VALORANT Release Times & Countdown

VALORANT Release Countdown

It’s here, VALORANT will launch in less than 24 hours in all regions. The launch is distributed and at different times for regions, so don’t miss the exact VALORANT launch time in your region!

VALORANT will release in

VALORANT has now launched in Korea, Japan and most of Asia-Pacific.

in Korea, Japan and most of Asia-Pacific.

VALORANT will release in

VALORANT has now launched in Europe, Turkey, MENA, Russia and CIS countries.

in Europe, Turkey, MENA, Russia and CIS countries.

VALORANT will release in

VALORANT has now launched in North America, Latin America, and South America

in North America, Latin America, and South America

VALORANT Release Times

VALORANT will release at slightly different times around the world.

VALORANT Release FAQ

When will VALORANT release in the US?

Check out the countdown above to see when VALORANT will release in North America, including the United States of America.

Do you keep your progress from the VALORANT Beta?

No, everything but your VALORANT Beta Rewards will be reset.

Do you keep your rank at VALORANT release?

No, some form of hidden MMR / unranked MMR will stay, so that beta players don’t crush new players, but you will have to play 20 unranked matches and five competitive matches to get your rank.

VALORANT Launches June 2nd, 2020

Riot Games just announced that VALORANT will release in less than two weeks, on June 2nd!

It will launch with one additional Agent, a new map and a new mode which will be in beta. Some will be disappointed though with the news that it will not be a (team) deathmatch mode.


UPDATE March 2nd:

Our sources were right. Valorant will be released in Summer 2020.

Watch the new gameplay preview:

What Riot is saying about the Valorant Release Date

In the first Valorant teaser during Riot’s 10th anniversary Riot Pls, Anna “Supercakes” Dolon (Executive Producer, Valorant) announced that the team will go dark until 2020.

But that’s not all! Something many missed is that Riot published an additional post after the announcement to clear up some things about the timelines for their newly announced games. In this post, Riot answers the question when the game will be playable with just a single “Eventually“. That doesn’t sound that far off.

Other indicators for the Valorant Release Date

  • Ronald “Rambo” Kim, former CS 1.6 & CS:S pro published a YouTube video in which he not only discloses that he’s one of the play testers for Valorant, but also voices some predictions for more a more public beta test. Rambo states in his video that the game already feels pretty complete and that he would not be surprised to see a public test in the next 6 months.
  • Widened play-tests.
  • Link to “Who works on Valorant”, 6 month crunch

Riot’s Handling of Play-testing and Betas Is a Good Sign

Where other publishers hold up to month-longs invite-only betas for big content creators and pros, Riot – at least for their two recent releases TFT and Legends of Runeterra – did give all players an early chance to get into the beta. They did invite and fly in some pros and influencer for their new games – in both cases that was pretty close to the first more open and public tests.

So, Here’s When We Expect Valorant to Be Playable

Summer 2020.