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Valorant devs reveal closed beta end time and progression reset details

Published: 22/May/2020 17:04

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have revealed what time the closed beta will be ending on May 28, as well as what progress will be carried over from beta to the main game when it launches on June 2.

Valorant is arguably one of the most exciting games around today. Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre, after tremendous success over the last decade with MOBA League of Legends, is sure to be a success, and the beta definitely warmed huge amounts of players to it.

Now, with the beta coming to an end, we take a look at when exactly you’ll have to tuck the game away for a while, as well as how much progress will carry over from the beta.

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Players have already started to familiarize themselves with the maps and their favorite Agents.

While it’s been well-publicized at this point that Valorant release date and closed beta end date confirmed, with the closed beta ending on May 28, some players have questioned how much of their hard-earned progress they’ll get to keep – if any at all.

We can confirm now that players will get to keep some of the progress they’ve earned, and exactly how long you’ve got to level up.

What time will the Valorant closed beta end?

At this point, you all know that the Valorant closed beta ends on May 28, but in a blog post straight from the Valorant devs, it has been confirmed that the beta will shut down at 9 am PT (12 pm ET/5 pm BST) in all regions.

That said, you will still be able to load into a game at 8:59 am PT – but after that, queues will end, and the servers will officially be shut off at 10:30 am PT.

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Servers will be completely shut down worldwide at 10:30 am PT.

Although the launch is cited as a worldwide one, it’s worth noting that Riot Games say that “there are still some regions that we can’t get to just yet, like Vietnam, India, the Middle East, and a few others,” so if you’re in one of those regions, you might have to hold out a little longer.

What progress will carry over from Valorant closed beta to full game?

Riot Games also revealed in their blog post that all Valorant progress will be reset except for whatever you earned in the Closed Beta player pass.

Your store purchases won’t carry over with you, but however many Valorant points you bought throughout the duration of the beta will be credited back to your account, with a convenient 20% bonus on top. So if you bought 1000 Valorant points, you’ll have 1200 Valorant points at launch.

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Most of your progress will be lost when the full game launches, but Riot have offered some incentives to beta players.

So, if you’re worried about losing the things you purchased, don’t worry: you’ll get your points back and more. It may be frustrating buying them again, but at least you’re not losing it.

Although it might be a bit frustrating to lose the rest of your progress, to some it may be a welcome change; now you’ve learned more of the game, that original progression might look pretty poor compared to what it will do after a couple of weeks with the full game.

So make sure to get those games in now before the beta ends, and if you’re looking to buy Valorant points, now might be the perfect time so you can get your bonus on top.

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Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.