Grab your beach towels and get ready for a new VALORANT map that’s a breeze

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Stop and think, for a second, what you’d give to spend the next couple of weeks—or months—on a tropical island in the Caribbean. At this point in the pandemic something—anything—would be lovely to break up the monotony of sleep, eat, work, sleep, rinse and repeat. The added problem being that, for many of us, there is no longer any reason to change out of our pyjamas in the morning, afternoon, or evening. With that in mind, it’s a beautiful thing that you can now visit the Bermuda Triangle with VALORANT.

Riot Games’ breakout first-person shooter game has unleashed a new map, and it takes players to the place where boats and planes disappear with some frequency, and where the ghost of pirates past walk the sandy shores of remote beaches. The battleground, which is the sixth addition to the game, is called Breeze.

Players will find themselves on a Caribbean -vibe island in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle. Expect to happen upon tropical beaches, old forts, and abandoned canons. There are zip lines and open spaces dotted with pyramids and long staircases for creating choke points. The emphasis is therefore on long sightlines rather than claustrophobic combat, although there are plenty of boxes for cover.

The tropical vibe is, of course, a noted departure from VALORANT’s last map, the set-in-Russian Icebox.

“Breeze was heavily inspired by the islands in the Caribbean,” Riot Games developer Devon Fay said in a release. “We loved the old forts and tropical beaches. After the cold, angular world of Icebox, we were really excited for the open, bright, colorful world of Breeze.”

Designer Sal ‘Volcano’ Garozzo added: “One of the main goals we had with Breeze was building larger and more open spaces with longer sightlines than the other maps in the pool. This provides an opportunity for different weapons and Agents to shine. Each map should provide different strengths and weaknesses for the Agents in the roster to explore while supporting different types of strategies.”

The new map that enables you to visit the Bermuda Triangle with VALORANT will officially launch on Tuesday (April 27). That gives you a few days to load up on the sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and find your flip-flops.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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