As we near the release of Valorant Episode 5’s release, Riot has already begun teasing details on Valorant’s upcoming eighth map. Here’s what we know so far, including rumored layouts.
From three maps in the beta, Valorant is slowly growing out its map pool. Fracture’s release in Episode 3 Act 2 expanded the pool to seven, and number eight is on its way.
Early tidbits about the map’s potential location and layout have already dropped, so here’s what we know so far.
Valorant Map 8 details: Leaks, layout, more
Valorant’s eighth map was first teased in an October 7 blog post breaking down Fracture’s development.
“As for what comes next on ‘map 8’, no spoilers, but you might find some clues in those Fracture emails. Hopefully, they’re not lost in your spam folder.”
🔻Map 8 Teaser🔻
In today’s Fracture Development blog, we’ve been directed to the emails as a tease for VALORANT’s next map.
As of now, if the tease is already present, it’s most likely the geo-dome Ruben tells Oran about and where his niece currently resides.
— Cynprel (@cynprel) October 7, 2021
The two emails, sent to Ruben Pontes of K Industries, talk about a “city-wide geo dome”.
The dome reportedly protects residents from high tides, with one of the emails stating: “Tidal forecast says we might even get to open the geo-dome for the matches.”
Ruben Pontes’ name has added suspicion the map would be based in Brazil — or at the very least South America.
Riot’s social medias are showcasing every Agent and their home region. On January 17, the company said we’d look at Breach in Sweden next, but posted schematics of a new map layout with Raze’s signature all over it.
It’s still up in the air what Riot could be planning, but the layout could give way to a multi-tier map design.
This could be the blueprints for the “modern wonder” that Rpontes was talking about.
Valorant’s official Twitter page dropped a boombot on us with a spicy teaser about the next map. Asking us to prep for Aquarium week on May 24.
The image runs true with the information that’s been eked out to us so far. Pointing toward a large, potentially indoors, multi-tiered map, hopefully entirely underwater.
Further suggesting we’re heading underwater, in a tweet on June 9, the official Valorant page posted an image that looks to be an underwater dome created by the Kingdom with the caption “Prepare to dive.”
According to credible dataminer Floxay on Twitter, the eighth Valorant map is codenamed “Pitt.” However, it’s worth noting that a codename is to be taken with a grain of salt, and doesn’t always reflect its actual name.
New map codename: Pitt.
— floxay (@floxayyy) June 7, 2022
When will Valorant’s eighth map release?
Following Riot’s trend of releasing maps every 2-3 Acts or so with Valorant’s refusing to drop a new map in the Episode 4 Act 3 update. We should be able to expect the map and more with the next episode.
With Valorant Episode 4’s battle pass running until July 7, it’s around then we should look for another battlefield joining the rotation. Keep your eyes peeled for that Aquarium release as we get close to July 2022.