Valorant Closed-Beta Is Now Officially a Part of History

Skins are toast, but purchased points to carry over

From the Fun While It Lasted files comes today’s announcement that the closed-beta phase of VALORANT is now officially in the history books.

Riot Games has temporarily shut down its new first-person 5-on-5 shooter as it turns its attention to an official June 2 launch. Those who were lucky enough to play VALORANT in closed-beta can look forward to having their accumulated purchased points carry over with a 20 percent top up.

All other progressions however—rank, skins, agent contracts—will go back to zero.

The official launch will see a new map, new agent, and new game mode, with additional features scheduled be rolled out over the summer.

VALORANT became an instant smash when it debuted on Twitch in closed-beta in March, immediately shooting to the top of most-streamed games on the platform.

To celebrate the launch, Riot Games and Twitch Rivals have announced a tournament where $270,000 will be up for grabs. Participating players will come from North America, Brazil, Korea, Europe, and Japan.

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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