Riot Games has surprised just about everyone with its announcement that Valorant, the company’s upcoming team-based 5v5 FPS, will be hitting its closed beta testing phase starting on April 7th. Players have been invited to head to the game’s official site to sign up for an opportunity to be selected as a tester.
Those who are keen for a chance to try out Riot’s direct Overwatch competitor will need to do a few things to up their chances for selection.
- Create a Riot account.
- Connect that account with Twitch.
- Watch live streams of the event via Twitch though as of this writing there is no specific number of hours required.
- Potentially receive an invite.
To get players excited about the game, Riot has been showcasing a number of heroes that will launch with the game in summer 2020.
Head to the Valorant official site to get signed up today.
Here’s what we think it takes for you to trust a game enough to invest: 128-tick servers, at least 30 frames per second on most min-spec computers (even dating back a decade), 60 to 144+ FPS on modern gaming rigs, a global spread of data centers aimed at <35ms for players in major cities around the world, a netcode we’ve been obsessing over for years, and a commitment to anti-cheat from day one. Shooting in VALORANT is precise, consequential, and highly-lethal – we want you to win on your skill and strategy alone.
Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities, so how do you beat someone with the speed of the wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. VALORANT is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play because if it wins, it works.