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When Does Valorant Episode 3 Launch? Leaks, Release Date and More

Abhimannu Das
27/Apr/2021 11:26 am

Valorant's Episode 3 is set to launch sometime around June 22, 2021.
Riot Games is also likely to host a one-year anniversary event in June to celebrate the completion of its first year.
The upcoming Episode is likely to include a brand new agent and three separate battle passes for each Act.

Valorant Episode 3 should launch at the end of Act 2 Episode 3 which is scheduled to kick off later today. Valorant Episode 3 should include a ton of new content, a new agent and more. Players just received a new map and it is unlikely that Riot Games will introduce another map in the very next Act but we can expect a new map in one of the later dates. The game’s first anniversary is also coming up and fans have a lot of expectations from Riot Games. Here is a rundown of everything we know so far about Valorant Episode 3. 

Valorant Episode 3: Release Date

Although Riot Games haven't confirmed it yet, Valorant Episode 3 is expected to launch around June 22, 2021. 

Valorant Episode 2 Act 3 is set to kick off later today and will conclude on June 21, 2021. If we go by the pre-existing pattern of three acts per episode, then Episode 3 should be available as soon as the latest season ends in less than two months which is around June 22, 2021. 

Valorant Episode 3: What to Expect

The biggest highlight of Valorant Episode 3 is likely to be the launch of a new agent. The game’s last three agent releases have been very underwhelming with Astra, Yoru, and Skye barely seeing any competitive play. The developers have been making changes to bring them up on par with the rest of the cast. A new agent should be available with the next Episode in less than 2 months. 

Valorant Episode 3 will also receive its separate battle passes for each Act. If we go by the first to episodes, there are going to be three acts in Episode 3. There will also be a ton of cosmetics that will be introduced to the game. Riot Games offers a steady stream of skin collections that are introduced almost every month for diehard fans to purchase. 

A Night Market refresh should also take place sometime in Episode 3. Fans will be able to unlock some of the best skins in the game at discounted prices. Players have been asking for a re-roll feature to minimize the randomness of the Black Market and it remains to be seen if Riot Games implements any changes. 

The one-year anniversary of the game is also coming up in June 2021. Riot Games launched Valorant and Legends of Runeterra last year. LOR already had its anniversary event where players were given special quests and awarded exclusive cosmetics. Valorant should have a similar event in June for its players. 

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.