta and the development team at Riot Games has outlined how drops will be changing on Twitch, as well as which regions should be gaining access in the near future.
Valorant beta access has been a hot commodity since Riot opened the floodgates on April 7, and viewers on Twitch should now have a much easier time earning their way in.
Riot also indicated they are hard at work preparing three new regions for beta access. If you’re still keeping an eye on streams for a lucky drop, here’s everything you need to know from the latest developer update.
Valorant beta accessible through any Twitch stream
Only select streamers with ‘drops enabled’ in their Twitch title were actually able to provide viewers with access to the beta throughout the first week.
That has since changed, according to Valorant game director Joe Ziegler and Executive Producer Anna Donlon. In the April 14 blog post, the developers outlined how “all Valorant streams now drop closed beta access.”
This means that any streamer on Twitch is now able to provide their viewers with beta access so long as they are playing Valorant. The devs emphasized, however, this change doesn’t “increase the number of drops” available.
New regions coming to the Valorant beta soon
The latest update also confirmed that multiple regions should be coming online in the very near future. While no set date has been locked in stone for the end of the beta period, it appears as though Valorant will still be playable for quite some time as more regions become available.
“We’re moving as fast as possible to release [the] closed beta in new regions,” they explained. “Brazil, LATAM, and Korea [are] in our sights, but [we] can’t confirm dates just yet.”
These regions will join players across Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia, and other CIS countries that already have access.
Additional Valorant Beta access
The developers also outlined three major points in the blog post, detailing new ways they’re looking to expand access and improve the beta experience.
Beta access will continue to scale up as server loads have seen a 25% increase “to meet demand.” One of the key aspects of the beta is for Riot to monitor server load management and prepare for a smooth transition to the full release.
“A few thousand of the most engaged Valorant stream viewers” have manually been given access to the beta as a “thank you” from the developers.
If you’ve logged a solid number of hours in Valorant Twitch streams over the past week, there’s a good chance you’ve been given beta access, so be sure to check your account.
Riot is also continuing to keep a close eye on account sellers. More and more accounts have been banned as they look to turn a profit during the closed beta period.
There’s no telling exactly how long the Valorant beta period will last just yet. For all we know, this is only just at the beginning.
With more and more regions coming online, and a ranked mode on its way, it appears as though the beta won’t be taken down anytime soon.